Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: white women

Young white woman stirs up debate on cultural appropriation; after being confronted by black woman, reveals being a cancer patient dealing with her hair loss

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s story caused quite a debate when the incident took place a few weeks ago. At issue here is a topic that has been approached … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

The incredible case of a black ‘palmiteiro’: He doesn’t want a ‘commitment’, but radically changes his mind when a white woman enters his life

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a dialogue that desperately needs to happen! In Brazil today, the black population is waking up by the hundreds of thousands, realizing and decoding … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 8 Comments

“(Hot) women for all tastes”? Photo featuring all blond women draws fire for sexism and a lack of diversity

Note from BW of Brazil: So here we go again! Yet another example of how Brazil’s media loves to present itself representative of all Brazilians while simultaneously promoting a supposed … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Record TV’s “Speak Brazil” news program – With the whiteness of all of its hosts perhaps “Speak Denmark” would be a better name

Note from BW of Brazil: Race in the media is a popular topic here on the blog and for good reason. The media’s influences on the minds and perceptions of … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cirilo’s Syndrome II: Psychological damage on a child when white parent in interracial marriage is racist

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is due to a number of things. One, the study of interracial relationships in Brazil is an ongoing topic here on the blog. … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 13 Comments

“We, black women are invisible to the media”, says women’s rights institute vice executive director

  Note from BW of Brazil: The interview below continues along the lines of much of the analysis found daily on this blog. Please see the previous articles associated with the research discussed … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Modern day Brazilian “fashion colonialism”: Africa is the inspiration for São Paulo Fashion Week; nearly all the models are white

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here we go again! Another São Paulo Fashion Week extravaganza, another black model shut out. In reality, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. After … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment