Professor Tracey, WAOD Contributor
Sorry ladies, I wasn't impressed. Tonight's segment was much improved, but once again, poorly thought out. The black women's roundtable was interesting and heartfelt, but represented a limited perspective. I am personally trying to escape the big black monolith. I no longer desire to be lumped in with every single black person in the world and I do not wish to be bunched together with every single black woman in the world. After watching the extended segment twice, all I could think was -
Do ALL black women want the same things in life?
Does EVERY black woman have the desire to be married? Don't we all know at least one friend or relative that seriously has absolutely no interest in marriage?
Is EVERY black woman MEANT to be married? Don't we all know at least one friend or relative that is an awful wife?
Is EVERY black woman MEANT to be a MOTHER? Don't we all know at least one friend or relative that is an awful mother?
Is EVERY black woman that is married HAPPY and FULFILLED? Don't we all know at least one friend or relative that is more alone in their marriage than they ever were as a single person?
I think marriage is wonderful...for some people. I think motherhood is beautiful...for some people. I just don't believe that your life as a black woman is somehow lacking, incomplete or a failure if you don't become someone's wife or someone's mother.
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