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THE POWER OF BLACK WOMEN IN POLITICS

Black Women in Politics

THE POWER OF BLACK WOMEN IN POLITICS

BY JAMAR A. BOYD II via https://sojo.net/

The contributions of African Americans within American politics are often reduced or diluted. But there’s one group within the African American diaspora whose commitment, consistency, and dedication has especially not been elevated: black women.

“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman,” Malcolm X said.

Even in 2020 with massive strides in representation locally and federally, black women are still “othered” and their contributions to American politics ignored.

Being black in America is a privilege — the privilege is possessing a heritage authentic to only our diaspora no matter how littered and pained our history may be. But this identity is coupled with unique challenges. As a black man, I did not understand the challenges wholly until I grew older. For black women, the..

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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