This blog was created to foster and build awareness of mental health within the African American community. This blog targets black women and black men in hopes of building understanding of the effects of mental health issues.
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The stereotype of “the angry black woman” has inspired many GIFs and quotes that only serve to perpetuate the stereotype and show how deeply embedded it is in the fabric of the American society and other communities.Black women threaten the fabric of society. Labels are used to strip us of our power and beauty. Click To Tweet
Is Anger A Bad Emotion?
But let’s break this down…Is anger a bad emotion? No, it is not…
Anger is a normal human emotion. It is a part of the human experience. Society has already taught us that when we are uncomfortable with things, we should try our best to isolate it and put it in a tightly closed box. The fact is that…Black women threaten society. Yes, I truly believe that we do. The description of the phrase “The Angry Black Woman” is only used to restrict us, label us, and place us in boxes that remove our internal power. This is a powerful statement because black women have so much power; but sometimes, we tend to misuse it and sometimes we let others turn it against us.