Everyone knows that when you hear black mother, images start to pop into our minds. A woman who is strong, a woman who is motherly, a woman who displays tough love, & a woman who disciplines.
The black mother used to be seen as single, and unmarried. Why? Because it was and somewhat still is a stereotype that the black mother conflicts with. Not every black mother is single. Not every black mother is unmarried.
A black mother is never single because she has a relationship with her children. Her children have been nurtured by her and have come to understand a mother’s love.
A black mother is never unmarried because she is married to the values of her everyday life. Her values have held her down in her decision-making, and a black mother knows her worth.
The Black Mother