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Black Women in the Media: What Archetype Do You Fit In?

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  • I have spent my entire life proving people wrong and crushing down stereotypes that have had nothing to do with me. It has been exhausting, to say the least, but I am working towards a future where little black girls and boys do not have to experience what I did at their age. That is why I have done outreach programs with my University organizations, it is why I have sat uncomfortably in rooms with administrators, who clearly didn’t want me to be there, and told them to their faces that our curriculum didn’t represent our student body. And it is why I am writing my thesis on this topic. Black women and girls need people who look like them fighting for them. It is admirable for people to stand up for us even when they don’t necessarily experience the things that we do, however, the only way for real effective change to happen is for people of these communities to be given the space and opportunity to speak for themselves. I hope that you come into this with an open mind and heart but I cannot promise you that the information in this paper will be easily digestible as we are focusing on race dynamics in the United States, particularly those that impact black women. So let’s dive into Black Women in the Media.
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  • 04/11/2024
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