OPRAH-MIMA- THE BLACK FEMALE AS THE MAMMY AND HER LOVE FOR HER SLAVE MASTERS PLANTATION PARADIGM
The Plantation Theme is reinforced in the Caucasian Dominated Mainstream Media, for example the American sitcom known as, “Gimme A Break” aired from 1981 to 1987, featuring an African-American female (Mammy), played by Nell Carter. It showed a Mammy figure serving a Caucasian household whereby the Mammy desperately conceals the Caucasian children’s delinquent behaviors from their Caucasian father. Like the Mammy under slavery, Nell Carter’s allegiance and loyalty never wavered towards her Caucasian superiors. This Mammy figure not only procured and qualified the slave master’s plantation frame of reference, it justified it. The Reader is reminded that, “Gimme A Break” pulsated via television, the Mammy image throughout America for nearly 10 years. It subliminally seduced and etched the Mammy image into the hearts and minds of all viewers. It’s no wonder, the Mammy is alive and well, and serving the Caucasian Collectives psychological equilibrium.
Oprah Winfrey does for the Caucasian Psyche, what a billion Mammies could have ever done. Oprah or “Oprah-Mima” is broadcasted around the world making her the most powerful Mammy on the planet. Oprah, the Mammy of all Mammies, represents business as usual, with her companion Stedman in the shadows broke and appearing emasculated, while Plantation Owners like Former Presidents Bush and Clinton, as well as Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz are glorified and worshiped by Oprah. Oprah does what a good Mammy should, look out for dangers to her slave masters interests and plantation frame of reference.