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!