An Stereo Typical African American Woman
Are our feelings and views towards a race; are being influenced by the educational testing system? Years ago the testing system was thought have unfair questions for black inner city youths. Now some questions on English and SAT examines, are placing African American women in stereo typical categories of what one is defining, as the attitude and the intellect of the African American woman.
In one particular question, it is asking to define the word “doos”, which means an stupid person, in the South African English Language? This testing is asking for the same answer as is defined, in the South African English Language. Under the choices for an answer, one of them is “black woman, negress”. It is putting the black woman in the possible category of “doos” (stupid person). To be even listed as that possible definition , is very demeaning to the African American woman or black women in general . The word “doos “ can also be defined, as an vulgar person; causing additional racial profiling; causing one to believe that black and female, have an negative attitude or is vulgar. This is being conveyed as ; any behavior from black women appear to be an stereo typical “doos”..
African American children began to believe these very negative images o f themselves and their mother ; as if the African American mother is an negress that do not have the capability to hold an intellectual thought , with an very nasty attitude.. Are whites sending an negative message to the world about black women ? And is there such thing as a “ An Stereo Typical African American Woman”? If so who is she?
What are your thoughts?
This is the actual Test Question
black woman, negress
The surviving member of a married couple after one or the other has died; a widow or widower
Any poem or short written piece composed in the style of Theocritus's short pastoral poems, the Idylls.