African-American women are commonly depicted in the media in a variety of ways that tend to promote negative stereotypes about African-American women. Some negative stereotypes discussed in this video are the portrayal of African-American women as the 1) fat-comedian, 2) overly sexualized, 3) ignorant welfare dependee and 4) the sassy black woman. Other stereotypes not mentioned in this video, but commonly appear in the media are the angry black woman and singing black woman. We hope after watching this video you the reader realize how poorly African-Americans are portrayed in the media. It is important to me especially as person of color to promote awareness. Furthermore, no matter what your race or creed we can all work together to stop the proliferation of the negative stereotypes surrounding African-American women.
Warning: the content of this video is very graphic. This video is not meant for the faint hearted, in fact it was intentionally made to be graphic to evoke discomfort and outrage in the viewer. Admitedly, going through the footage I find myself a bit disturbed, especially for my section the rap video section. We apologize in advance for the discomfort , but we we really needed to shed light on the issue.
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