Recognizing Racist Stereotypes in U.S. Media
Suzane Jardim
1978

Regarding the “Sapphire” stereotype of African-American women: I’m not privy to the internal domestic affairs of their families, but what I see in public on a regular basis is African-American women screaming at their children for the slightest transgression or disciplinary problem. And, oddly enough, white women with mixed-race children doing the same thing. But rarely if ever other ethnic groups such as all-white, asian or hispanic families. This can’t be good for the children involved, and I’ve more than once wondered just where this family dynamic is coming from. Is having the father of your children be African-American that frustrating?

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