Jada Pinkett-Smith and Her Post-Racial Dreams…Great Idea or Out of Line?

Now after you read that headline please note that we think a post-racial society is the greatest idea of all, however some people seem to think that Jada’s idea of it may be out of line. On her Facebook fan page, Jada posted a photo and message on Facebook along with a question to start a discussion about a post-racial society. She started it off with “Will there ever be a day in which women will be able to see each other beyond race, class, and culture?” Hit the jump to see the rest of her message and few of the overwhelming negative responses she received.

There is a question I want to ask today. I’m asking this question in the spirit of thinking outside of the box in order to open doors to new possibilities. These possibilities may be realistic or unrealistic. I also want to make it clear that there is no finger pointing here. I pose this question with the hope that it opens a discussion about how we can build a community for women based upon us all taking a deeper interest in one another. An interest where skin color, culture, and social class does not create barriers in sharing the commonality of being… women. With love and respect to all parties involved, my question is this…if we ask our white sisters, who tend to be the guardians of the covers of mainstream magazines, to consider women of color to grace these covers, should we not offer the same consideration to white women to grace our covers? Should women extend their power to other women simply because they are women? To my women of color, I am clear we must have something of our own, but is it possible to share in the spirit in which we ask our white sisters to share with us? I don’t know the answer and would love to hear your thoughts.


Some of the reactionary comments

What do you guys think of her Facebook post? Also check out the article Shadow and Act published about Jada’s Facebook post. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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