This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock

Below you will find an excerpt to my latest blog,”Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock,” which has been published on Huffington Post. I encourage you to read it here.

It’s a subtle kind of murder, the killing of black girls’ self-confidence. In a culture like ours that regularly dehumanizes and denigrates the bodies and identities of black women — even the First Lady of the United States isn’t exempt, after all — it’s easy to miss the often indistinct ways that black girls and women are cast as inferior to the identities and pursuits of white women.

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10 thoughts on “This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock

  1. This article meant a tremendous amount to me. As a M.A. graduate and college professor, I have been struggling to explain the significance of intersectionality, and this article helped me very much. THANK YOU for understanding so much of what black girls go through, and for shedding light on the mass problem of diverse representation, especially in this wake of pop culture being critiqued as “too ethnic” because of increased representation. Again, THANK YOU, and keep me in mind if you need an assistant.

  2. lkeke35 says:

    Loved this post.
    You get it! You really get it!

  3. Spykes says:

    Amazing!!! I have really enjoyed your blog and this article just breathe life into me. This article makes me very happy that someone gets it. Thank you!!!

  4. Spykes says:

    Reblogged this on Getting in? One Girl's Perspective: Blacks in Art and commented:
    This is blog is everything and this article is just the tip of the iceberg. Please check it out!!! Share your thoughts and be respectful. Updates soon!!

  5. Reblogged this on blacklivesmatters and commented:
    Dear society, you need to open your eyes to something that is way greater than our own self.

  6. 1. Women are NOT inferior to men. Women however can have babies and men can’t. An idea that seems to be part of Feminism is that women have to do everything that men do in order to have equality. There should be more respect for housewives who raised many of us and who are the reason why humanity exists. In many countries fertility rates are low and if continues entire ethnic groups can eventually die out because women are told that it’s somehow “inferior” to be a housewife.

    2. Olivia, do you realize that 93% of the world doesn’t have or want diversity/Multiculturalism? This includes Israel and Japan. They all believe that peace is letting each ethnic group with a common culture have their own home. Do you think that the Zimbabweans or Nigerians are racist for not wanting Whites or Asians to live there?

    3. Neighborhoods in all countries divide by race/ethnicity/culture. Blacks don’t generally want to live with non-Blacks. Asians don’t generally want to live with non-Asians…. It’s not “racism” it’s human biology to want to live around those like them.

    4. Hollywood promotes Diversity so how are they racist towards non-Whites?

    5. EVERY race/ethnicity had slavery and genocide. How is it fair to just blame Whites?

    6. Whites are the ONLY people in the world to share their countries with other races. Japan openly say they don’t want Multiculturalism/Diversity, Israel say they’re a country only for Jews etc. Are Jewish people not allowed their own homeland? Are Japanese not allowed their own home?

  7. datyoshi says:

    I love this sooo much. Very informational.

  8. Tanya says:

    Really great article!! As a black woman, I absolutely agree that white girls DO NOT need empowerment– they already have the power! It’s disgusting to me that in this day and age, white people still don’t get it. Thanks for speaking on this issue in such a blunt, honest way.

  9. Laura says:

    Love, LOVE your blog. Your posts are direct, on point, and brutally honest while written in your own unique voice. Thank you for sharing this with us. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award — You don’t need to do anything with this if you don’t want, but I wanted others to know what a great blog you have here.

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