Stereotypical Black Women Essay

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When I lived in Atlanta approximately 1 year ago, growing up as a child I would hear the term black queen. To my understanding a black women and a black queen are one in the same, but growing up the two words became different meanings. People began to change and no longer were they practicing their queen ways. People were now becoming ignorant and began following the crowd instead of being themselves, setting them apart as just black women. Black women have been around for several centuries and in that time we were vigorously known as black queens all over the world such as in, Africa. We were known for our strength, security, stability, and power also for our greatness. As poet Maya Angelou said, “I’m a woman phenomenally, phenomenal…show more content…
A Baby Mama is looked at as someone who has had a child with a man that she has not married, and that man may or may not be able to support the child. A Baby Mama is usually not classified as a good thing, but back in history when our black queens were married and became mothers she was looked at with the upmost respect. Dwanie states, “why must single Black mothers be portrayed in such an insulting way?" One regular offender noted was The Maury Povich Show: "It sends the false message that black women are all single mothers” (“reflection”). Society has created this stereotype for black women and as said before sometimes they will not always have the right decisions. This is one of the decisions they have concluded to settle with because conformity seems like the easiest decision. For example, people wonder why black women are mean and why they can’t seem to get along with others. Consider this another stereotype they have to live with; this is a misconception of how black women really are. Society has portrayed them to be mean and when the majority of the black women are looked at this way then people will always see them this way. My experience is when I am walking around Atlanta and for the most part all I see is angry expression. This makes me think that all of the black women are this way. They will never conquer this stereotype until they go against what people actually think of them, until then this will be another decision that wasn’t right because nothing
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