When you are on a world stage, know that how you appear to the world can be a reflection of how the world sees you as a cultural group. Taking into account America’s volatile history, not only did the laws upon slavery count Black women as three-fifths human-being, but slave masters viewed Black women as exotic, hyper-sexual, and sleazy, hence the frequencies in rapes. While on the other hand, slave masters imagined their wives as pure and innocent, worthy of being the mothers of their children.
Though seductive journalism — is — seductive journalism “on its face,” the moral of this story is not to demonize either woman in the image above, but rather to underscore some important American history and how that history can still influence perceptions today. Middle-age African American women can teach early-age African American women a whole lot provided that those young women are willing to listen, accept their history, and be positive role models for young women that are in their youth.