Tuesday, December 16, 2008

All-American Girls

"she's the center of his whole world/and his heart belongs to that sweet little/beautiful/wonderful/perfect all-american girl..."--Carrie Underwood

Since the last time I posted here, something amazing happened in the lives of women of color. Our new First Lady and the two First Daughters were debuted, and I think we're all aware that the 2008 edition is now available in three lovely new shades of brown. I just love thinking about how awesome and monumental this is for young women everywhere to see these girls grow up so well-adjusted, smart, personable and beautiful--raised by their equally brilliant and dynamic mother--and what that will do for the collective self-esteem of not only Black women, but all women of color. This makes real for the American public the effective, but fictional, "Cosby" template in which my friends and I grew up and identify and we're so excited to see our realities reflected in this American family. God bless the Obamas and those sweet little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American girls!!

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