“WE TOO” (A WAY OF LIFE)
Headlining in the press today is the culmination of women, saying, “no more”, “enough is enough” in the Me Too Movement. Surprise, but black women have dealt with these issues for as long as we can remember, and no one paid us enough attention to command the national spotlight. It has taken white women finding their voice to garner the attention that it dominated the news. This is not to minimize the spirit of the movement, but women of color are again left to our own devices to cope. We have always recognized the inequity of our paychecks as well as the lack of well-deserved promotions; but we handle it cases by case, endure it, suck it up, and push through. I believe that all women must support each other not only in the “Me Too” movement, but white women must support us in the “Black Lives Matter” movement. After all, women are impacted by the murder of our children and spouses.
Black people are often the first; chasing perfection is a way of life for African Americans. We strive to be the best in our fields. We have learned to “power up” and control our destiny by ourselves with little help.