Brazil

Brazilian Officials Won’t Let Couple Give Daughter African Name Because They Say It Will Cause ‘Future Suffering’

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Picking a name for your child is one of the most important decisions parents make, but for a couple in Rio hoping to give their daughter an African name, it’s also one of the most difficult to pull off. According to the blog Black Women In Brazil, anytime a...

Can We Stop Making Black Men’s Self-Hate Black Women’s Problem?

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If we're being honest, interracial dating is just one of many ways self-hate manifests itself.

Brazil’s First Dark Skin Globeleza Carnival Queen Was Stripped of Her Title Because She Was ‘Too Black’

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Brazil may be home to the largest population of people of African descent outside of Africa but that doesn’t mean it isn’t rife was racism. Like most of South America, beauty standards favor fair skin and long, straight blonde hair, something many in Brazil work hard to...

Brazil Is Putting Racists on Blast By Putting Their Racist Messages on Billboards Near Their Homes

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Racists in Brazil may want to think twice before posting racist messages on Facebook. Because their racist posts may end up on a billboard right by their home. “Virtual racism, real consequences,” is a new campaign and it’s using the location on people’s Facebook posts...

After Being Called a ‘Gorilla’ By Facebook Trolls, Afro-Brazilian Actress Taís Araújo Had The Best Comeback Ever

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Taís Araújo is Brazil’s most popular Black actress, and she’s absolutely stunning. While more than half of the South American nation’s population can trace their ancestry back to Africa, Araújo became the first Black actress to star in a primetime Brazilian telenovela in 1996. Since then,...

Brazil’s President Wants Mandatory Racial Quota for Government Jobs

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Although Brazil’s population is made up of about 100 million black people, more than in any nation except Nigeria, the Afro-Brazilians are still the most underrepresented.  Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, attempted to strides when it came to providing racial equality for Afro-Brazilians,...