Tressie McMillan Cottom – Upending Stereotypes of Black Womanhood with “Thick” | The Daily Show



  • ᒪIᗰOᘔᗩ 3 years ago

    I NEVER understood why black women especially them, I mean the social norms being brought upon y’all somehow always come back as hypocrites.
    “You talk ghetto” – talkes with slangs whenever the chance is given.
    “Your skin is too dark” – tans like crazy.
    “Your lips are too big” – gets lip injections.
    “Feeling insecure about your big hips, big boobies, big ass” – a must have now.
    “Your hair is … kinky” – “hi, guys today I’m gonna show you how to get black curls naturally…”.
    “Your braided/Afro/dreadlocked hairstyle is so unprofessional” – OMG, I love this trend.
    Do you black women. Do you…

  • John M 3 years ago

    Why does it have to be racial? This is a very complicated and touchy topic…… having said that….. this segment, seems to me, is kinda racist in itself…….. why does it have to be about black women? IDK……… how do we move forward to a point where race is truly irrelevant if these type of conversations continue as they are……. This makes it just as much about blacks vs whites as white supremacists make it about black vs white………. where do we go from here? How do we get to true equality without “labeling”. No disrespect and morally best intentions here.

  • Niyigena Elysee Derrick 3 years ago

    that’s indeed needed for lightning the world! it is a great job Tressie McMillan Cottom keep it up !!

  • MrsCyImsofly 3 years ago

    Yep, just bought it. Looking forward to a good read.

  • Lydia Mccorkindale 3 years ago

    Sounds like an amazing read will definitely have to check it out

  • Carolina Malheiros 3 years ago

    Amazing interview. Just amazing.

  • Candace NKOTH BISSECK 3 years ago

    “You know we have a word for that, its called being petty”. You go girl ?

    She is so smart, confident and yet humble! Look at how surprised she looked when the crowd cheered. She did not even realised that she had a “dropping the mic” moment.

    Trevor is such a great interviewer. I love how he is able to make many of his guests so comfortable! I am definitely adding “Thick” to my black feminist collection, alongside Dear Ijeawele from Chimamanda, Becoming from Michelle Obama! She is so smart! Feel free to follow my work on women empowerment in Africa and beyond here:

  • B Sweat 3 years ago

    My LADY!! Yes! 5:15. I will read your book THICK! I am so impressed with how you think and where you are coming from. Be Blessed dearest Lady, your a powerful observer. ♡♡♡

  • Tamsinleo 3 years ago

    Her thought process is so well defined and clearly communicated – just look at how beautifully she choses her words. Her sentences are mind blowing

  • fried spaghetti 3 years ago

    Lol, I think you’re smart, and, huggable.
    And Trev, ty for introducing her to me.

  • oogachaka 3 years ago

    3 chins are in no way attractive, whatever skin color you have.

  • Datey Mintah 3 years ago

    i’m sorry, but i just can’t take my eyes off her behind. She’s big and beautiful

  • Lisa Lindholm 3 years ago


  • Kirt Sessoms 3 years ago

    This is the type black woman a black men need. Sexy’ educated and funny.

  • Marian Taylor 3 years ago

    Great and informative interview.

  • lis martin 3 years ago

    I love how they discussed ” code switching” ! Those tactics saved the lives many of our people both literally and figuratively. I look forward to reading her book.?

  • Donna Byrnes 3 years ago

    You go girl !

  • azure skii 3 years ago

    I appreciate trevor Noah bringing AUTHORS to the mainstream.
    hopefully he starts to bring BLACK FEMALE ATHLETES on as well ??‍♀️?

  • lovelylady0200 3 years ago

    I’m getting it today

  • laine Bandy 3 years ago

    “Let’s stop stereotyping and read this book to learn about the philosophy of black women and positive generalizing of a race”

    Call me old fashion but I get to know everyone on an individual basis.


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