…but it will never not be an issue when white people can cherry-pick aspects of blackness while black people can’t BE black without threats to their humanity
Is it time we stop announcing the “first black person to _____”? Or does the acknowledgment call attention to successful black people when we so rarely hear of it at all?
“Corn rows, box braids, locs, etc. We’ve seen “ethnic” hairstyles taken for a spin by white people of all kinds. Celebrities, high school students, fashion icons etc. Some find it flattering, others think of it as a swagger jock, but not everyone has the same position on culture appropriation.”
“The best part about the experience was that most outsiders are not invited to attend…The Navajo people have often been wounded by outsiders, so it is important to be very intentional about establishing positive relationships, built on genuine appreciation and respect.”
“Being an ally for justice is something people of color want from white people, but it requires continual learning and willingness to be in uncomfortable situations and conversations. Growth is uncomfortable. “
“So much of what we learn about each other is driven by what the media feeds us…Our future is created by intention.”
“So when we celebrate our beauty and our culture, we shouldn’t have to apologize to a society who doesn’t represent us equally. Just because it feels exclusive, doesn’t mean you have to be offended.”
I have been truly excited about the amount of black success we are watching in the public eye. Even with our first black president on his way out of office,…
It doesn’t matter who the President is, our job remains the same in our journey to becoming a post-racial society.
This is sad, my condolences go out to you all!