Black Women : Myths and Stereotypes about Black women

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  1. NNQueen

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    I mentor a group of African American women college students and they are preparing a presentation for a women's leadership conference. The topic they have chosen to present on is "Myths and Stereotypes about Black women," and their intent is to identify the myth/stereotype, discuss their root sources and dispel them.

    Can you provide me with examples including facts if you have any, about myths and stereotypes about Black women?

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    One stereotype that I deal with is that all black women are from the hood and "ghetto"....I struggled with this while growing up and going to a private school, which was predominately white. Nevertheless I grew up in the same neighborhood as these kids did with parents of a similar financial background as they had.

    Another one would be is that all of black women have tons of children are on welfare or have children just to get section 8. I find that people are often surprised that I just have just 1 child and not more.

    That all black women's names are Boomquesha (or something to that effect).

    We all have bad attitudes and wanna fight everyone that comes in our way.
     
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    There is the inferred stereotype that African-American women are less feminine than other ethnic groups of women.
     
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    Well, it doesn't matter what they think about us. Hopefully we reject these stereotypes so we can be proud of ourselves EVEN IF we aren't the perfect, most beautiful woman.

    We need to be accepted as HUMAN BEINGS with emotions. And we need to do this for OURSELVES regardless of what everyone else thinks.

    Again, we need to reject these stereotypes.
     
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    That all black women read 'ghetto brown' type of books.

    That all black women are controlling and loud. For those that are like this, most of it stems from slavery. Can you imagine a black wife watching her son or husband being torn apart in front of her eyes and she has to sit there quiet so massa don't hear her? She would have to hold it in until she got back to her hut and release it there out of massa and the overseer's ear shot. This is the sub-concious reasoning for some of loud yelling from some, not all of our woman. Ever notice that those women that do yell are mostly yelling at black boys?? This is how they feel they are sub-conciously protecting them from massa and the oversee'r.

    That all black women watch Oprah.

    That all black women at one time or another have been on the jerry springer show.

    That all black women are gold diggers.

    That all black women don't have hair of their own.

    That all black women begin every sentence with 'puhhlleeeeeeasssseeeee gurl'.

    That all black women can't stand black men.

    That all black women would rather get their hair and nails done, than pay their bills.
     
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    But, as the sister said, this is for a STUDY so that her group can dispel the stereotypes?

    another one just hit me:

    That all black women don't consider themselves beautiful and or perfect.
     
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    This is a stereotype that some black women do place on themselves.

    And being that I am one, yes I have placed this on myself based on what men and women have told me.

    Do I accept this stereotype? No... I do not. But when someone calls you something offensive about your looks how are you supposed to respond?
     
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    Black Women are promiscuous!

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