Do you have an “inner black woman?” Well, if you’re a non-black person who is likely to say “Hell Nah!” exclaim “you don’t need no man” and embrace your sassy side given the right circumstances then an “inner black woman” is hiding beneath your composed, diplomatic exterior, according to a recent trend in internet memes.

The “inner black woman” memes call on and exploit almost every stereotype associated with black women from the belief that we all have an attitude to our alleged predisposition for eating poorly and excessively.

Here are a few social media posts BuzzFeed pulled from Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook about everyone’s “inner black woman”:

She is independent and doesn’t need (or have) a man:


She eats fast food and weights 500 pounds:


She is prone to physical violence:


The stereotypes are terribly ignorant and distasteful, and BuzzFeed‘s quiz cleverly puts internet users in their place with a simple question at the end of the post:

If you relate to any of the above scenarios, take this one-question quiz to find out whether you actually have an inner black woman!

  1. 1. Do you also have an outer black woman, i.e., are you actually a black woman?
    1. Yes
    2. No


Once you answer, you’ll see the genius results.

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