‘Negronormativity.’

via our homie black scientist:

Negronormative
(nē’grō nôr’mə-tĭv)adj.
Of, or relating to the view that blackness is a Christian, male, patriarchal, heterosexual entity. Often marginalizes expressions of black identity that do not fit into this mold by perpetuating it as natural and standard. Most commonly used to refer to an individual’s beliefs or actions: The negronormative agenda of the black nationalist movement misrepresented black people in the U.S. as being one homogenous group. Also tied to false conceptions of black authenticity. See USAGE at “acting black”.

6 thoughts on “‘Negronormativity.’

  1. Ralph H. Manningfield November 19, 2008 at 2:21 pm Reply

    With blogs like this and countless other negro outcasts out there starting to make their mark hopefully we will render such classifications moot.

  2. conseula November 19, 2008 at 3:25 pm Reply

    I think I’m totally using this in class tomorrow.

  3. G.D. November 19, 2008 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Make sure you shout out soltrane!

  4. ladyfresshh November 19, 2008 at 3:50 pm Reply

    …as ladyfresh meanders the sidewalk of her childhood she reminisces on the negronormative males of her childhood…

    …don’t be so negronormative G.D. …

    …the negronormativity of the situation struck her immediately…

    this may work

  5. Ralph H. Manningfield November 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm Reply

    What about a spin off–nigganormativity? Anybody wish to define?

  6. Ralph H. Manningfield November 19, 2008 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Sorry, I don’t know why I just posted that. The humor intended obviously needs some context. Please disregard it.

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