Commentary on the Crooked Room: Mammy, Oh Mammy, Wherefore Art Thou Mammy?

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In Part 2 of this commentary series, I discussed the first character introduced in Melissa Harris-Perry's 2011 book Sister Citizen: Shame, … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Reveals the Jezebel in All Her Glory

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Originally, I thought I could do Melissa Harris-Perry's work, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, enough justice by … [Read more...]

Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women as Beasts of Burden

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The mule possesses the even temper, patience, endurance and sure-footedness of the donkey, and the vigor, strength and courage of the horse. Operators … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Shines a Light On How Perception Affects Black Women

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A recent sequence of posts about Black women, perceptions of beauty, and our inability to accept compliments rekindled a desire in me to write about … [Read more...]

Race a Factor in Academic Achievement? Florida Schools Say Yes

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Race is probably going to continue to be one of the most contested issues in America for some time. And, no matter how many times we, as a nation, … [Read more...]