By Kennedy Christine My first year of college, I took a sociology class that introduced me to the term “master status,” which is an individual’s social role or description that supersedes all their other titles. Master status can refer to how a person identifies or how they’re identified by others. This label and its effects…
This post makes me think of three very similar shows: The Talk, The View and The Real. They’re all garbage(for forward-thinking Black people), but you’re welcome to look them up to decide for yourself. One similarity I’ve found between two of these shows is that the overweight, dark-skinned co-host is single and deemed unlovable by her constant talk of failed relationships, poor dating choices and random sexcapades. She’s often telling jokes, is overtly flirtatious with male guests and donning the worst wigs and weaves. And if there is another Black or biracial co-host, she is light-skinned and married to a non-Black man.
This is just one similarity that popped in my mind with this read, but these positions and roles are clearly intentional to influence the masses. Please check out Kennedy’s brilliant revelations on this topic via How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” — RaceBaitR