Making Contact

Making Contact – Melissa Harris-Perry: Confronting Stereotypes of the Black Woman

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Since the days of slavery, the African-American woman has been subjected to stereotypes: the mammy, the angry black female and the hyper-sexual woman . These stereotypes continue to this day and permeate thru pop culture.

 On this edition, author and political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry speaks about the stereotypes black women face, the resulting impacts on their identity, and how those stereotypes have limited the ways in which society views black women as true “citizens.”

 Special Thanks to KPFA radio.

 

Featuring:

 Melissa Harris-Perry, Tulane University professor of political science; Blanche Richardson, author and owner of Marcus Book Stores.

 

For More Information:

Melissa Harris-Perry

http://melissaharrisperry.com/

 

Marcus Books

http://www.marcusbookstores.com/

 

The Nation, Melissa Harris- Perry, Columns:

http://www.thenation.com/authors/melissa-harris-lacewell

 

Black Face, a history

http://black-face.com/

 

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) http://www.ncnw.org/resources/index.htm

 

National Association of Colored Women (NACW), http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_org_nacw.html

 

Books/Articles:

 

Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and Contemporary Black Women by Katrina Bell McDonald

 http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Sisterhood-Class-Identity-Contemporary/dp/074254575X/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323391517&sr=1-6

 

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, by Melissa Harris-Perry

http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300165418

 

Citizen Abstained?: Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry

By R. N. Bradley

 http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/152018-citizen-abstained-sister-citizen-by-melissa-harris-perry/

 

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts

http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Black-Body-Reproduction-Meaning/dp/0679758690/ref=pd_sim_b_4

 

‘She’s Ghetto’: Stereotypes Black Women Internalize by Bene Viera

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2011/04/%E2%80%98she%E2%80%99s-ghetto%E2%80%99-stereotypes-black-women-internalize/

 

How Spike Lee’s ‘Bamboozled’ challenges Hollywood’s portrayal of black people on screen. By Megan Fox

 http://therealmeganfox.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/how-spike-lee%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98bamboozled%E2%80%99-challenges-hollywood%E2%80%99s-portrayal-of-black-people-on-screen-unfortunately-condensed-into-a-10-minute-presentation/