Being black in a college where I sometimes feel like an outsider takes a toll on me sometimes. There have been times where I have been tempted to transfer because almost everyday there is a comment that has to do with me being black and not being able to achieve my goals. Why should the color of my skin, my hair, or the clothes that I wear affect my education, goals, and dreams. Why does my life as a black woman in this society reflect how my future is going to go?
I do not want the next generation of college students to be held back by the things that hold me back. I want them to receive an amazing education where they can academically excel without the color of their skin getting in the way. To come as far as the delta sigma theta, a group of young educated black women who strive for academic excellence and awareness that black women are very smart, is something that I would love to be a part of. I want to show the next generation of black girls who are going off to their colleges that they too can be successful in their education.
To have the opportunity to be young, black, and getting an education in a world telling me that I can't because of the color of my skin is incredible. There are so many goals I want to accomplish knowing that some of them are going to be held back because of the color of my skin is challenging but I know I will succeed.
I refuse to sit back and let society tell me who I can and cannot be. I should not be told that I cannot accomplish what I want by my appearance as a strong black, black woman.
Being a black women in today's society still has an affect on me. I am not able to be a college student without the pressures of being perfect, or without trying harder than my peers. Why can I not achieve success without someone mentioning that I am black. Why does the melanin in my skin have to matter?
Yes I am black, and I will scream from the rooftops that I am black. I am a black, educated, young woman and I will forever be proud of who I am.
I am black excellence and I will suceed no matter who I am.