The Angry Black Woman Myth: A Real Black Woman Responds…


Lately, there seems to have been a battle cry coming from White America regarding their demise in the demographics. In less than 50 years, for the first time in the history of this country, whites will be the minority. This makes many nervous. Ever since President Barack Obama was elected, the image of a strong, beautiful, intelligent, articulate, and successful Black woman, as his wife Michelle emulates; has provoked the torch bearers of White Supremacy to try and deploy a tactic of ambush on the minds of the public by asserting the moniker “Angry Black Woman” on African American women, if they mirror the image described.

The attacks on the First Lady literally border on racial pathology not seen since the days of Jim Crow.

What white people fail to realize about Black people, especially Black women, is that we are not created with cookie cutters; we’re diverse, and reflect that in the way we speak, act, react, live, love, and build in this world, no matter who or where we are.

With the success of movies like, The Help. It appears that America is very nervous to see images depicting Black women, not as victims, but victorious. Apparently, it’s offensive not to be submissive.

Racism created the Angry Black Woman. An educated Black woman is infuriating to many in the majority. What should be praised about Black women is how we keep our cool in a world where race, skin tone, and racial hatred are very real.

The threats on Black people are real and if Black women are angry is because they are impacted the most when Black men die or go to jail. Yet, she holds her head up, looks forward, and marches though it with courage and dignity.

Black women know they are not living in a Utopian society.

White people can’t deal with the real world–they don’t see race/racism, and perhaps that is why many construct outlandish notions of who they think Black women, and Black people are in general to suit their passive/aggressive racism.

The Angry Black Woman is just yet another dart thrown at Black women by people who try to narrowly define a culture of women they do not know, thus, they feel perfectly comfortable, albeit the privileges of white supremacy, to condescendingly ambush the minds of the public of its own notions of what it is to be a real Black woman.

“In a much-critiqued review of the new TV series How to Get Away with Murder, New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley introduced award-winning super-producer Shonda Rhimes by suggesting that she should call her autobiography “How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman”. The clichéd piece, which Stanley later said was intended to “praise Shonda Rhimes for pushing back so successfully on a tiresome but insidious stereotype”, was misguided and tone-deaf – but Stanley is hardly the first (and probably won’t be the last) white woman to demean a black woman with back-handed praise.’

What is this, really?

Reference: Hannah Girodis, the Guardian

14 comments on “The Angry Black Woman Myth: A Real Black Woman Responds…

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  7. I never understood this myth because it never seemed to fit anyone I ever met


  8. Tyrone says:

    Greater Than She—I Think Not! Sistas trump everybody and everything on this planet. Have no shame in saying this, because it’s the god honest truth. Fools attack our women, hoping that we turn on our better half. So transparent their evil ways, Dracula fears The Sun!!!


    • truthangel07 says:

      That’s the truth, Tyrone.

      I wonder just how white people would react if we started attacking white women the way the media and certain personalities these days have been attacking Black women…

      We are dangerous when we get mad and our wits begin to shoot those bombs.

      Some people can dish it out but not take it.


      • Tyrone says:

        The haters attack blackwomen because you’re the bedrock of our race…Bottomline! If they weaken you in the eyes of blackmen, that’s half the battle. It’s divide and conquer, that’s all it is. God Forbid, I fell out of love with you and other BW…Not Happening! If it ever came to pass, I would be useless like a paper bag with no food inside…Flat! Being silent and meek is not your style…Never Change Sistas!


      • truthangel07 says:

        Black women are the genetic equal of Black men and WE KNOW THAT. That’s what these people don’t get.

        Yes, there are some dumb sistah’s out there who’ve fallen for the okey-doke by white males or other non Black men, but the bottom line, there aren’t any group of men who can hold my attention or get my respect like Black men.


  9. Shahidah says:

    I was just reading a piece above yours on reverse racism. We are unique. Our struggle is unique and i see a lot of peoplr are intimidated by that now. We are accepting and loving ourselves more after a slump of many years not being validated by society and at times our own men. We are showing more positive than negstive in our rea lives. That is why its important for the media to keep the myth alive with shows like RHOA and LAHH etc.


    • truthangel07 says:

      Everything that is being directed at us by the media is coming from the minds of white males.

      Black men really do not believe that their is a conspiracy against them, and THANK ALMIGHTY GOD for putting not only strength, but wisdom in our sisters to perceive this evil, and be more than willing to fight the fight if necessary to stop them.

      Racism is alive in well.

      And may I remind people again: lions come from Africa and the female lions are responsible for protection of the pride as well as being the killers.


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