The Most Damaging Myths
The sassy friend, the oversexualized woman who wants it all the time, the helpful maid – sadly, if you’ve come across black women in pop culture, then you’ve probably come across these stereotypes.
So where did these images come from – and what’s the impact of their popularity in our media?
Here’s Franchesca Ramsey with a clear explanation of the disturbing history behind several black woman stereotypes, and how they continue to show up in the media and affect the world around us today.
It’s time to demand better – what kinds of characters would you like to see instead?
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