“Keep it Dangerous!” means being the best at whatever you choose to do in life while holding fast to your personal beliefs as you move forward in a positive direction.
Real letter sent to Dangerous Lee:
I see that you have a brand and that you are doing great works with your website and public outreach. However, I was introduced to you today via HARO , asking for “Dangerous Black Women”. It made my heart sink because the media portrays black women as trouble makers, problems and such. And, if you look at the scale of how people view human beings, they often equate black women as the lowest form. This is what I gather from many years of women’s and equality studies, including black history, racism, abelism, capitalism, Islam, Judaism, et al. It is obvious that you put a lot of time and thought into your work and I don’t want to take that away from you, but please consider what I have said because on the top of the pile seem to be white men, on the bottom – black women, where women that are middle eastern or Asian are seemingly above us and treated better. So as far as your brand goes, I am going to be candid and ask you to consider changing it because you are so talented and put a lot of thought to everything you do. It’s just that the continued consequences of how the media portrays black women make things worse not better.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.
Aside from the fact that Christine does not understand the context in which I use the word “Dangerous” and she didn’t bother to do any further research before sending the above message, she has some great points and speaks the truth. Black women are portrayed negatively more often than not in media and in the world in general and as a Black woman running a media network I am going to continue to help change the perception to a realistic one.
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