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Brazil Racism

Luana's Story and the Continued Assualt on the Black Population of Brazil

Stephanie Ribeiro | Posted 05.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Stephanie Ribeiro

Criminalizing and blaming the victim is a common device used to trivialize the fact that black and innocent women, men and children die every day in Brazil and become statistical data.

'Globeleza' Insists On Representing Black Women As Mere Sex Objects

Lorena Monique | Posted 01.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Lorena Monique

Amidst all the beauty and sophistication of Carnival, "Globeleza" insists on representing black women as mere sex objects.

Stop Straightening Your Hair: Being Yourself Is More Powerful Than Being An Image

Carolina Delboni | Posted 11.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Carolina Delboni

How can we change this social and cultural context? How can we increase these girls' self-esteem? How can we reassure these mothers?

Is Brazil Turning Into An Intolerant Country?

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Philippe Ladvocat

Brazil is moving, or rather running, towards extremism, intolerance and radicalization.

Apparently Going to the Beach Is Now a Crime in Rio. Driving With 14 DUI Tickets Is Not

Thiago de Araújo | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Thiago de Araújo

There is no such thing as presumption of innocence if you are a poor, black Brazilian who wants to go to the beach in a part of the city "where you are not supposed to be."

Diary of an Ex-Bourgeois

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Philippe Ladvocat

Just like in Blindness, by Jose Saramago, I realized I didn't see. And that contagious blindness is still getting spread around. As this continues to happen, there will be a surplus of selfishness and a lack of compassion, and Brazil will continue to be far from the country of the future.

Powerful Images Show What It's Really Like To Be A Black Student In Brazil

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

"Come on, white guy, give me a break!" is the title of a campaign orchestrated by black students from the University of Brasília (UnB, Universidade d...