What it Means to be a Black Girl

June 26, 2018 / and

Ja’Nell Gore, Youth Perspective


It means dealing with ignorance every day till it seems as if you hear nothing else from people.

You have to deal with guys not wanting you simply because you’re black. And ya know apparently all black girls are ghetto and ignorant.

They don’t want to take the time learn your mind and connect with you intellectually but they will act as if they are until they can connect with you sexually unless you tell them that just ain’t happening and they will drop you right there and then.

Today it is becoming very rare to find a man who will take the time to learn you, love you, and see the flawless beauty in your melanin.

The naturally beautiful curves in ya body that are impossible to hide will draw attention from all the eyes around you and they will have someone fooled to believe that you’ll give it up easily.

Then you have people are astonished to see that you can go without a weave and happily embrace the bold beauty in ya hair.

You’ll have people come up and ask you if they can touch your hair like your a petting zoo. Then you have to hold back ya rude comment and just let them know you ain’t down with that.

It’s like people never knew that us black queens naturally slay.

They’ll throw rude comments at you left and right forgetting how thick your skin is and how hard it is to get underneath it.

People have always been intimidated to see a black woman stand tall in her beliefs that’s probably why they didn’t accept the original lady liberty. But, when it comes to that im going to just sit back and sip my tea.  

See our strength and beauty dates all the way back to the ancient egyptian queens. We lead nations never letting these ignorant comments tear us down.



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JaNell Gore

Ja'Nell Gore is a student at Cal State Bakersfield. In addition to writing for Kern Sol News she is a poet who loves any chance she has to perform and be with her community.