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8th Mar '17 3:38:53 PM Divra
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If the story is set in Texas or California, she might be Mexican or Native American. In the Northeast, she might be Irish, and in the Midwest Swedish or Norwegian. In stories set in UsefulNotes/TheRaj she might be Indian or Chinese.

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If the story is set in Texas or California, she might be Mexican or Native American. In the Northeast, she might be Irish, and in the Midwest Swedish or Norwegian. In stories set in UsefulNotes/TheRaj she might be Indian or Chinese.
Chinese (and more likely than not referred to as ''Ayah'' or ''Amah'', respectively).
27th Feb '17 11:25:46 PM Divra
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If the story is set in Texas or California, she might be Mexican or Native American. In the Northeast, she might be Irish, and in the Midwest Swedish or Norwegian. In stories set in the Raj she might be Indian or Chinese.

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If the story is set in Texas or California, she might be Mexican or Native American. In the Northeast, she might be Irish, and in the Midwest Swedish or Norwegian. In stories set in the Raj UsefulNotes/TheRaj she might be Indian or Chinese.
18th Dec '16 12:37:42 PM mhnospa
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* ''Series/ScreamQueens'' had Ms. Bean, a [[Characters/ScreamQueensKappaKappaTau sorority]] housekeeper given the nickname "White Mammy", who was ordered to say "I don't know nothing about birthing babies" by sorority president Chanel Oberlin.
14th Dec '16 3:22:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in ''Film/WhiteMansBurden'', which is set in an alternate America where blacks are the dominant ethnic group and whites are the minority. Wealthy businessman Thaddeus Thomas has a white live-in maid who otherwise fits the physical description of being older, overweight, and servile exactly.
24th Oct '16 8:20:14 PM intastiel
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* Deconstructed in ''Kindred'' by ''Creator/OctaviaButler''. The mammy-esque slave Sarah finds what happiness she can, but beneath that facade is bone-deep rage and pain over a lifetime of servitude in which all but one of her children were sold away from her. It's presented not as surrender but as one of the ways that the plantation slaves weather unendurable horror.
22nd Sep '16 9:24:02 PM nombretomado
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* Cameron's Mammy from ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.

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* %%* Cameron's Mammy from ''Film/TheBirthOfANation''.''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''.
4th Sep '16 10:06:47 PM jamespolk
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* [=Hattie McDaniel=] made a career out of playing these kinds of roles, including Malena Burns in ''Literature/AliceAdams'', Fidelia in ''Film/SinceYouWentAway'', and most famously as Mammy in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. She's also in Disney's ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''. She played a mammy for Creator/ShirleyTemple's character in ''Film/TheLittleColonel''. In ''Film/{{Saratoga}}'' her character says she'd go after Creator/ClarkGable's character if only he were the right color.

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* [=Hattie McDaniel=] made a career out of playing these kinds of roles, including Malena Burns in ''Literature/AliceAdams'', Fidelia in ''Film/SinceYouWentAway'', Callie in ''Film/TheyDiedWithTheirBootsOn'', and most famously as Mammy in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. She's also in Disney's ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''. She played a mammy for Creator/ShirleyTemple's character in ''Film/TheLittleColonel''. In ''Film/{{Saratoga}}'' her character says she'd go after Creator/ClarkGable's character if only he were the right color.



** A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.

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** A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' ''WesternAnimation/ThreeOrphanKittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.Pirate''. In ''Three Orphan Kittens'' the Mammy is about to throw the kittens out into the cold when the white child she's watching insists that they keep the kittens.
6th Jun '16 11:06:35 AM FF32
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[[caption-width-right:302:Hattie [=McDaniel=] as Mammy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the TropeCodifier.]]



[[caption-width-right:302:Hattie [=McDaniel=] as Mammy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the TropeCodifier.]]OlderThanRadio, {{Subtrope}} of EthnicMenialLabor, Mammy was born in the the DeepSouth of UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica, but continued to be a presence for a century after the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and is also "popular" in Cuba. During slavery, she was largely resigned to her enslavement, perhaps even finding HappinessInSlavery. After she gained her freedom, Mammy continued to serve as a menial domestic to whites, and continued to aspire to little higher. In her freedom, she may have also moved north, although her position and character is largely unchanged whether she lives in rural Georgia or UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}.

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[[caption-width-right:302:Hattie [=McDaniel=] as Mammy from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', the TropeCodifier.]]OlderThanRadio, OlderThanRadio, {{Subtrope}} of EthnicMenialLabor, Mammy was born in the the DeepSouth of UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica, but continued to be a presence for a century after the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and is also "popular" in Cuba. During slavery, she was largely resigned to her enslavement, perhaps even finding HappinessInSlavery. After she gained her freedom, Mammy continued to serve as a menial domestic to whites, and continued to aspire to little higher. In her freedom, she may have also moved north, although her position and character is largely unchanged whether she lives in rural Georgia or UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}.
8th May '16 11:57:32 AM Pichu-kun
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* Audrey's housekeeper from ''WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey''. Quite a FairForItsDay portrayal, since even though she's a bit harsh on Audrey, she plays the role as TheOnlySaneMan, plus she's always right at the end.

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* Audrey's housekeeper from ''WesternAnimation/LittleAudrey''. Quite a FairForItsDay portrayal, since even though she's a bit harsh on Audrey, she plays the role as TheOnlySaneMan, the OnlySaneMan, plus she's always right at the end.
8th May '16 11:56:50 AM Pichu-kun
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* Old Aunt Delilah in the Disney cartoon ''Figaro and Cleo'' (voiced by the same actress as Mammy Two-Shoes).
* A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoTheDog'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.

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Old Aunt Delilah in the Disney cartoon ''Figaro and Cleo'' (voiced by the same actress as Mammy Two-Shoes).
* ** A Mammy was seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphony'' short ''Three Orphan Kittens'' and the ''WesternAnimation/PlutoTheDog'' ''WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup'' short ''Pantry Pirate''.
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