Solange Knowles Pens an Essay About Being a Racial Minority in Predominately White Spaces
The songstress delivers an emotional must-read.
Solange Knowles recently took to Twitter to share her unpleasant experience at a Kraftwerk concert. In the midst of enjoying the show with her husband and 11-year-old son, the songstress was harassed by a group of white women that yelled at her to sit down. To further explain her infuriation and complicated feelings, the artist has penned an essay entitled, “And Do You Belong? I Do,” which is published on Saint Heron’s website. Knowles writes:
You’re full of passion and shock, so you share this story on Twitter, hands shaking, because you actually want these women to face accountability in some kind of way. You know that you cannot speak to them with out it escalating because they have no respect for you or your son, and this will only end badly for you and feel it’s not worth getting the police involved. So, you are hoping they will hear you this way … You constantly see the media having a hard time contextualizing black women and men as victims every day, even when it means losing their own lives.
You can head over here to read the essay in full.
Wrote about the tone, being a minority in predominately white spaces, & having trash thrown your way when u speak up https://t.co/QW7xow2106
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 11, 2016