Note from BW of Brazil: I happened to see this video after checking out a few conversations people were having on the BW of Brazil Twitter page. The Al Jazeera channel has done quite a few stories over the years about Brazilian realities, including some great pieces on the race issue. They haven’t covered anything that hasn’t been pointed out over the past five years here, but it’s great that well-respected media outlet is shining an international spotlight on these issues.
There’s not much more that like I’d add to the content of the above video because, well, everything they pointed out in the video has been covered in the BW of Brazil archives. With that said, below, I’ll point you to some links in case you’d like a little more background on some of the points brought to the fore in video.
Brazil kills a black youth every 23 minutes
The whiteness of Brazilian television
The Globeleza girl, Nayara Justino
Brazil, the last Western country to abolish slavery
The process of embranquecimento, or whitening
Brazil’s top TV network continues fear mongering of black population
The role of blacks on Brazilian television
The voice of black Brazilians on the internet
The whiteness of advertisements and commercials
The Globeleza and the lighter-skinned model
Activist/academic Djamila Ribeiro
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