Comm 331

1707 Words Apr 13th, 2013 7 Pages
TYLER COBB

There are so many different stereotypes of black women, both positive and negative. The media plays a role in how black women are seen in society. A stereotype is a commonly held public belief about or types of individuals. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings. Stereotypes can be about different age, racial or ethnic groups based on some prior assumptions. (J.F. Healey, Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class pp33-35). The stereotypes seen in the media influence the thoughts and viewpoints of how people see not only all black women, but individuals as well. According to pop culture and some stereotypes, a black woman has a big butt, an attitude, is loud, unfriendly and a
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This has the potential to hurt the confidence of black young women knowing that they are more or less unwanted. Although black girls and women make up their own stereotypes about white women mainly in relation to why they are stealing “their men”. Black men who choose to only date white women usually choose to do so because they are what they refer to as “drama free”. Now this may not be for all white women just as not all black women have drama. This is yet another stereotype that black men believe along with other members of societies of different ethnicities.
The media plays a very big role in how black women are viewed. More specifically, reality television. In recent past years reality TV has become very popular. On common reality shows that involve women, there is usually a group of beautiful girls but out of that group there are maybe one or two black women. Usually the black girl is loud, obnoxious, the cause of the drama and conflict of the show which viewers find entertaining. Anyone with access to a television doesn’t even have to make up stereotypes because it can be seen on TV and then applied to all. Shows like “Real Housewives of Atlanta” black women are seen as gold diggers, materialistic and sometimes even greedy. Shows such as BET’s “Tiny & Toya” and “Frankie & Neffe” show drama with drug addicted mothers and other everyday drama with having a

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