There has been a resurgence in the Black female community of grassroots attitudes and natural hairstyle trends. This seemingly brings an obscure decline to the Stuck Up Black Bitch we have so glorified for the past 3 or 4 decades, mainly through Hip Hop.
What is a Stuck Up Black Bitch, and what makes her so coveted in the Black community?
I believe this phenomena was propelled by the rise of late 20th century African American art and culture to mainstream media through music, and movies. Movies like Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and even Boomerang may have catapulted the attitude of Black women to egotistical heights.
In the 90’s, Queen Latifah was the clear forerunner of the powerful Black woman movement in Hip Hop. With her mid 90’s sitcom Living Single, she made an even greater impression on how the world perceived the Black women of America. Claire Huxtable was becoming a novelty, almost a fairytale.
With the foundation of music, television, and film’s characters, and themes of what a Black woman’s attitude consists of, her main variable is still the Black man. Black men have pushed the straight haired, voluptuous, financially independent, fashionista to the upper echelon of Black beauty. The video vixen, the independent woman, the high class hoe, and even the adult film star have taken but all the attention from the submissive, family oriented, quaint, church going Black woman.
Still, why the attitude? I’m under the impression most Black women are ultimately in fear of being single forever. With that fear, a bad attitude towards men, particularly Black men, is more of a defense mechanism. Statistics prove that the average Black woman in her late 20’s to early 30’s is destine to earn a larger income than her Black male counterpart. With prison statistics still greatly weighing heavy on the Black man, things ain’t changing too soon.
A “bad” attitude is also a prime attraction to and for Black women. The generation of African Americans born in the late 70’s to 80’s had a number of intimate relationship hurdles to overcome at young ages. Divorce rose considerably for this generation’s parents, and the single mother is prevalent. The strength of a single mother alone should be enough to accommodate a fierce and demanding attitude. So the attraction is similar to what these persons see and want in their mother.
Is she a bitch? Yes, the Stuck Up Black woman is a bitch, and she wears that title with pride. She runs with a pack of other stuck up bitches as well. She’s mean, and she loves being called a bitch. Despite fights in the Black community to rid this language toward Black women, like other derogatory terms, many Black women have made light of it.
Though the “natural” Black woman is returning to mainstream and making her presence known, the Stuck Up Black Bitch ain’t gon’ change. I believe the clash is warranted and I love every bit of it. I love Black women and how innovative they are. Straight hair, nappy hair, fake hair, no hair, it’s all about the booty nigga!
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