Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: white supremacy

Persecuted as the only black woman in a beauty pageant, Carolina Pinheiro dos Passos says: “I represent blacks!”

Note from BW of Brazil: One can gain quite a bit of insight into how race plays out in many minds by simply analyzing something as relatively trivial as a … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

In 80% black Salvador, Bahia, African-American neuroscientist Carl Hart says “blacks seem to be in the hands of white people”

Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago here on the blog, we featured a story that detailed the experiences of non-Brazilian blacks visiting or living in Brazil. The … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 8 Comments

Dear white “boss”: We know you didn’t mean to come off as a nice “master”, but….: The case of the blond TV host and her black nannies

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s stories such as these are really key for understanding how the racial hierarchy works in a country like Brazil. A few days ago we … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

The everyday benefits of whiteness in Brazil: Five recent examples

The everyday benefits of whiteness in Brazil: Five recent examples Note from BW of Brazil: From time to time the question will arise in the comments section on this blog, … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The value associated with white skin and blond hair: In video, two little girls, one black and one white, pretend to be lost – See how people react

Note from BW of Brazil: So, you still believe “somos todos iguais” (we are all equal)??? Are you sure about that? OK, first let’s be clear about this. Yes, human … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 11 Comments

Flaunting the privilege of whiteness: Councilman tells black protester, “I’m handsome and have blue eyes and you’re ugly!”

Note from BW of Brazil: If anyone reads this blog for any amount time they would surely come away with the idea that whiteness is clearly overvalued in Brazil. Despite … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Behind the briefing: Black women in advertising

Note from BW of Brazil: When one lives in a country in which the idea of a “racial democracy” is constantly being propagated (either by elites or afterwards by common … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 7 Comments