Modern Day Mammy?

- By Bossip Staff

You know her. She’s was solemn dark face that stared back at you in those black and white photographs, she was the bandana clad woman in “Gone With the Wind,” and she was your Aunt Jemima before she got that make over. She was the mammy and you know her well.

The mammy is a morphing figure; but, in the context of slavery the mammy was the designated childcare provider times a thousand as she virtually served as a surrogate mother for master’s children: babysitting, nurturing and even breastfeeding them in some cases. In theory the mammy is a thing of the past, no one would ask you to breastfeed their children today; yet, just like so many practices from slavery, there are remnants.

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  • lani3000

    What even is this for? Are they selling a mammy doll now?

  • Glok...Uncle Bumpy... DaReal American Gangster !!

    = OPRAH!!

  • Allie

    Yea i don’t understand the point of this post either, does it have to do with black history month? Lol @ daisy jay, aunt jemima is my sh*t

    • tommykimon

      Best pancakes and syrup around fo real 🙂

    • daisy jay

      That’s what I’m saying!!!!!!!! I made some pancakes the other day! That Aunt Jemima pancake mix *drools* Then….I poured the Aunt Jemima syrup on it….. *trembles*

      Remind me to never go to IHOP or Denny’s ever again in my life. Aunt Jemima is my honorary auntie TEEHEE

  • lani3000

    Are they asking if we want a “do it all” mamma like her nowadays?

    There are, I know them. Single mothers getting it IN. Kids on the HONOR ROLL and everything

    Man s/o to the parents of kids on the honor roll IN PG COUNTY, MD!!!

  • cmp2010

    yall dumb as hell for this one

  • Matix B

    she got a nice smile tho


    oh snap!
    i was bettin’ money that when i opened the post there was gonna be a HUGE pic of Oprah right there.
    boom! 😆

  • Soul Touch

    ..what’s the point of this? Is the word of the day or something?

  • Sha

    *Antoine Dodson’s voice* Obviously!….FAIL

  • if anything be noble

    Lol @ Soul Touch — “Clas.s, today’s word is ‘mammy.'”. “Mam” … “mee”

  • tommykimon

    I’m confused what is the point of this post?

  • daisy jay


  • Hispanoila Brotherhood

    This post is an incomplete thought. I was expecting examples of modern day mammies to follow. I was thought that examples always follow a claim. Maybe I’m just old fashioned that way.

  • Rae Rae

    An example of a ‘modern day’ mammy is “Sweetie” from Real Housewives of Atlanta!

    • daisy jay

      *standing ovation*

    • Curious1 aka Flawless Beauty

      DITTO…and agree with others…WTH?? is this about..about??

      Is Mattel making a Mammy doll and selling them low budget at Walmart or something for Black History Month???

  • James Thomas, Detroit

    Uh…thanks for the history lesson. Now, ON WITH THE CAKES!

  • Miss Perfection Trini Sazon aka Anti -Coonery .

    yesss master !

  • jmagic

    looks like monique

  • Sexyma078

    @ianna…..parents of pg honor students stand up…..i got 3 of them

  • Unico

    Nice doll

    There are still many Gone With the Wind fanatics who collect dolls and pictures and such.

  • blackgirlsrock

    Damn is that sweety from RHOA???? Lmao

  • Honut Sinti

    Antique Road Show Host: “Well, she has a nice smile, even teeth, smooth skin and is representative of the Servant Period. I believe she will bring $75,000 at auction.”

    La’Kisha: “Wow! Really?”

  • Kreole King

    MADEA IS A BIG MAMMY and non of you idiots complain

  • c'est la vie

    Where do you buy it? Might be a collectors item, she was a character in one of the most famous films of all time ….

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