The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them. Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.

The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them. Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.

This Harvard Startup Wants to Help You Navigate Life’s Most Challenging Events

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Why waste time reinventing the wheel when you could learn life lessons an easier way?
Phil Strazzulla, a newly-conferred Harvard MBA, was an undergraduate at New York University when he spent one miserable summer working for a big bank. At the time, he wrote himself a note as a reminder of what he didn’t like about the position.

Then, the financial crisis happened.

"I was about to sign this offer and found this note," Strazzulla said. "That 10-minute exercise literally changed my life."

Strazzulla narrowly avoided making the same mistake twice, and started thinking about how he could help others do the same.

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Great initiative and excellent idea for a startup. Ideas for startups sometimes hide in small events. Look for value, then do something with it.


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