Yesterday, the sun seemed to shine a little brighter when I read an article indicating that Black women are ranked #1 in both gender and race, as being the most educated group in America.
When I think about how many of us have to deal with not only sexism, but racism, in a country, and world, that does not often validate our worth, accomplishments, and value.
The stones they throw at us daily may slay us; we still keep rising. Our HATERS just make us GREATER!!!
I’m already uppity, now it’s off the chain now. I hooted, tooted, hi-fived, “liked, “shared”, “Pinned”, posted, and tweeted this news. I just let loose. Yes I did!
Do some of you remember that Newsweek article about 12 years ago that had Black women on the cover, acknowledging the success of the sisters in academics? However, though we know we are some of the baddest women on earth; we will not be used by white people to further their assault on Black women. Many sisters acknowledged and were humbled by the accolades but were quick to note: we will not use this as a hammer to bash Black men upside the head. In other words, we will not be the white man’s bitch, in his continued assault on the men in our race.
I’m so proud of Black women. Not just because of academic success, but for the continued demonstration by a younger generation, to uphold the values of their mothers and grandmothers.
We are phenomenal women.
So where is the press release? This is Black History being made.
Some are wondering if this will change the perceptions of Black women.
Who gives a damn.
If Black Twitter has shown America one thing, Black people know how to get the word out.
And I’m doing just that!
Toot your own horn, Black women!
You not only have shown America how we still keep it together and focused in a hostile environment,but we are natural born achievers, baby, and not just babymammas as the media loves to project.
As the late Maya Angelou’s poem stated: WE ARE PHENOMENAL WOMEN.
Yes we are!