If you know me, briefly met me, or have visited the “About Noni Ayana” page of this website, you see that I am indeed Black-African-American-Negro. LOL *sigh*. I notice Black women are often compared to White women. I don’t particularly care for the terms “black” or “white”, but it’s the American way. Mostly in America are these two groups classified by color and not by ethnicity (i.e. Mexican, Italian, African, Jamaican, etc.). These “colored” labels clearly show which two groups experience the most hostility among each other. I often hear very interesting myths specific to White women. White women are more submissive. White women raise their daughters to be wives as opposed to Black women raising their daughters to be a (unmarried) superwoman, further perpetuating the “strong black woman” stereotype. White women are better at oral sex. White women are less argumentative, and are taught in marriage to be quiet and to keep her opinion to herself. White women are freaks (sexually open), as opposed to Black women whom are considered hyper-sexual; there is a difference between the two. These are myths I’ve heard for years and wondered, are white women even aware these myths exist? So I decided to ask a group of white women! The group I asked seemed to be in shock as I revealed the list of myths of White women in the Black community. Of course Black women and White women are different! Both women come from very different cultures. Yeah, yeah, we have a Black president; most of the “for whites only” signs have been taken down, the NAACP for all practical purposes is holding on to its glory years by a thread. Black people can now pee in any public toilet, eat at any restaurant, be educated in most schools, and apply for any job without being thrown out, looked at with disgust, or called profanities. Yet, the White woman continues to be held to such an esteemed standard. The before mentioned myths alone describes a quiet submissive sexually open wife that gives great head. What man doesn’t want that! What Black man doesn’t want that? Knowingly or unknowingly, White privilege continues to exist. Many sectors of society cater to Caucasians. I don’t think for one minute the White woman’s life is perfect. If you think about it, we all experience unspoken privileges; whether it is by class, gender, race, or ethnicity. Do White women concern themselves with what Black people think; do these myths result of jealousy or hate due to the increase of Black men preferring White women, especially for marriage? Are Black women losing the attention or respect of the Black man due to her stereotypes and myths? Are Black women bitchy, loud, opinionated, argumentative, and don’t like giving oral sex? Notice, everything the White woman is perceived not to be.
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