The hyper-sexuality of Black women in slavery comes as no surprise. It was used as a tactic to justify the sexual practices between slave and master. To Whites, the Black woman had a sexual appetite that could not be fulfilled by Black men. Therefore, it was the White man’s job to satisfy her. They used this excuse to justify the rape and seduction of slave women.
Blogger Kanazawa also feels if you’re a black African woman you’re less attractive than a woman of another race. Kanazawa accepts that men who are black African are more attractive than other men from other cultures. He is contrasting the black and non black races. Kanazawa wants his readers to believe the resentment that is between this race and other races, is because of everyday comparisons. Ethics are principles reflecting the values of a society, Kanazawa has manipulated Black woman, as well the black culture.
Constant attacks on homosexuals and women show the battle between cultural differences in many of gangsta rappers. Gangsta rap is often known for its sexist lewd imagery. Weather its foul language or showing of guns in videos gangsta rap reflects a vicious lifestyle. It also portrays black relationships as nothing more than mere pleasure. Gangsta rappers refer to women as ho's and bitches often belittling black women to show how much they aren't needed in society.
Ever since Madame C.J. Walker became a millionaire selling hair and beauty products it became clear that black women felt the need to tweak themselves to feel attractive. Hair had to be straighter and skin lighter, blacks have been brainwashed by the images of Europeans and what they considered to be beautiful. After hundreds of years of being told they were inferior and being raped and beaten it’s hard not to believe it. The film, “The Soul of Black Girls”, candidly showed how these thoughts are still embedded in the minds of African-American women today.
Minorities use to be slaves, and had very little status in society, but that status was built up to the point where there now suppose to be equals. Although, many feel inferior to these immigrants therefore they discriminate against them through gender, age, religion and race. Despite the promotion of equality there are still many types of discrimination in today’s society. Discrimination visibly occurs in the workplace as well as in the mass media. Why are their still forms of discrimination in today’s society?
These films targeted audiences of urban black people and primarily starred black characters. One popular type of blaxploitation films was the action film. These usually took place in the ghetto in an atmosphere of hit men, drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes. They included ethnic slurs pertaining to whites and blacks. The 70’s were also a time when women entered film genres that had always been thought of as exclusively male.
Since the mid 1980’s, it has been deemed as a way for individuals of particularly urban backgrounds to express themselves and has also been embraced by those of non-urban backgrounds. However there are certain songs that serve as a black eye to the genre. In the song “Bands A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J the negative themes of female oppression and the glorification of money are highlighted. I propose that songs like this effect culture by perpetuating certain negative ideas about the role of women and money in our society. Hip Hop was conceived in the late 1970’s with artist such as The Sugar Hill Gang and the Fabulous Five.
Kelius Hardy HIST 2381 “Jook Women” Article Review The primary focus in Pearson’s article was centered on the meaning of the word jook, its origin, and the role of women. Pearson’s main argument was centered on the roles that women played in relation to the jooks. The interviews conducted to determine the meaning of the word resulted in a better understanding of its origin in the African American culture. The word jook came to represent many things in the African American culture, it could be a place to have fun without censorship from others or it could mean something that was done in an African American style (Pearson, 2003). Many believed that these establishments were places for outlaws and the lowliest of people who had no concerns
Zip Coon is portrayed as a buffoon that is in constant violence and one that cannot handle his freedom. Although Blacks looked nothing like the images that were being portrayed through minstrelsy, over a vast period of time, these images appealed to the slave inhabited South, the North and throughout the Mid-West. These images were widely accepted as the Black image by people in the North and Mid-West who had never seen Blacks. As a product of minstrelsy and characters such as Mammy and Uncle Tom many people had the false assumption that Blacks were happy in slavery and in bondage. When examining the images and legacy of minstrelsy in modern
Both Williams’ use of black stereotypes and participation in the “blackface” type of acting were considered negative and racist ways of portraying black people during this time period. He charmed his way past barriers that blacks had not been able to overcome, with a smile and comical attitude. Williams opened the door for black actors of his generation as well as for generations to come, in the film and stage industry. During this time, blacks were portrayed as “coons”, a stereotypical depiction what a “negro” was at this time: lazy, dishonest, and corrupt. “Blackface” actors represented the blacks as whites wanted to see them.