Omarosa had a “serious injury”; writer explores “Sista With Attitude” archetype.

Omarosa had a “serious injury”; writer explores “Sista With Attitude” archetype.
Omarosa says the image of her on The Apprentice “is a gross misrepresentation of who I am.” She cites last week’s episode, saying that she “had a concussion due to my serious injury on the set and spent nearly…10 hours in the emergency room. It’s all in the editing!” Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth is now “very good friends” with many of the women on the show, and says, “These types of show thrive off of portrayals that tap into preconceived stereotypes about minorities.” The Washington Post’s Teresa Wiltz writes that the “Sista With Attitude” archetype “feeds off preconceived notions of African American women” and is “as old as D.W. Griffith, first found in the earliest of movies where slave women were depicted as ornery and cantankerous, uppity Negresses who couldn’t be trusted to remember their place.”

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