What are bw going to do to help their daughters and granddaughters avoid the devastation of the colorism monster?
I think this is an extremely important question to ponder. This is something I think about regularly, and I encourage every BW with a daughter, or who may have a daughter or grand-daughter, one day to really think about this question.
On another note, its not surprising to me that the answer to the above question for many BW is to pray. But, what if that isn't enough?
Speaking as a Christian, there is nothing wrong with prayer. I've witnessed the power of prayer myself. I also understand the importance of religion for and among many BW. However, I sometimes wonder if we use prayer as a substitute for Action.
I'm sure we're all familiar with the phrase: God helps those who help themselves. I think sometimes we use God as a crutch. I know I've been guilty of this at times myself. I'm not saying that prayer can't be the solution, instead maybe it's part of the solution.
So what can we do as individuals to address the issue of colorism for younger BW and girls?
What are some concrete actions we can take in order to improve our lives?