A Black Face inBrazilBriyah CollinsChaniece WilliamsDa-Quesha DoddDaron BourneNuzhat Shams
Research proves that the effect ofcolonization along with racism in theAfrican diaspora, such as in Brazil, haslead to the development of identity issuesin the black community.
Why are there so many descendants of slavesliving in Brazil today?
Although the chains of slavery were removed – what are the mental chains that still bind descendants of former Brazilian slaves?http://video.pbs.org/video/1906000944/
Slavery in Brazil• Began during 16th century• Colonized by Portuguese• Greatest Number of Slaves• Sugar Cane Industry• May 1888- Abolishment of Slaveryhttp://www.tubechop.com/watch/1105496
Racism in Brazil• Educational System• Sports Teams• Jobshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBNUOsrIiAs
What is Skin Whitening? The use of different chemical substances to lighten skin tone.
Skin Whitening in BrazilCauses Effects• Government programs • No jobs for blacks• Black rituals were • Inter marriage between considered barbaric. Blacks and Whites.• Black people were • Complete erasure of black considered to be culture. incapable of doing sophisticated work. SkinWhiteningClip
Blacks Awaiting Acceptance• Who is the typical Brazilian? or
• If Blacks occupy majority of Brazil’spopulation, why are majority of the magazinecovers of White people?
Hair Straightening • How do Africans appear more as the white Brazilian?Dora Alves, a hair dresser in Brazil, witnesses Africansdesire to strengthen their hair daily. http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1100061
Questions:1. Why are African Americans today and inthe past so susceptible to the mediasinterpretation of beauty?2. What would be the pros and cons ofconforming to societal norms for the AfricanAmerican today?3. Why would it be an advantage for peopleof African decent, such as Afro Brazilians, toembarrass their cultural and ethnicbackground?
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