"A$AP Rocky is entitled to his own opinion and preferences. I do not recall him saying that the entire race of Black women were unattractive, unappealing or undesirable or saying anything that was blatantly disrespectful about Black women. I understand completely how hurtful colorism is and that the preference for fair skin is something a lot of ethnic groups in the western world struggle with but there comes a time when we must realize that we cannot change the opinions of others, all we can do is know our own truths in spite of them."
"I am writing out of anger, fear, caution and concern for your sense of being. Right now you may be to young to understand but I’ve seen you around. I’ve seen you in the airport, I’ve seen your pictures in the media, your father, the son of my mothers brother, has shown me your picture that he keeps in his wallet and today I saw you on the train coming from a Cubs game. And I wonder, how did you end up in the care of that white woman? Did you come through her womb? Were you adopted? Or Are you the daughter of a friend? I wonder what you are thinking? I wonder if you are safe? Are you a victim of micro aggression from other white people? Are you envied by other brown people? Are you bullied at school? What do you think of your self? Do you use that white woman, whose care you are in, as a standard to measure your beauty against?
Are you whole?"
Although African-American women in politics face racism, a new study by American University points to another cause of women in general not wanting to run for elections. The study, “Girl Just Wanna Not Run: The Gender Gap in Young Americans’ Political Ambition,” discovered that women are less likely to men to express interest in political careers, to express interest in a candidacy at some point in the future, or to consider elective office a desirable profession.
The study, which surveyed 2,100 18-25 year olds, discovered five main reasons that contribute to the gender gap in political ambition, which summarize that young women are less likely to learn about politics, be encouraged to run for politics, to think they are qualified to run, to be less exposed to politics at an early age, and less likely to play a competitive sport where winning is the goal.
These reasons may be true, but prejudice may be far greater factors for black young women.
— The Plight of the African-American Woman in Politics