From Pledging To Crashing Weddings: Our 15 Favorite Episodes Of “A Different World”

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Mammy Dearest (Season 5 Episode 11)

In an attempt to celebrate black history, Whitley throws an event centered around reclaiming images of the black woman. However, things take a turn when she learns that her family actually owned slaves. Feeling some type of way, Whitley tries to detach herself from the celebration, not feeling “sista” enough. In true “A Different World” fashion, the gang puts on a a performance to show unity and power in reclaiming images of black women. Even Kim, who earlier in the episode struggled with the mammy image, appears as Aunt Jemima, reclaiming an insult hurled towards her as a child.

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