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Word of the Day: Victimhood

Word of the Day: Victimhood

One of the recurring success themes in the African-American community is the frequency with which being a victim actually drives ambition.

~ Audrey Edwards and Graig K. Polite, From Children of the Dream

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To be African-American implies that at least once in our lives, if not over and over again, we have known

the meaning of victimization.  Perhaps it was when we tried to get a promotion and were held back; when we browse through certain stores and are treated like would-be thieves.

If we are angry, let’s use that anger.  The idea it to create a world we will feel less victimized, so that generations of African-Americans to come will know victimhood less and pride more.community p

On this day, I will take five minutes to remember a time when I felt victimized, and I will pledge to use that memory to fuel me at work, in raising my child, or at whatever task I have before me today, so that I help create a better world for African-Americans.

Excerpts from Black Pearls by

Eric V. Copage

About Little Black Village

Little Black Village promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African American youth. Little Black Village is a dedicated to discussing and exploring ways of keeping our black youth from dropping out of high school and encouraging them in seeking higher education and living up to their fullest potential. Little Black Village is also committed to making a difference in the black community by encouraging its members to share their voices through social media outlets, lead by example by taking an active role in mentoring a black youth, connecting families to educational resources and actively taking part of community services in and out of our communities.


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