My contribution article to The Move Hub speaking on the idea of #BlackExcellence.
In the age of information abundance and millennial satisfaction, social media plays a massive role in dictating the trends of culture. Right now, amongst all the hashtags, one that seems to be doing the regular rounds on ‘Black Twitter’ and other affiliates is #BlackExcellence. The idea is that we, our community, are celebrating individuals who are excelling or generally doing well and good. We are changing the already imposed narrative that most of us of the darker hue may not amount to much.
Thing is… I would like to say it’s that simple but nothing in this life ever is. I’ve seen a lot of criticism on social media in reference to the hashtag but they primarily boil down to two arguments:
1) We’re always praising academic achievements, white-collar success, subscribing to the capitalism ideals and benchmarks of success etc. etc. etc.
2) Why isn’t there a #WhiteExcellence?
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