As thousands made the trek back to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March, the sad reality was, this gathering had already been marred due to a controversy that didn’t have to be. Call me cynical, but the blatant hypocrisy and ridiculous drama ignited by Women’s March Founder, Teresa Shook is exactly why Black women find it hard to trust what too often turns out to be white women’s inauthenticity when it comes to fostering supposed gender unity.
Instead of taking a victory lap following a historic mid-term election that resulted in a record number of women being elected to Congress, Shook chose to take a decidedly different path; spending the last several weeks attacking the current leadership of the now internationally known organization that grew out of her hastily-developed Facebook group.
Especially targeted has been Women’s March Co-President Tamika Mallory, the only Black woman in national leadership. At issue is Mallory’s refusal to publicly denounce Min. Louis Farrakhan after attending the Nation of Islam’s Savior’s Day event last Spring. Although Mallory has made it clear that she does not support or espouse anti-Semitic or homophobic views, and months ago explained why she stopped short of publicly denouncing the Click here to read entire article