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In the face of persistent pressure to accommodate monolithic, stereotyped assumptions of an Imposed Identity, Black YAs refuse to compromise elements of their actual Identity in order to validate themselves amongst their own community, or prove themselves "worthy" in the eyes of those who are prejudiced against the community at large.

 

In a culture where everyone is trying validate themselves to be close to Blackness, no one can express how it actually feels to be Black except Black people themselves. Being Black is a personal experience that only the community itself knows how to articulate best.

Let’s show the Black community’s spectrum of emotion and connection by giving the mic to them. By giving our groups and creators a voice in shaping social programs and video content, we amplify how they feel and give them a platform to share their voices.