On Sunday, BET aired the 8th annual “Black Girls Rock” awards show. Millions of viewers tuned in to watch several African American women be celebrated for their overall achievements in entertainment, activism and media.
While the #blackgirlsrock hashtag was ablaze on Twitter, a very unsurprising backlash about the event was also in the midst.
But one white activist is defending Black Girls Rock, and points out some very good examples of why it’s necessary. Here’s an excerpt from Olivia Cole’s article, “Why I’m Not Here for #WhiteGirlsRock.”