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The Mammy is “so closely related to the comic coons that she is usually relegated to their ranks. Mammy is distinguished, however, by her sex and her fierce independence. She is usually big, fat, and cantankerous.” … An offspring of The Mammy is the ‘Aunt Jemima’ which are “Toms blessed with religion or mammies who wedge themselves into the dominant white culture. Generally they are sweet, jolly and good-tempered—a bit more polite than mammy and certainly never as headstrong.” (Bogle, 2001. p9)

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The Mammy

The Mammy

The Mammy is “so closely related to the comic coons that she is usually relegated to their ranks. Mammy is distinguished, however, by her sex and her fierce independence. She is usually big, fat, and cantankerous. 

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