Miley Cyrus Stereotypes
Some of the common stereotypes of black women in films date back to the blackface characters; the mammy, jezebel, and sapphire stereotypes are the three most common (Ngobili). The mammy stereotype is often …show more content…
The singer has started to suggest drug use, has become more promiscuous or seen as such since her involvement with hip hop, and has started taken on twerking, a dance originating in African American communities."To defend her actions, she uses statements like she knew she was "always black" (Institutionalized Racism in the Music Industry). This speaks volumes as to how white America views blacks and black culture, considering negative images has been prominent in rap music.
Negative perceptions of black people are portrayed on television shows, movies, and in rap music. Many stereotypes are presented in films and television, some dating back to blackface minstrel shows. Rap music reinforces a negative image of black people perceiving them as raunchy, violent, ghetto, and misogynistic. Television shows and movies portray negative stereotypes influencing how blacks are viewed. As well, rap music fuels the negative stereotypes with the images it portrays with hypersexual, materialistic, violent