Kimberlé Crenshaw, They're Able to Dream about Possibilities | MAKERS Moment

Kimberlé Crenshaw, They're Able to Dream about Possibilities | MAKERS Moment

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KIMBERLÉ CRENSHAW: I think about what it was like growing up, you know, in the '60s and '70s, and every blue moon, somebody would be on television. And so many times it wasn't really a Black woman or a Black girl. I, you know, sort of got excitement by seeing a Black man or seeing a white woman, but now this generation is able to see and they're able to believe and they're able to dream about possibilities.

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And at the same time I'm excited about the fact that we do have conversation that this isn't a society in which all you have to do is just be who you are and it's all gonna work out. There really is a critical discourse about where are the barriers to our success. Who are the people who ought to be accountable to us and they're not doing their jobs? What are the ways that we can be more supportive of each other rather than seeing ourselves in competition with each other.

So I'm excited about the fact that the conversation is there about the barriers and obstacles that we have to remove even sometimes within ourselves to be able to realize those possibilities.

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