Black People : The Help: Stereotypes of Black Women in Early Film

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    The Help: Stereotypes of Black Women in Early Film
    From the 1860's to the 1960's one of the few employment opportunities for black women in America was as a domestic servant. Consequently, the Mammy stereotype became the standard characterization of black women in film and television. The mammy roles, played by actress like Hattie McDaniels, Louise Beaver, & Ethel Waters, put a happy face on black women's lowly position in society, helping to set at ease the hearts of white audiences. Mammies were so happy to serve whites that they were shown giving up their pay and even their freedom for the chance to continue serving "their white family". These images are juxtaposed with news footage of the civil rights movement to show that this was not the case in the real world.
     
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    Early AA actors and actress were assimilatists a.k.a sell outs. Many AAs criticized these sell outs who would knowingly portray roles that were aimed at destroying the image and self esteem of African people but their complaints were hushed with dreams of AAs advancing in Hollywood. What these people claimed and some still do is their buffoonery opened the door for many. We are not fighting White Supremcy in Hollywood we are fighting ourselves.
     
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    This was not true for all, and some did do the bare minimum, and some just went overboard, like Sleep n Eat. I can't judge them because I wasn't in their shoes, and I can't condemn a bridge that helped us get over. But I very much agree with you about today's blacks in Hollywood, specifically Tyler Perry. I've watched about two plays of his, and one of his movies and I must say much of that is not needed. His actions is no different IMO that those whites that had us talking and acting as if we didn't know any better, and we clearly don't have to go that route.

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    You put your value in doors opened in houses built by the enemy? In dispute of facts, Hollywood was created to propaganda White Supremacy. Just a little bit of comprise with evil is how Africans get caught up with Europeans. We should never deal with Europeans in social settings like entertainment because they have an issue with insanity. For the few Africans who made it in Hollywood think of the millions who consumed filthy lies and brainwashing low esteem that drove some insane.

    The narrative of Hebrews wanting Kings instead of judges comes to mind when you say you don't like to judge or condemn. To condome is the same as committing evil. How Europeans work is they make evil acts seem fair. So now African sell outs continue to flaunt their material gains as justification. I don't think you're a sell out at all but like Aaron you seem fearful of disappointing those who are in err, despite their values are diametrically opposed to those you claim to hold. This is a misnomer you need to address within it appears.
     
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    I'm just saying I can't judge a people when I didn't face what they faced, but I totally agree with you when it comes to modern day blacks acting like buffoons. There are other avenues now that they can't get money to make their films instead of asking Hollywood that has a formula that they have to adhere to. I see this as a society issue, we have shown them that that is all we like, on screen, and in the music we listen to. Look how many of us bleach our skin jus to fit in Hollywood, or to be accepted to be the Cover Girl ad spoke's man.

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    [QUOTE="Enki, post: 902508, member: 26150"They just saying I can't judge a people when I didn't face what they faced, but I totally agree with you when it comes to modern day blacks acting like buffoons. There are other avenues now that they can't get money to make their films instead of asking Hollywood that has a formula that they have to adhere to. I see this as a society issue, we have shown them that that is all we like, on screen, and in the music we listen to. Look how many of us bleach our skin jus to fit in Hollywood, or to be accepted to be the Cover Girl ad spoke's man.

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    Black Hollywood is the same as back then. They are self indulged and without conscious as their predecessors were.
     
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    Black Hollywood is the same as back then. They are self indulged and without conscious as their predecessors were.[/QUOTE]

    Here is a clip from a movie I have, it's on youtube in six part. This is speaking directly to what you and I are saying.



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