#BLACKGIRLMAGIC. "dont touch my hair!", For years many black women have said this statement, ive always wondered why
From 1989 Album: "All Hail The Queen" Queen Latifah talks about women empowerment and how women are very powerful and they can do whatever men can do"We are the ones that give birth To the new generation of prophets because it's Ladies First". many people have stereotypes about women mainly black women. black women are thought of as child bearers, prostitutes, house wives, slaves, etc. it's said that black women have low aspirations which obviously isn't true because the most empowering women of black heritage were very intelligent, they fought for the things that are still a current issue these days and most died in the process
Maya Angelou is saying that you don't have to be supermodel thin to be beautiful or to be a woman you can be plump, skinny, thick any size you are still a woman. size doesn't matter and neither does looks you can have thin, curled, or full lips that doesn't change your gender or who you identify yourself as. She is saying that the way you carry yourself defines who you are if you walk with pride and dignity then you are a woman..a phenomenal woman at that.
It didn’t take more than an hour after they pulled her out from between my legs for me to realize something was wrong. Really wrong. She was so black she scared me. Midnight black, Sudanese black. I’m light-skinned, with good hair, what we call high yellow, and so is Lula Ann’s father. Ain’t nobody in my family anywhere near that color. Tar is the closest I can think of, yet her hair don’t go with the skin.
The politics of respectability were a response to the racist representations of and routine attacks on black female sexuality, character, intellegance. In this article a few people spoke up about these subjects. studies have shown that black women and Latina's are the most sexually harassed whether it be on the street or in a work setting, so these speakers talked about these things to basically shed some light on the subjects and to make it a known thing.