Clubinho Preto: Children Growing Up with Racial Diversity

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Renata Frota orcid
Elisa Priori de Deus orcid
Victor Almeida orcid
Leticia Moreira Casotti orcid


The case shows the difficulties faced by a social business to become financially viable. Talita Peixoto is an African-Brazilian woman enterprising for the first time. Together with her husband, she created Clubinho Preto, a Brazilian subscription club for children that delivered boxes with books, clothing, and accessories to educate children in a positive Afrocentric culture. After two years, they are struggling financially. Looking for alternatives, Talita planned to expand her business by adding schools as clients. Her business partners opposed the idea, believing that not every manager would truly commit to the racial cause. Talita needed the money, but not at any cost. How can she transform her purpose into a product? To answer this question, it is necessary to align purpose, value creation, and a business model. This case can be taught in executive training programs and undergraduate classes on marketing and consumer behavior, social entrepreneurship, and business purposes. We invite teachers and students to include the discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all these disciplines.


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Frota, R., Deus, E. P. de, Almeida, V., & Casotti, L. M. (2023). Clubinho Preto: Children Growing Up with Racial Diversity. Journal of Contemporary Administration, 27(6), e220269.
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