Checking Your Anti-Black Relatives And 9 Other Ways To Protect And Raise Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem

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Advocate for her as well as for yourself

A great way to remind your Black girl of her worthiness is to advocate for her when it’s necessary and teach her to advocate for herself. Malcolm X once said, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” Not much has changed and as a result, we must be our own advocates because no one is about to save us. If something unfair is going on at school, address it. If something that’s not right is going down at the playground, confront it. While some of these issues may seem like small potatoes, remember why you’re doing it. The goal is to teach her that she does not have to accept or tolerate anything less than what she deserves.

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