With no sponsors and far fewer followers than popular white women, black women YouTubers resist and gain space by force

I have a YouTube channel, but it isn’t looked at – gee, I wonder why? I know why, and this article tells it like it is!

Black Women of Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: With the absence of adequate representation in the mainstream media (see here, here and here), many Afro-Brazilian women have taken to YouTube to reach other like-minded viewers, divulge their opinions on a number of topics that are important to this community and offer tips on everything from hair products, to makeup, to how to rock turbans (1). But even in this media outlet, black women have found that their voices, outreach, support and even sponsorship comes up far short (2) in comparison to white women; white women whose images already dominate in a mainstream media that has the power to reach tens of millions of viewers every hour of everyday.

But in reality, this shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise. The discussion of racism and racial identity, for example, have only become widely-discussed topics in the past decades or so and…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deb
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 06:43:34

    This is just sad!

    • sepultura13
      Jul 23, 2016 @ 06:45:38

      Sad, but very true…it’s one reason why I resisted opening a YouTube channel, but I’m not going to let people stop me from doing what I want to do. I will make my presence known there, just as I have done on WordPress!

  2. Godless Cranium
    Jul 23, 2016 @ 09:13:54

    When you make a YT channel let me know and ill subscribe.

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