It is not a contemporary trend for Black women to be regarded as entities of low importance. Black women, for years, have been on the bottom of the totem pole as it relates to pay, promotion, and even priority. Roland passionately describes the judgments and stereotypes that have been historically and socially tagged on to Black women, and how, although society has made some progress, one thing that has not too much changed, is the general perception of Black women.
Martin charges Black men to stand-up for Black women when such perceptions are being generated amongst, “the powers that be”. He also charged women to collectively take a stand and demand a position on the NFL Domestic Abusive Leadership Team. It is in Martin’s belief that there must be a corporate effort to demand respect of Black women and to hold all accountable for the inequalities of African American women.
In many cases, Black women are, in fact, underrepresented as it relates to communal decision making, and has generally been devalued by the vast majority of American society. What efforts do you think, ought to be made, in order to redirect the perception of Black women and our role in today’s society?
Kara Warner is an upcoming author, blogger, and educator from Omaha, NE, by way of Hammond, IN. She has placed much emphasis on supporting, and becoming an advocate for women and youth who struggle with self- esteem, image, and perception issues.
In 2009, Kara founded a program entitled, ‘Beauty Is Skin Deep Movement, Inc.” in order to reconstruct the perception and image of women of color in American society. She has conducted classes for the YMCA, Urban League of Nebraska, Middle School Learning Center, and Girls Incorporated of Omaha.
Kara is currently working on a book titled, ” False Feelings Appearing Real”, a compilation of experiences and stories by women who have, throughout their life, struggled with understanding their feelings and are now learning how to cope with them.
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