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Instead, understanding the diversity of a black woman's experience - and not just her anger - is key. But then you sort of think, well, this isn't about me," she said of being labelled as an "angry black woman".
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But Ms Collins notes that fixing the problem is not just about eliminating the "angry black woman" trope. Her reactions to the referee's calls - which the Women's Tennis Association has since decried as "sexist" - were no different from how many top players react in the heat of a championship game.
So black women should be encouraged to express their anger as well, particularly in the face of injustice. The myth of the 'angry black woman'.
Prof Jones says some have compared the referee's calls to speeding tickets: many people speed and sometimes a few are caught. Furore at 'racist' Serena Williams cartoon 'Sexism doesn't excuse Williams' behaviour'.
The s programme Amos 'n Andy was one of the first modern media portrayals to cement this stereotype through the character of Mrs Sapphire Stevens. Roots: The most important TV show ever?
But that analogy, she says, misses the point that African Americans are disproportionately pulled aside. On screen, it is easy to push sass for laughs. A feeling that you have to go above and beyond to make people feel comfortable around you.
The myth of the 'angry black woman'
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This trope of the "angry black woman" has endured, and has been pervasive in modern media even without more overtly racist portrayals, says Brandi Collins, senior campaign director at the racial justice organisation Color of Change.
As segregation laws known as Jim Crow laws saw black Americans assaulted, jailed and killed, popular culture pushed ideas of "sassy mammies" and "Sapphires" - an archetype depicting black women with iron-fists, yelling at everyone from children to white men.
More on this story. But black women in America see these depictions translate differently in real life.
But it was the way she was punished for her anger that has sparked further outrage. For Ms Collins, the picture of the "hyperemotional" black woman has become more commonplace as Americans grapple with issues of polarised politics and civility.
For Serena Williams, Prof Boylorn says the issue is compounded by the fact that "she cannot separate her blackness from her womanhood, from her class or social status". We are so afraid of each other, you know? In the case of Williams, she was first dinged on a coaching violation that happens often but is rarely called out as the player's fault.
The fact that I have to go through this is an example," she told reporters after the match. White women are allowed to be angry as a clarion call.
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Blair Kelley, associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, says black women were often played by overweight white men who painted their faces black and donned fat suits "to make them look less than human, unfeminine, ugly". For Williams, that's a lesson she hopes her fans will learn from her US Open upset. Mammies, jezebels, Sapphires.
The "angry black woman" trope has its roots in 19th Century America, when minstrel shows, which involved comic skits and variety acts, mocking African Americans became popular. Related Topics.
Black women, she says, are often faced with people responding to their emotions "from a place of perceived fear". In a cartoon that went viral after the final, Williams is drawn as a petulant, mannish figure while the referee tells her opponent, "Can you just let her win?
Furore at 'racist' Serena Williams cartoon. Robin Boylorn, an intercultural communications professor at the University of Alabama told the BBC it seems impossible to be a black woman and not be angry, after "generations of oppression, discrimination and erasure". The virtual reality that turns you into a black woman.
But it's the double standard with men in particular that has come up in the ongoing debate of Williams' US Open performance. In addition to being a long-time tennis fan, Prof Jones has studied racial stereotyping and how it plays into the lives of African-American women.
During the US Open final, Williams received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for breaking her racquet and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "thief". Published 11 September Published 10 September Published 30 August Published 21 September In the aftermath of Serena Williams' controversial US Open loss, it's the trope of the "angry black woman" that has once again re-emerged. Black women in media aren't afforded that diversity of experience," she says.