Aint I A Women
Bell Hooks, one of many great African American feminist of our time
offers a clear insight as to why the "Devaulation" of African
American women is the way it is in America. First of all, when Jane Doe
goes missing in America, we are all put on high alert. Her family and
friends are surrounded by the so called media circus. On other hand,
when Shimeika Doe goes missing we rarely if barely hear about her gone
missing from among her loved ones. It could be perhaps because of the
Devaulation of the African American women during slavery.
According to Bell Hooks, one has to only look at TV to see how the
African American women is dipicted over and over again. She is
portrayed as a whore, prostitute, and to keep up with the changing
times the crack head is always a starring role for the African American
women. On the whole because of history the African-American women is
portrayed as a sex goddess ready and willing.
The Devaualtion occured as a result of African American women being
exploited and raped during the course of slavery an outward of 100
years. Sadly, many so called critics of slavery known as the
abolishnist condemed the rape of of black women; while there were many
who hypocritically; who feel black women welcomed such violations upon
There is no doubt that the Devaluation of African American women became
still feel the way today. Maybe not as bad, but to a certain degree it
may not be as ourwardly prevelant; but the equality is far from giving
African American women her full face value.