5 Ways Your Gratitude For Black Women Can Go Beyond Lip Service
You're grateful Black women saved the nation? Prove it.
November 13, 2020 at 6:05 pm
As the Biden-Harris ticket officially inches closer to the Oval Office to bring to an end the most divisive and bizarre presidency in modern history, Black women’s polling habits have emerged as the heroes of the election having voted for Biden at a rate of 90% and swinging Georgia blue for the first time in three decades.
"And especially for those moments when this campaign was at its lowest — the African American community stood up again for me," Biden said. "They always have my back, and I'll have yours."
Harris took a more direct approach, thanking “the Black women who are too often overlooked, but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy.”
A diverse range of celebrities rode the wave and posted their gratitude on social media for the tenacity of the Black female vote.
"Let us not roll over it or ever forget that Black Americans, Women and Men brought this change to us, this gift.Yes all good people of this country of ours voted that's clear.Yet if there's one thing that is finally clear today to Trump Republicans it's this; Black Lives Matter," tweeted famed character actor and Daredevil star Vincent D'Onofrio.
Let us not roll over it or EVER forget that BLACK AMERICANS, Women and Men brought this change to us, this gift.
Yes all good people of this country of ours voted that's clear.
Yet if there's one thing that is finally clear today to Trump Republicans it's this;
BLACK LIVES MATTER
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) November 6, 2020
"Thank you Black Women," wrote Olympian and women's world FIFA champion Megan Rapinoe.
Thank you Black Women. ❤️????✊????✊????✊????
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) November 7, 2020
While the public praise for Black women is cute, and always appropriate, Black women deserve more than lip service for rescuing America (again).
Here are five tangible ways allies can show appreciation for Black women.