Can we keep it real, Brazil? You don’t really love the Rafaela Silvas of the world; you only like this one temporarily because she won the gold!

Black Women of Brazil

rafaela-silva-comemora-ouro-olimpico-no-judo-1470688761404_v2_956x500 Judo artist Rafaela Silva celebrates gold medal winning victory in 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so now that we have celebrated the exhilarating victory of judo artist Rafaela Silva bringing home Brazil’s first gold medal right in her own hometown, today we will take a more critical view of all of the celebration, accolades and pride that Brazil claims to have in her victory.

Considering all of the things we’ve seen just on this blog alone since 2011, one must conclude that all of this hype and love for Rafaela Silva is, like so many other things we’ve seen, a myth…a farse. For Brazil doesn’t like women who look like Rafaela Silva. On a daily basis in Brazil, women who look like Rafaela Silva are told that their hair is “ruim” (bad), that they can’t work in certain places with “that hair”

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