"The Double Life of Afrikan-American Women"

Title

"The Double Life of Afrikan-American Women"

Description

This editorial cartoon depicts a woman's face, half of which has short, dark hair, full lips, and thick eyebrows, physical characteristics that are often associated with African American women. The other half of the face features long, light hair, thinner lips, and thinner eyebrows, physical characteristics that are often associated with white American women. The cartoon's caption, "The Double Life of Afrikan-American Women," suggests that the cartoon is commenting on the ways in which African American women feel pressured to conform to "white" norms and standards of beauty. As many articles in The Nubian Message argue, mainstream media often contributes to this pressure because African Americans are underrepresented in media outlets.

Creator

The Nubian Message editorial staff

Source

Editorial Staff, "The Double Life of Afrikan-American Women," The Nubian Message 4, no. 2 (April 13, 1995): 10. Digitized by the Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Date

1995-04-13

Contributor

Rose Buchanan

Original Format

photograph

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Citation

The Nubian Message editorial staff, “"The Double Life of Afrikan-American Women",” The State of History, accessed July 5, 2022, https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/33284.