Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“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 · 18 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

Agency criticized over photo: Calls itself Agência Africa but photo of staff doesn’t feature any black people


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes one has to wonder, before being criticized does anyone seriously think about the things they do? I often wonder this when dealing with the … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Is the skin color of one’s partner a random choice? A thing of the heart? One woman’s research presented a reality that no one wants to talk about


Note from BW of Brazil: Interracial relationships. Yes, we’ve talked about them before, but the conversation has been expanding for a number of years. With the rise of black consciousness … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 11 Comments