“Do you feel as if the current circumstances of black women are because of their own actions or do you think society has, if any, role in in this current “plight”.”
my response (sorry about the typos):
There are circumstances that we are born into that are out of our control and there are many circumstances that we DO have the power to avoid, prevent, and overcome.
Keep in mind that black women are not a monolith so when you say current circumstances of black women, I have to ask, which ones? I didn’t know the number until recently but there is 22+ million bw in the U.S. Our values, experiences and lifestyles are are going to vary greatly.
Whenever someone brings up being accountable for ones actions, looking at issues from a different perspective, or having a more positive outlook in general, there is always someone from the black peanut gallery running in to shut them up because HOW DARE THEY question the behaviors of grown black men and women.
There’s nothing wrong w/ acknowledging the rich history of black Americans, which included overcoming enormous obstacles like slavery and gaining civil rights, but I’m not one of those black people that uses the suffering of my ancestors as an excuse not achieve.
I will continue to post content that questions the backwards and quite bizarre behaviors I see going on in many (not all) black circles because the way I see it, how can I expect the people and environment around me to improve when I am unwilling to make the necessary changes to elevate myself?
Be the change you want to see, right?? Are we all just repeating those words because Obama says it, or are we actually putting in the work on ourselves and living it?
Thanks for the note :)