Women of Color

Being a woman of color we aren’t just women but we have to identify our race along with sex. We aren’t the prototype of what a women is, we aren’t what pops up when you “Google” pretty, we are women indeed but we are women of color. White women don’t need to identify the fact they’re white women they have the privilege of being solely “women.” They don’t constantly think about race or have to prove themselves to be attractive, intelligent because white is synonymous with positive attributes. On the other hand being a person of color you know that your skin color carries a history of oppression. You are aware of the fact that being “white” is what is normal and normal is good. At a very early age you learned that being “dark” was bad. We dye our hair, straighten our hair, and avoid the sun in hopes of being the prototype of women.

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