Black dolls teach the combat of racism while playing

Black Women of Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: As has been shown on this blog, the Brazilian media and school system play important roles in the development of the country’s identity. As such, the near complete whitewashing of history and media representation also play a role in the way black children see themselves, identify themselves and opinions they develop about corresponding qualities of black, white and Indian people. This whitewashing has been shown to play a part in the fragmentation in the identity of non-white children. With the daily invisibility and stereotypical representations of Afro-Brazilians, this fragmentation can begin very early in life. As such, some black Brazilians are coming up with creative ways to address this invisibility (see here and here, for example). With 51% of Brazil’s population defining itself as non-white, it is important that the children that are part of this demographic begin to see…

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