angry black mom

America loves Baltimore’s “angry mom” because it’s the stereotype we’ve been fed 

Racism has manifested in more ways than one over the course of the Baltimore rebellion — just look at how the media has discussed the women involved in this event, specifically mom Toya Graham. 

Graham became a viral star because she is acting how American culture stereotypically sees — and prefers — black women. America wants a strong, “angry black woman” keeping her “thug” son in check. We celebrate women like her with Facebook fan pages. But there are plenty of women championing peace while fighting injustice that the media should also take note of.