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Female African-American Role Models [Pic]

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Female African-American Role Models [Pic]. Star Jones says there are none. Wait...isn`t she one, sort of?
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alsobored
Male, 18-29, Australia
 351 Posts
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:19:12 PM
I hate it on this site when it says [pic] but then it's a picture of text.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11286 Posts
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:13:18 PM
I totally agree that you should be able to take on anyone as a role model, regardless of appearance...however, I think it's important psychologically for little girls (and boys!) to see someone that looks like them succeeding and it doesn`t hurt to teach your kids about it.


I think it does, because it relies on teaching them that all people of the same sex are basically the same and that all people of the same "race" are basically the same, that sex and "race" are the defining characteristics of a person. That is a required assumption in order to see everyone of the same sex and "race" and only people of the same sex and "race" as being "people like me" or even just "people who look like me". What makes the "looks like me" even sillier is ignoring age. An adult doesn`t look like a young child. Even the same person doesn`t look the same as an adult as they did when they were a young child.

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 Posts
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:13:26 PM
rogue_knight

I'd give Michelle Obama props for being a role model. She`s a lawyer in her own right, attended Princeton and Harvard, campaigned tirelessly for her husband and has now taken an active role against childhood obesity in America. The wives of the presidential candidates play a huge role in your public relations and she did an amazing job.

I totally agree that you should be able to take on anyone as a role model, regardless of appearance...however, I think it`s important psychologically for little girls (and boys!) to see someone that looks like them succeeding and it doesn`t hurt to teach your kids about it.

3justme3
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1373 Posts
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:53:07 PM
"Why do role-models for African-Americans have to be black? That idea's just plain racist."


This... I agree. :P

rogue_knight
Male, 40-49, Western US
 869 Posts
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:43:43 AM
How is Michelle Obama a role model? Any notoriety she has is because she's married to a half black man...

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