Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

The blaming of the black man and the racism contained in the expression “Cirilo’s Syndrome” – The debate over black identity and interracial relations rages on


Note from BW of Brazil: It is an ongoing debate that won’t be dying down any time soon! And from the perspective of this blog, it’s about time that this … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The extinction of black, brown, yellow and beige: The extinction of the black race in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, it’s a conversation that many people don’t seem to want to have. Depending on where you live in Brazil, the title of today’s piece … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 16 Comments

The danger of cultural appropriation – the ongoing whitening of Brazilian history


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a followup report to a piece from Friday night. Over the years we have seen numerous examples of the appropriation of black culture … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Whitewashing history: Play in Rio de Janeiro inspired by Afro-Brazilian historical figures but portrayed by white actors!


Note from BW of Brazil: Incredible! These people NEVER give up! The latest controversy coming out of Brazil involving black (mis)representation and history is neither new or surprising. As has … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 45 Comments

Brazil’s World Cup team and their women: Color doesn’t matter or fear of the dark?


Note from BW of Brazil: The origin of today’s post is actually from 2006, during the World Cup of that year that was held in Germany. That year, Brazil was … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 13 Comments

Professor, rapper and militant Vera Veronika: Down for the cause in Hip Hop as well as in academia


Note from BW of Brazil: Overcoming a number of obstacles, Vera Veronika is a woman of various accomplishments. Her achievements and outlook as a black Brazilian woman represent very well … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 3 Comments