THE BLACK FEMALE TROPE VOL. III

The Jezebel myth, the story of the sexual fetish behind Black womanhood

This article is the third, and last, in the series of ‘The Black Female Trope’. In this series, I reflect on the three stereotypes Black women have historically been reduced to: Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire. The series is inspired by the research of Melissa V. Harris-Perry and her