Black chicks, Spics & JAPs

7:06 AM

A male response to Ty's blog post, You're dumber than a box of hair without the closure piece, got me thinking. This man admitted, because he was insecure about himself, he dated other races hoping to be treated the way he felt he deserved. And I get it.

Far too long, there has been this angry black woman stereotype. Not only does our media perpetuate it, but we do as well. It's funny so comics use it. It drives sales so Essence writes about it. But, do y'all realize there are negative stereotypes accepted for every female ethnic group?

According to a Cosmopolitan article, Latinas are usually thought to be maids who put up with Latino dogs because they're great lovers. They love to show cleavage, come from huge families, are hypersexual with a bunch of kids, the list goes on.

There are a myriad of Jewish stereotypes but the one I've heard the most is that of the Jewish American Princess (JAP). This woman is supposedly materialistic, selfish, and comes from a pampered or wealthy background. JAPs are often neurotic, bossy, spoiled, whiny, inconsiderate, self-centered, and only minimally interested in sex.

See where I'm going with this?

We're supposed to be single and happy. We're taking this time to get ourselves together and become better, wealthier women. But while we do so, we not only have to fight our demons, we have to fight these ridiculous stereotypes too. If you don't think this bullshit makes it harder for us to climb the corporate ladder or land a "good man", you're fooling yourself. A first impression takes seven seconds. Seven seconds, y'all. And for some of us, that impression comes with a ready-made list of BS.


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