When White Patriarchy Frames Black Manhood and Relations to Black Women

Black men, in an effort to assert the manhood that they were never allowed to fully ascend to, adopt a model of manhood based off of white male patriarchy, and subsequently subjugate black women. Thus, for black men, black women become not only “the strong black woman,” but also the oversexualized temptress, the hoe, and the slut. This phenomenon becomes an act of…

on Her Name - Rihanna, "Needed Me" and the Angry Black (Caribbean) Woman

This representation stands in distinction from the Angry Black Woman trope popularized in White cultural framing of ideal womanhood. In the American context the angry Black woman has no sexual agency.Her demeanor, coded as masculine, her behavior is characterized as a lack of femininity because her behavior differs from the purity and submissiveness privileged in ideal womanhood...

 

#SAYHERNAME: ANALYZING THE SANDRA BLAND CASE AND ADDRESSING THE ABSENCE OF BLACK WOMEN WITHIN THE DISCUSSION OF POLICE BRUTALITY

"...In fact, from the inception of slavery, Black women have suffered in silence. Yet and still, they stand in the forefront of every civil rights movement. While there are countless Oscar Grants, Eric Garners, Mike Browns, and Trayvon Martins, there are still more Tanisha Andersons, Miriam Careys, and Rekia Boyds. Why, then, do we not say their names when we speak about police brutality? Has the Black community simply ignored the plight of Black women? Or was Sandra Bland a “special case?”..."