Formation—The Divide

Feminist: A person who advocates or supports the rights and equality of women.

Let that sink in...

I mean really sink in, think of what that actually means.

Think of all the possibilities beneath the surface.

If no light bulbs have yet to click yet, then let me shed light on what I'm trying to help you notice.

"I think being a Feminist is a lot deeper than what people make it seem. Being a feminist, does mean to be for the for all women however at the same time you can't be for all women entirely if there is an entire community of women that don't support each other fully, what I call: "The Divide". Generally speaking, African American people are the most envious and unsupportive of their own people. We all know this, even though we tend to ignore that reality. In side with that, African American women are the first group to tear one another down and they have much envy. I think both Beyoncé's performance at the superbowl and her video were beautiful and she spoke on issues that she personally hasn't addressed for whatever reason before to her fans. I believe she realized that before we can all move as one unit in the name of Feminism, we must first mend the cracks in this big façade that claims to be for all women when it isn't."

- Chántelle Agbro

Now I know almost the whole world has heard Beyoncé's new release: Formation by now and personally I want to know your serious opinions on this, (please comment below). Of course she created a buzz in the media but whether it was good or bad she made a moving statement.

I'm not a diehard Beyoncé fan but I do like her and her music and this bold message that she recently portrayed might have even elevated my respect for her even more. I love how she coordinated every aspect of her video from the lyrics to the graphics, it was awesome. Additionally, as if Beyoncé isn't already always the topic of discussion, to me, she anticipated people's reaction and the buzz that this message would create. She closes her song remark:

"You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation. Always stay gracious, best revenge your paper."

She knew, end of story, and I can respect and support it.

I love when people who have so much influence (much more than politicians) on the general population, especially the youth, all over the world call attention to concerns that actually matter in our society. I've witnessed so many artist get money and lose the value of keeping serious issues relevant in whichever manner they choose to connect with their fan base, which bothers me.

Noticing "The Divide" we have in the world with racism and colorism speaks exactly to why the true meaning of a Feminist can't be carried out as effectively as it should be by public figures. The image they are "obligated to uphold" is too valuable, I suppose.


Furthermore,the critics of Beyonce's video, (you know who you are and I hope this post reaches you) really blew my mind. Saying or implying that she isn't a Feminist because her performance didn't include "all women" is just a cover up for the fact that the fear of the black community uniting is very well present and real. 

Black Lives Matter suddenly transferred to All Lives Matter?

Hmm, note that.

I think it makes you even more of a Feminist for bringing attention to the importance of all African American females lifting each other up, because there is clearly a disconnect in that community specifically, which is very evident. It's not to say that all women of various races aren't worth being acknowledged because other races are acknowledged all the time.

Therefore, it is to say, however, that Beyoncé's message is aiding to the group of women that tend to be the most broken. Even here in Latin America the African population (Afro Latinas) get overlooked.

Instead of criticizing, if you truly new the job of a Feminist, you would realize that this is what the African American sector needs (we never have anything to ourselves, and we never can have anything to be proud of without being criticized like we aren't good enough). You would also, support the fact that Beyoncè is trying to pull together a group of women who have it the hardest in this society (not playing the victim, only stating facts, we don't need a pity party and we've never needed one). To recognize this, is to acknowledge the fact that white privilege does exist, and that black women are criticized and torn down constantly by everyone including themselves. This video/performance is a grand step in the movement of


Shift your perspective.


"Umm, we don't need to ask for acceptance from anyone. We don't. Umm, we are enough, we've been enough and we always will be enough, thank you!"

-Taraji P. Henson


NAACP Image Awards (2016))

Truth: Besides, the fact that I love this woman's soul dearly, she put the icing on the cake with these words. Not much needs to be said but the indirect/ direct jabs that are always made towards the African American community will never cease the ability we have to persevere, through it all.

Let it be known.

When you realize that the "minority" is really the majority, life gets easier. >

I'm nowhere near close to being judgemental because of race, color, ethnic or origin, but of character? Definitely.

If it's clear that you have a prejudice towards a certain person/group because of the above things I will have no choice but to judge you.


Police Brutality.

Whether it is a learned behavior or not it's inexcusable and the newer generations need to know that. It's too late for the older generations, they've been stuck in their ways for too long, however everyone else needs to know people were made to be different but oh so similar at the same time and be able to really decipher what that signifies.

"Everyone in the world is worth being nice to. Because GOD never creates inferior human beings, each person deserves respect and dignity." 


"Let's gather and educate our own people so we can then attack Feminism, even Humanism, together as an entire unit."

-Chántelle Agbro

Don't attack but support:)


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