Megan Thee Stallion : Why I speak up for Black Women
By Megan Thee Stallion , New York Times , October 13, 2020
“The most unprotected person is the Black woman ” – MLK
In this well written,well addressed article, Megan Thee Stallion ( Female rapper) expresses how unfairly black women are treated. After Many years of fighting for equal rights,black women are still the most disrespected and disregarded when it comes to almost every aspect of life. Megan was shot by a male rapper named Tory Lanes .Megan and Tory lanes were not in an romantic relationship but were close friends. After the incident Megan chose to be silent worrying about the safety of all parties who were on the scene that night. Although Megan was the victim, she felt as though she was still doubted and faced slander. Megan believes that women are treated like subjects . Black women are stereotyped as “the angry black women” in every scenario that draws the narrative that anything that happens to us in a negative way is warranted. She also talks about a lot of great black women who made a difference in this world who were never given the right recognition.
I believe that black women need to be seen, heard and understood. Too often black woman are scared to speak up because they fear a negative outcome or it would probably be a waste of time. That is why i’m so glad that Kamala is the first black woman vice president. It gives hope for many black little girls to believe that things can happen , they just have to stay strong.