The protrayal of Black women as lascivious by nature is an enduring stereotype. The descriptive words associated with this stereotype are seductive, alluring, worldly beguiling, tempting and lewd. Historically, White women are portrayed as models of self-respect, self-control, and modesty, but Black women are often portrayed as naturally promiscuous, even predatory. This depiction of Black women is signified by the name Jezebel. Televised music videos, especially those of gangsta rap performers portray scantily clad Black women who thrust their hips to lyrics which often depict them as a
To understand more fully the media’s role in shaping the culture of African-American experience, one must first examine the stereotypes projected by popular culture, such as MTV, BET, and VH1. The songs and music videos created by such hip-hop artists as 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg have built a culture centered in misogyny and violence. The value of a man in music videos is determined by his ability to... [continues]
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