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Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire: Stereotyping Black women in media | The Listening Post

Discussion in 'English' started by AndrewvanZyl, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    The Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire are three stereotypes of Black women that have been around in Western culture for centuries. These simplistic depictions are rooted in the slave trade and live on today. Faced with an entertainment industry that is dominated by men - mostly white - Black women have gone online to tell their stories. And all the clicks and likes mean that media executives are finally starting to take notice. The Listening Post's Johanna Hoes reports on the media's stereotyping of Black women and the push for change in an industry where diversity has been too long in coming.
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  2. jarndyce

    jarndyce Occasional commenter

    Very interesting - will share with pupils.

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