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Viola Davis’ Win-A Win for All African-American Women

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Last night at the Emmys was a historic moment for all African American women when Viola Davis won the Emmys for best actress.   I see this win as a sign that perhaps, America is somewhat ready to recognize women of color as major contributors to American culture.

I am hoping that women of color will be given ample opportunities to let their talents thrive in a world saturated in white privilege.  The struggle for African- American  women to be recognized as a worthy  part of American culture is deep rooted in racism , not only in Hollywood, but also in other professions across the board.

I have a new book soon to be published titled: “Saying Yes to My Life’s Calling: Breakthroughs to Become an Educator” in it I talk about the hurdles I endured as a woman of color to  become an educator.  Viola’s  historic win has fueled me with renewed hope! Thank you Viola, your win was a win for all African- American women!