I“In the wake of Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama special election, Black women again became icons, trapped in a cycle of ennoblement, flattening, and dehumanization.”
Black women and girls have continually been on the front lines of progressive change movements, using their voices and stories to mobilize intersectional coalitions to dismantle oppressive systems. Yet, they are routinely portrayed in television and film as sassy, neck-rolling harpies with major attitude problems. Black women say these depictions have real world consequences in their lives and careers.
Delia Konzett, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
Courtney Marshall, Instructor in English, Philips Exeter Academy
Professor Aria Halliday,
Professor Kabria Baumgartner,