The angry black woman stereotype is a racist trope in American society that portrays black women as sassy, ill-mannered, and ill-tempered by nature. Within stereotypes of groups within the United Statesthe angry black woman stereotype is less studied than the mammy and jezebel archetypes, potentially because researchers accept it as true. Carolyn West defines the Angry Black Woman as one variety of a Sapphire stereotype -- another category listed is Sistas with Attitude. West sees it as passion and righteous indignation The stereotype is a social mechanism for punishing black women who are not as passive and subservient as the dominant culture would prefer.
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