And be so visible doing it, the world will no longer feel compelled to remark upon our uniqueness. If that happens, the black women of Generation Next will not find themselves weeping in front of their TVs just because a smart black woman is having a prime time moment.
Originally published in the October 2009 issue of MORE.
Teresa Wiltz is a senior culture writer for TheRoot.com. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is writing a book about race.
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