I do not think of myself as racist. And Lord knows I attempt and examine myself regularly to be sure I am not harboring any form of racism in my mind or heart. Yet when we cry out for “the everything going for her” white affluent girl from the burbs and we ignore or simply shake our heads at the others, we must acknowledge a system of racism that permits the cruelest of injustices.  

#girlsmatter no matter what color or ethnicity.