Why Do T.V. Viewers Love To See Angry Black Women Fighting?

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As Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” show ratings blow away the competition, it’s no surprise that a key to their success is the over the top screaming matches between black women.

NeNe Leakes, Star Jones, Latoya Jackson, and Dionne Warwick have all gone toe-to-toe in past episodes; as they get louder, angry, and aggressive, the ratings seem to keep on going up. Some worry that they are reinforcing the “angry black woman” stereotype.

Below is a brief example:

“Not all black women act as we too often see on TV,” says Dr. Melody T. McCloud of Atlanta, “The media shapes all of us in ways we don’t even discern; I hope it will take steps to mitigate the negative images it puts forth. I also wish those who have that national exposure would seek to present a more positive view of their character. Exhibit grace, or disgrace? “

Read more  at AJC.com

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