There Was Definitely A Little BWE In Obama’s CBC Speech

CBC Week wraps up its annual (I don’t know what to call it as I don’t know what the parameters to critique it are anymore) week-long event after a fancy dinner/dance and speech from POTUS.  A political speech is always a political speech, however some truths can apply. Mr. Obama referenced his focus on programs like My Brother’s Keeper did in fact FAIL to address the needs of black girls. Those were conversations we had online and how his largest base (black women) were being shoved aside for everybody else again).

His reference to the way our pioneering African American women Civil Rights leaders were sidelined by the [publicity-stunting, self-serving] males has been an on-going topic of conversation on these very pages for several years now http://actsoffaithblog.com/lets-not-forget-the-black-women-who-defined-the-civil-rights-movement  and it’s rewarding to see the work of vast networks of BWE and BW-centric digital spaces continue to pay off in shaping the zeitgeist.

A few key quotes:

“Black women have been a part of every great movement in American history. Even if they weren’t always given a voice.”

“While boys face a school to prison pipeline, girls face a perhaps more sinister sexual abuse to prison pipeline.

My comment: What the boys face is done externally. What the girls face is often in their very homes.

“Putting a woman on a 10 dollar bill is a good idea – but let’s make sure women get paid the SAME dollars as men.”

Talk is cheap, baby. Now let’s see $100M++ programs set up FOR black women and girls specifically and only.

2 Replies to “There Was Definitely A Little BWE In Obama’s CBC Speech”

  1. Hi Faith. How are you? It's me AK (itsmeak) or Dystopia Incognito. May I please email you? Do you have an email address?

  2. Yes, at the end of his presidential tenure, when no one is paying him any more attention, when he is soon to lose any of his 'official power', after he has used up all his opportunity, clout, public goodwill, etc, on everybody else, groups, I might add, none of which supported him anywhere to the same degree and with the same intensity that BW did; now he wants to talk about BW. I will be happy to see the back of this transparent, sanctimoious user when he leaves office.

    I am even more irritated by the fact that even if not his wife, but the fact that he has two Black daughters would have made him want to do something for those like them (because he was willing to do targeted specific for everyone else. No one can tell me it was because he didn't want to focus on 'black' specifically, because he was willing to do so for BM). It is too late, he knows it, hence why he is willing to start blabbing now. Everybody listening to him knows this is just talk, as does he, so he can pretend that he cares, without ever having to back it up with anything tangible.

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