The Angry Black Woman is a racist trope used to deny black women their humanity. Black women aren’t allowed to be complicated — they’re just angry. Black women aren’t allowed to be upset or vulnerable — they’re just angry. Black women are not allowed justifiable reactions to the myriad of bullshit — racist, sexist and otherwise — that they face. Oh, you know those black ladies are just so angry all the time.

The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist (via americanbornterror)

this is exactly what i dealt with in school. being the angry black girl who just so happened to not have a real reason to be mad at all of the racist, sexist, homophobic bullshit that was going on around me..i was just angry for nothing…

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