Freeing one’s mind from the adoration of whiteness: After numerous relationships of sexual exploitation at the hands of white men, woman learns the liberating power of black love

Black Women of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The space of relationships is yet another area where we find the challenges that face the Afro-Brazilian community. It is a topic that has been covered in a number of posts here on the blog. From consistent accusations that black Brazilian men overwhelmingly prefer white women for relationships, to widespread experiences of black woman experiencing low-term solitude and as a result being the majority of single women in Brazil, the fragile existent situation between black men and women is in many ways symbolic of the state of the community as a whole. 

In a very personal piece below, Ana Cláudia Silva shares her journey through an admitted adoration of white men to a realization of what being a black woman really means in a racist society, how relations being the races haven’t changed much since the days of slavery and finally a meaningful connection…

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