Science Is the New Sexy

Sexy and Smart Black Women Exist, Too

At The Huffington Post, Tiffany Griffin writes that Black women often fail to be thought of as fully Black or fully female

by Huffington Post, June 26, 2014

Science Is the New Sexy

Science Is the New Sexy

This omission of smart, sexy Black women from Business Insider's original list is hardly an idiosyncratic occurrence. Instead, the invisibility of Black women who are smart, sophisticated, and sexy is a silent part of the Zeitgeist, an unspoken reality that has only recently been deemed real enough to be recognized by the mainstream social-scientific research community.

But unlike most folks who simply complain and moan, Kyla acted, along with 72 other women (including yours truly, No. 38), to create a counternarrative. I'm glad she did, because by taking steps like this, slowly but surely we can reshape the "expected" and shed light on the beauty and complexity of smart, Black women.

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