In an exclusive on TheRoot.com, Beverly Bond offers her perspective on the#whitegirlsrock hashtag that launched on twitter with accusations of reverse racism during the airing of Black Girls Rock on BET.
“As a humanist, I believe that we all rock,” Bond wrote. “My issue is that the commentary that followed the “#whitegirlsrock” hashtag was not even about affirming dynamic white women. Instead, it was about critiquing or even punishing black women for having the nerve, the audacity and the unmitigated gall to love and affirm ourselves!”
Just ahead of a think tank session with writers, and various media personalities aboutgender, race, media and identity, Bond’s piece explained the need for black girls to see positive images of themselves because of the lack in mainstream media.
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