The Big Black Problem With Bravo’s ‘Married To The Medicine’

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This is all a s**t show. Howard University student Olabola Awosika started a petition on Change.org, calling for the show to be cancelled.

Black female physicians only compose 1% of the American workforce of physicians. Due to our small numbers, the depiction of Black female doctors in media, on any scale, highly affects the public’s view on the character of all future and current African-American female doctors. Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” not only exploits the 6 lives of its Black female cast members, but, through its advertisements and commercials, heavily associates Black females in medicine with materialism, “cat fights”, and unprofessionalism.

2,030 people agree with Olabola and myself who think “Married To The Medicine” does nothing for the image of black women, let alone, for blacks in the medical field. What the show does do, however, is highlight how the bickering between black women and the need feel at the top of an invisible pyramid. So often, it is thrown around that black people have a “crab in a barrel” mentality, but it should not be taken with a grain of salt. It’s a problem in the black community. Why else would Quad feel the need to say things like “But, my husband he didn’t just go to no rinky-dink honey, mm mm, you better catch University of Chicago. you do know our President Barack Obama, he attended there. How many people do you know that’s graduated from the University of Chicago and Duke?”

“Married To The Medicine” isn’t about medicine at all, it’s about showing off assets and having a camera to capture the shine from their pricey bracelets. Being a doctor’s wife, isn’t a thing. It was made into a thing, by women, who just want to be seen.

Watch the ladies discuss the petition, here:

Originally seen on HelloBeautiful.com 

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