In the media today, black women are presented as loud, argumentative, “ghetto” females.
By Holly Mckenzie INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS
"Always remember the acronym for "FEAR" can mean one of two things: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Recover“ ... "It's okay to be afraid. It's not okay to let the fear STOP you”... “ You get in life what you have the courage to ask for”... “ Nothing will work unless you do”... ALL OF THESE ARE QUOTES FROM SUCCESSFULL BLACK WOMEN WHO HAVE INSPIRED ME TO BE WHO I AM TODAY
How are these stereotypes formed? & how are they perpetuated?
<ul><li>How is the stereotype supported? </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ if you knew the thing that she be doing to me in the club, in the crib, or when I’m pushing the v see, shorty ass be all over the place if you front she probably put her ass all in your face for me cause that’s my chick, cause that’s my chick cause that my chick, and she can get it ” </li></ul>
<ul><li>GATEKEEPING </li></ul><ul><li>gate·keep·ing –( The activity of controlling, and usually limiting, general access to something ) </li></ul><ul><li>All of these images and texts - that the media have produced, make me want to block out all the negative stereotypes that people have towards black women and make me want to accept the positive images of black women in society. I would filter out information that could cause negative perceptions. </li></ul>