Black Women on T.V.: Still Stereotyped or Ignored in Their Progression?
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Black women in America are unique group of people. Of course no two women are the same and black women in America have not stayed the same. Robin Givhan’s Echoes of T.V.’s First Lady: Michelle Obama’ Last True Cultural Antecedent is “Cosby’s” Clair Huxtable addresses the idea that television has not seen a black women since the great Clair Huxtable that personifies the qualities of Michelle Obama. Maybe TV. has not seen a replica of these two phenomenal women but TV. has seen many other women who maybe even more so represent black women of America today. The broader issue at hand here is not a woman who so closely models these women but a black woman who is not stigmatized by the stereotypes of today.
Givhan cites many examples of television’s progressive ways in many areas such as gay couples to the topic of abortion but she argues TV. has not progressed in representing black women in a positive light. According to her, the most prominent black women figures today are either men in drag, women who act less than lady like, and emotionless law enforcers (page. This seems to be a ve...