For a day of fun, I opted for all black ensemble. I could not help but think of the looming controversy of the day: yet another public figure has stated nasty sentiments toward Black people. I purposely steer clear of racially charged remarks made toward Black people, because they infuriate me. It causes me to feel things that I ought not. To me, this was yet another occurrence, another reminder of how many people degrade, disrespect, and betray people of my race.
Yet, I am still standing, and I am smiling. I refuse to give my joy away to anyone. I am forever honored to be B LA C K.
Black is more to me than just a color . It has meaning. It means that each time I enter a department store, at least one sales person will think that I'm there to steal. It means that every time I happen to talk to another black person at the office, someone will stare at us, as if we're doing something wrong. It means that I am one of few brown faces in whatever corporate environment I find myself in. It means that people make assumptions about my character, values, and priorities. It means that people will try to shame me.
Despite the ignorance that I feel surronds me, I refuse to be ashamed of who I am. I love being B L A C K, and even more so, a B L A C K WOMAN!
Hat: Borrowed from my husband, also worn here
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson
Peplum jacket: Bar III
Necklace: TJMaxx, also worn here
Gladiator sandals: Jessica Simpson