Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Zumbi dos Palmares

“That’s prejudice, (it’s) just because we’re black! When will we be respected in this country?” says a black woman accused of theft in a store; subsequent search finds nothing


Two women accused the establishment in Bahia of having practiced racism against them on Saturday, April 6th. An employee of the establishment charged the customers Áurea Santos and Dulce Santos … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

In northeastern state of Maranhão, which is 74% Afro-Brazilian, illiteracy rate is 50% higher among blacks


Population of northeastern state of Maranhão is 74% Afro-Brazilian   In Maranhão, the illiteracy rate is 50% higher among blacks, according to the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (Brazilian Institute … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment