Confronting Stereotypes of the Black Woman

Confronting Stereotypes of the Black Woman

Author and professor Melissa Harris-Perry. (Photo: Ove Overmyer)

Since the days of slavery, the African-American woman has been subjected to stereotypes: the mammy, the angry black female and the hyper-sexual woman. These stereotypes continue to this day and permeate thru pop culture.

On this edition, author and political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry speaks about the stereotypes black women face, its impacts on their identity and how it has limited the ways in which society views them as true “citizens.”

Special Thanks to KPFA for the audio.