Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Why wasn’t there a black Paquita?” – Host leaves TV personality Xuxa speechless after pointing out there were no black girls in her popular song and dance group


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m not gonna spend much time on this one but I had to least post it. Past articles have brought up the fact that many … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Turning white: Why do they whiten blacks in movies, soap operas, advertisements and in history?


Note from BW of Brazil: You’ve seen it before…Think about it. When was the last time you saw a film, TV series or advertisement that featured a white actor/actress or … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Next time, be born white! You have a complex because of being born mulata with hard hair!” Woman is verbally assaulted on Rio beach by middle-aged white woman, a Hitler supporter


Note from BW of Brazil: More from the land of “we Brazilians aren’t racists!” Today’s latest example of unbridled, in your face racism is not at all shocking to me … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 19 Comments

“I am a woman. I’m from the periphery. But I still have an advantage: I’m white” – The recognition of white privilege and racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes one has to accept the idea that coincidences don’t exist. Sometimes things happen in the universe that demonstrate that things are supposed the happen … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

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 Brazil, justice is white and rich: A comparison of two women, one black, one white, provides another example of this


Note from BW of Brazil: In practical terms, the justice system is supposed to provide equal access and render equal treatment to all whether in situations of judgement, imprisonment or … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

“Do you think I didn’t want to be white?” – The importance of the continuation of the discussion of black self-worth


Note from BW of Brazil: But we’re all equal, right? Today’s piece is the result of a routine experience on a bus. But the simple comment of one black man … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment