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Education to Stop Melanin Generalization

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Negative stereotypes related to black women by current media is harmful towards the careers and success of these women. Black women constitute 6.4% of the 155 million individuals which make up the American labor force according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through movies and advertisements, black women are often depicted as angry and aggressive, single mothers who have problems with men, and sex addicts who don't understand what it means to be modest. For each new stereotype that is made, a perfectly educated black women is put under a negative label which prevents her from diversifying the labor force. This petition will ask for unbiased educational courses to be implemented in public schools as a primary example for employment agencies, in order to discourage the negative stereotyping. This project is very dear to my heart as I do not wish to see myself nor others singled out and rejected just because we might be generalized as "angry, black women." I ask that you take a few seconds to sign this petition and also ask friends and family to help support this project as well. Thank you!

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