Black Excellence is Overrated

Read my latest post on black success and achievements!

The Pedestal Project

By Madalyn McKnight

All my life I have gotten applauded for my accomplishments. Every benchmark and triumph is a black benchmark and triumph and I do take pride in that. But lately, I have been questioning whether black excellence is actually an attainable standard, and why  this label always attaches itself to something seemingly grand and great. What is black excellence? Sure, the recent miracle that occurred at esteemed HBCU Morehouse’s Spring graduation is excellent. But so is a single mother pursuing her dreams all while attending the to the needs of her family.

Yes, I am working on my second graduate degree, but I am still stressed about my next step, naturally, because I am conditioned to wonder what’s next in an effort to keep the label I have been given. That comes with pressure and a lot of anxiety. Being told I am excellent is overrated; feeling excellent…

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Published by singsongblackbird

I am a young African-American professional who loves to read, engage in intellectually stimulating conversation, and is led by God. Learning is a gateway and opens doors I can never imagine every single day and grateful for what God teaches me. Some lessons are painful and some come easy; I'm just glad I'm alive to experience them. I am also a southern girl with southern charm and I've been told I'm funny too! Follow my blog means following my thoughts and I appreciate you for staying along and sharing my journey!

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