Black Women : Mammy, Jezebel, Sapphire, or Queen? Stereotypes of the African-American Female

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  1. Liberty

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    Stereotypes exist among all cultures, genders and socioeconomic statuses. Unfortunately, this is rampant throughout our society. Women in our society face numerous stereotypes, whether they are white, Hispanic, African American, or any other ethnicity. African American women, however, can face double, sometimes even triple, the oppressions that other people experience, being female, African American, and oftentimes poor or working-class. African American women do not fit into the general stereotypes of white women; instead, they have their own categories of stereotypes. African American women are portrayed in several stereotypical categories; that of Mammy, Jezebel (or sexual siren), Sapphire (or similarly called Matriarch), and the Welfare Mother (Queen). The behavior and dispositions embodied in these stereotypes can have damaging influences on and perceptions of African American women.

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    my stereotype......

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    I'm guessing he means beautiful, lovely to look upon, a work of art.
     
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    Hmmm... Maybe that's what he means.

    One of the most insidious stereotypes that I see today is the Mammy. White woman are good for trying to cry on a sisters shoulder who they hardly even know, with their problems. I be looking at them sideways, like, I ain't yo Mammy, why you telling me all this. If things were reversed would they give a rats @ss about my problems? Hell no.
     
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    As far as I've seen, the only people who truly care about black women's problems... are black women. But everyone else definitely loves to dump theirs on us.
     
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    White women's doublespeak:

    And I always do
    give true props to black women whose ancestors learned their child rearing lessons from other women of african ancestry
    as well!!

    fyi
     
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    THIS
     
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    Why cant that just be a friend?




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    Or, you could view it as a way of gaining intel to use for extortion of black mail later on :11100:




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