In the United States, Black pride is a concept that arose out of necessity. With white pride and glorification existing not just as a social norm, but also as a suppressive force for centuries, Black communities have managed to uphold their own self image with positive reinforcement from within. It takes shape in different ways. In some cases, it spawned the creation of political groups like the Black Panther Party, whose prime motivation was the defense of Black lives against plotted state violence (Duncan). …

Denise Stephanie

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