Understanding The Myth Of The Angry Black Woman


The Angry Black Woman is a phrase used to refer to a bitter, sassy, ill-mannered, African American woman with a quick temper and sharp tongue. The Angry Black Woman has become a stereotypical character in many television and movie portrayals. Come on – will you ever forget the hilarious, Angela, from the Why Did I Get Married movies?

The Angry Black Woman is also a stereotypical insult. Many black women are tagged with this title when they unapologetically express their own views or stand, often publicly, on the courage of their convictions. The media frequently portrays women who speak out as the Angry Black Woman. Here are a few reasons you must dig deeper than media portrayal and try to understand her.

  1. Anger is a human emotion. Moreover, it’s a normal human emotion and everyone is entitled to feel it and…

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