Monday, November 5, 2012
Black Girls Rock
I've seen people make some odd comments on this award show such as: "If there was a White Girls Rock it would be considered racists", allow me to explain why it's not only acceptable for there to be a Black Girls Rock, but it's necessary. Black Girls Rock is one of the few mediums that presents black women and black girls in a positive light. The media loves to promote negative stigmas because it's considered entertainment.The moment a positive medium has been presented it needs to have a spot light, because the media loves to depict black women as: loud, rude, ghetto, and other ugly stereotypes. IT'S NECESSARY TO PROMOTE THE POSITIVES IN A WORLD FILLED WITH THE RIM WITH NEGATIVES. So, a White Girl's Rock doesn't exist not because it would be racist, it doesn't exist because it's not desperately needed, whereas a Black Girl's Rock is, and I'm not saying white women don't face challenges because sadly they do.Women in general face various levels of challenges simply because of gender but a woman of color faces not only a faces a glass ceiling but cement walls, and steel doors, traps and sand pits in her pursuit of success. So I'm a proud viewer of Black Girls Rock and my heart swelled with such pride to see all the successful African American women present and be honored. I was so inspired, because in a place where tons of doubt, and discouragement stack up on your back it made me feel good to see it is possible and success can be achieved!