Okay…there’s a lot of talk around the net now about this whole #BlackGirlsRock ideal.
I am all for promoting positive views of Black women in media forms…from magazines, to television shows to movies.
However, there was backlash suggesting if there was a #WhiteGirlsRock campaign, they’d be labeled racist. Which is true to a degree. I do believe there is a slight double standard here…
Now before you jump my balls, please hear me out.
This is a problem resonating throughout our nation, the world today. Everything is Black or White. What about the middle people? What about the mixed girls? We are constantly ridiculed for not being “black” enough or “white” enough. When we step out with a White man, we are called sellouts. When we step out with a Black man, we are praised by Black people but nothing is ever really said by White people. Some White people don’t fully embrace us, the mixed chicks anyway so they really don’t have a lot to say. We get a lot of flack when we get starring roles in movies because it is said we received it only because we’re “mixed”, “light skinned” or have good hair.
Are you kidding me?
What about the Asian girls? The Latina girls? The Italian girls? The Native American girls?
Do we not rock?
Do we not count?
The campaign needs to be more like #WomenRock
On another note, I was looking at the blog directory on the NY Times webpage…At the bottom, in the opinion blog section, out of twelve contributors, EIGHT of them are WHITE MEN.
This needs to be changed….