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Media uses the stereotype "angry Black woman" after Serena Williams objected to the chair umpire in the US Open final calling her "a thief".
Of course, they leave out the fact the umpire accused her of received coaching, in essence calling her a cheater pic. But the controversies are not nearly as unrelated as they may seem: Both moments involved Black women reacting in ways that their male counterparts have been celebrated for at best, and slapped on the wrist for at worst.
Sure, you could argue that Serena and Cardi acted out of character relative to the arenas they were in — a nationally televised final of a major tennis tournament and a black-tie Fashion Week affair — but they acted no different from men in similar situations.
The difference is that this time around much of the resulting chatter was spent telling these two women how to behave. Therein lies the double standard.
What Cardi did — confronting a rival who allegedly insulted her newborn baby — was simply follow in the footsteps left by a long history of rappers who have stepped to someone face-to-face. When rappers like Kanye West and Drake spend weeks trading passive-aggressive barbs on social media, fans reacted by calling them soft for not just duking it out. He made a song about the whole thing.
The Source Awards, for instance, has a history of violent altercations involving male rappers. That idea is drenched in respectability politics, which is a bastion of self-hatred that Black women have unfortunately had to bear the brunt of for far too long.
Even John McEnroe, the most famous insulter of tennis officiating, has made a good portion of his fame and endorsements off of his infamous on-the-court meltdowns. For the umpire to penalize Serena Williams a whole game — a move practically unheard of in a U. Open Final — for expressing herself is a sign of his own apparent insecurities and fears about what Black women represent when they speak up for themselves.
So why is it that Cardi B gets a pass? Bitch I ain't had to search hard your main pic is wild Muck. Sure, BOTH women can be dragged up, down and around with a moral compass, but the cognitive dissonance of Cardi B fans defending her remarks are raining down on twitter. The commentary online is all over the place! Cardi B is likable.
She's called women roaches, taunted a woman losing her black son, threatened women, and is simply a bully.
Cardi B is a black woman. Those women regardless of the color of their skin came for Cardi B by making comments on social media. Why are Black Women supporting CardiB. She lied about being bisexual, she has made homophobic comments but lets not act like cardi b is an angel.
Jlo has olive undertones, cardi has blue black undertones. I am an aesthetician I studied skincare, if you look on the fitzpatrick scale we would have to be careful performing laser on her skin type because of the amount of melanin she has she is skin type 5 like nicki. BOTH women are highly problematic and their fans are jumping through hoops to defend their shitty behavior.
Serena Williams, Cardi B And A Weekend Of Telling Black Women How To Behave The boxes constructed for Black women are too tiny for any human to live in without suffocation. Blavity is a community of the most exceptional multi-cultural creators and influencers in the world. We partner with diverse content creators and influencers to help them reach a wider audience. Is Cardi B black? That is one of the most Googled questions about the rapper. The answer is yes, of course. But the answer, for many, is also complicated. Why? Because race is a complicated subject. Belcalis Almanzar, aka Cardi B, was born in The Bronx to a Dominican father and a Trinidadian mother.