We must all work together to combat the racial issues in society and create meaningful change. I’m taken aback at the way black women have been treated historically, from the unfair wage gap to the lack of representation in the media. It’s disheartening to see how normalized this mistreatment has become. Change can be uncomfortable, but if that’s what it takes, we have to be prepared to engage and combat the issue.
I’m unsure of who is employed in my neighborhood, or who I should even contact about this issue. But many people in my community are mixed-race, so I’m wondering what the implications are for them.
Women have reclaimed their bodies and understood that they perform acts of advocacy and self-care for themselves, rather than for a man. I’m not sure when this idea went off course, but I do know that it is increasingly popular on social media, which is fantastic. It is so important for people to love themselves, especially those who, like myself, were raised to despise their bodies and themselves.
By focusing on gender stereotypes, the prevalence of stereotypes in popular culture, and the fear of being left out, we can begin to address the issue of body shaming. This has long been a problem in America, and it’s disheartening to see police using every minor infraction as an excuse to target black men. We must all work together to combat this issue and create meaningful change.
Throughout the episode, the author conveys important themes of solidarity and strength. She successfully reaches the location from which we can see the current issue, and how we can all work together to combat it. This is so important because it demonstrates that we are not alone and that working as a team is always beneficial. She uses this clever ploy throughout the episode to keep our attention and encourage us to take action and make a positive change in our communities.