The Race Card Project

In 2010, Michele Norris, renowned journalist and author, set out to promote her first book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. At the same time, she wanted to “foster a wider conversation about race in America” and subsequently started what is known today as The Race Card Project.[1] Norris is noted as “one of the […]

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Racial Stereotyping: Black Women and the Need to Shift the Narrative

Three of the main racial stereotypes applied to black women today were formulated to rationalize the treatment of black slave women by white owners. These stereotypes—Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire—were crafted to assuage owners who treated slave women atrociously. By asserting that female black slaves were overly lewd or angry, white slave owners justified raping and […]

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