In a discussion in which I argued that racial discrimination is preserved and perpetuated in the cultivation of […]
Expanding the research about Black women unique, inter-sectional struggles from the point of power than oppression provides a more comprehensive and accurate view of understanding the fundamental questions, who is the Black woman, and what is her story?
Indeed, many are justifiable angry that Blacks have remained among the poorest, most economically disadvantaged, oppressed population from the slave-era into current times. Studies show that the same slave-era, racist ideologies and systematic structures have rendered the group greatest at risk across the spectrum for illnesses, physical, emotional and psychological abuse, poverty, homelessness, mass incarceration, unemployment, and underemployment – to name a few. These injustices have not only been passed down to this generation, but many can also envision these same chains around the necks and ankles of future generation.
Not addressing racism when they occur is a missed opportunity that weakens the work-place community – and creates a space to continue on an insidious course where people think that it’s ok to express their racist ideologies that demean, belittles, and inflicts harm to others – without consideration and accountability.
“…The more we know about each other, the closer we are to learn something about ourselves.” -Maya Angelou-