Young, gifted and black!
Yesterday, I was wandering through the web (we often do that don't we?) I came across a story on a news website. The story was on black models being shunned in the modeling industry. The story was balanced in terms of sources etc. I then went on to read the readers' comments...and wow! It surprises me that there is still so much hate going on the world. It hurts that there are some people out there who still believe that one can be classified as "ugly" "dumb" and other demeaning descriptions because of the colour of their skin. I thought being racist belongs to the medieval ages. How wrong i was! I was angry. But then I told myself I am getting worked up because of some ignorant people airing their views...
We are approaching 16 days of activism - how many girls out there are being discriminated not only because they are women but also because they are black? Have you ever stopped to think of this double burden that some girls and women carry? I am not suggesting that my dear white sisters do not go through the same hell. Ofcourse they do.
Its time girls stand up and say - i am young, gifted - and black!