The Negative Stereotypes of African American Women in the Media
Not surprising, the study (available in the November issue of Essence) shows that the majority of imagery associated with African American women is heavily negative (nearly 85% of respondents recorded negative depictions) and rooted in stereotypes, falling into categories of “gold diggers,” “jezebels,” “angry black women,” and “uneducated.”
Television certainly doesn’t reflect the rich and multidimensional narratives of African American people (people of color really) save the high stakes dramas by the most successful show runner in television today. She just happens to be black.
That show runner would happen to be Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the television series “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Read more of this story at feministing.com ...