In this way, being magical is not about being able to fly, deflect bullets, or any other imaginary feature of superhuman life. For more about her, tweet her at JennMJack or visit her website at jennmjackson. Black women do what many others will not, cannot, and choose not to do when faced with similar or much lesser obstacles.
We are re-imagining magic as the mere essence of Black womanhood in the United States. And, knowing this alone is a form of resistance.
It feels like we have been victorious. What I am trying to say here is that BlackGirlMagic is not about being superhuman.
There was always knowledge that these women were human. She is a scholar, educator, and writer whose writing addresses Black Politics and civil and public life for young Black people with a focus on policing and surveillance.
Black women raise communities. You see, generations of Black women and girls in the United States have been forced to live under the thumb of White Supremacy, a system some have said was predicated on them being considered less than human.
Nothing that stems from a source of oppression will ever be a means for our uplift or liberation. But I find it not coincidental that as certain language started disappearing and certain practices started going underground, another language and practice started showing up: Those terms originated outside of our communities and were meant to justify our oppression.
When White Supremacy and racism are the only logical answers, many Whites will do whatever they must to undermine the question. Instead, Black girl magic came from us. To survive and thrive in this country often feels magical.
Jackson was born and raised in East Oakland, California, a fact which motivates her writing and academic ambitions. She summons the names of Black women who were tragically killed to make her point all the while, whether intentionally or not, ignoring the core function of BlackGirlMagic.
It is our recognition of the beauty, perseverance, and endurance of our sisters. It is a cultural recognition that Black women seed movements.However Linda Chavers, writer at ELLE Magazine has a different view of this new movement.
In a recently released article titled “I Have a Problem with #BlackGirlMagic: Black Girls Aren’t Magical, We’re Human ” Chavers explains that the popular term allows black women to be seen as “something other than human” and that quite frankly.
Here's My Problem With #BlackGirlMagic. Black girls aren't magical. We're human.
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It’s kind of interesting how the writer, Linda Chavers, substantiates her concerns over #BlackGirlMagic using a plethora of cherry-picked examples.
After discussing her ongoing health struggles with MS, she says that the idea that Black girls are magical “rubs [her] the wrong way” because we aren’t magical at all.Download