Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Since you became a black militant, it’s very difficult to talk to you!”: How racial consciousness changes the way one sees the world


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s actually a very common story. There are possibly millions of black Brazilians who have long believed or still believe that Brazil has no racial … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

12-year old adopted black girl is target of racist bullying at three different schools in the city of Belo Horizonte


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really outside of the norm in today’s story. A black girl in a vastly white environment who is the victim of racist taunting on … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Actress Vaneza Oliveira of the Netflix series ‘3%’ records a video discussing the racism she experienced as a child in school; the subject Brazil still doesn’t take seriously


Note from BW of Brazil: This blog alone has already exposed the topic over and over again: racism in the Brazilian school system. Experiencing racism from classmates is bad enough, … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

“My racist professor” hashtag exposes shocking recollections of racial discrimination experienced by black students in schools and universities


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, there shouldn’t be anything shocking or even surprising about the existence of racism in Brazilian schools because it’s been so well-documented in past … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

“What racism has already caused in my life”: A personal reflection on living in Brazil as a black girl/woman


Note from BW of Brazil: The topic is regularly discussed on this blog. And that’s simply because it exists and there are still people who deny it, minimize it or … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Go catch the next vine”: book ‘Black Executives: Racism and Diversity in the Business World’ reveals the racism that black executives face


Note from BW of Brazil: “Get an education”. “Get a good job”. “Be the best you can be”. These are some of the ideas people will share when the question … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Still not forgotten: Singer and others still blasting medal winning gymnast for his racist past; reaction shows rising militancy of black Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: And now for the story that has only gotten bigger since gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano took was awarded a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 4 Comments