-CPE Karl Simba Ravilus
Monday, March 7, 2016
"The most disrespected woman in America, is the black woman. The most un-protected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America, is the black woman" Our black shining black prince El Hajj Malik El Shabazz said this quote. This part of the speech was said over 50 years ago and unfortunately it is extremely relevant today. The rally was definitely needed on campus to seen across the nation. Even with all the uncertainty surrounding this current incident and the video not yet being released, it is a well needed conversation. In some instances women are taken seriously and then when it gets analyzed black women are truly not taken seriously. When they take a stand they are stigmatized as angry black woman or the B- Word but in reality they just want to be respected. They want equity. Black women are always to defend black men when in some situations the action is not mutual. During the rally I was there to be an ally, I was there to show that I could be there without having to speak to provide some sort of validation.