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Black Women Aren't Angry...They're Just Mistreated

"There is no such thing as an angry black girl, but a black girl who happens to be angry."

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Black women are one of the constant targets in media who are scrutinized just for existing. So, a bunch of us got together to shatter anything that has ever dehumanized our worth and value:

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Malcolm X once said, "The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman."

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And in 2016 this still holds true. After starring in the 2016 adaptation, Ghosbusters, Leslie Jones became a target for being unapologetically black.

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And her story wasn't the first. Other black women like Gabby Douglas, Michelle Obama, and Serena Williams are common targets for racism because of their place in the public eye.

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And with reminders like these, it's hard not to feel disheartened.

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It was a reminder that black women are the most disenfranchised group in America to this day.

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Without realizing it, society's standards of beauty can cause internalized insecurities for black women at a very young age.

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Because being a black woman means that every genuine emotion you feel comes with a price.

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And it makes it hard to thrive in a world where a system wasn't designed to support us.

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So, how do we crack down on this "angry black girl," "sassy black girl" stereotype? 'Cause all of us are tired of it.

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We change the narrative through our own passions...

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...and remind ourselves that even in the midst of being targeted, we still conquer.

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And nobody in this world can tell you your worth besides you.

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