Young Hollywood actress Amandla Stenberg is continuing to stir up discussion about the appropriation of Black culture and her one of her latest Instagram posts has now shifted the focus specifically towards the cultural double standards that continue to negatively affect Black women.
The celebration and embracing of physical features that are a natural part of Black women has sky rocketed over the past 5-10 years, but the same level of appreciation for Black women in general has not. Bigger butts, fuller lips, darker skin and a host of other physical features inspired by Black women are domination pop culture worlds as women of other races continue to find ways to alter their bodies in hopes of achieving these looks that they are then celebrated for, almost as if Black women don’t exist and haven’t been around with the exact same natural features since the beginning of time.
In light of this disturbing trend that continues to embrace the features of Black women while leaving the Black woman herself on the back burner or worse, Amandla yet again used her social media platforms to speak out with some hard-hitting truths on the topic.
For the second week in a row, this 16-year-old Hollywood starlet is bringing us all face to face with the ugly truths about the way we as Black women are disregarded in our own society. While troubling and unpleasant, it’s a much-need discussion.