BET recently presented this years Black Girls Rock show co-hosted by Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show had a star packed cast of Black women who rock and even honored one of my favorite Divas Ms. Patti LaBelle!
So what seemed like a show celebrating women of color turned into a gripe fest for some on Twitter which spurred the #WhiteGirlsRock trend and comments:
If they had an awards show that said #WhiteGirlsRock black ppl would call it racist.
Now what is even more surprising is that some of the comments came from black folks, WTH?
First of all I am just glad BET actually has some engaging original programming that is not ratchet!
Second there is a White Girls Rock it's called the Grammy's and CMA's LOL
I am always amused when folks can cry racist when marginalized communities just want to be affirmed. Affirming does not mean seperate. If these communities were appropriately recognized and honored in mainstream environments then no there would be no need for such shows like Black Girls Rock but we are clearly not there yet.
So until then rock it out Black girls....smile!