Washington Post Poll Overlooks Black Women's Individuality

The Washington Post published an article about Black women and how they feel about their bodies this week, fostering discussion and raising some criticism of the newspaper poll's findings. The article reported on the results of a survey that found heavier Black women feel good about being overweight and have more confidence in their looks than do heavier White women. Read More
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SOMETHING THE WASHINGTON POST MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT BLACK WOMEN:

What the Post apparently failed to realize and subsequently do was to consider this:

BLACK WOMEN COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES, COLORS & PERSONALITIES AND THAT MAKES US NOT JUST DIFFERENT BUT PHENOMENAL...

JUST ASK MAYA ANGELOU...

TWITTER CHATTER: 'Oh, no they didn't...'

Following the publication of women and men grabbed their laptops, Blackberry smartphones and I-Phones and tweeted their own take on the subject on Twitter.

Here's an excerpt from a chat that took place:

TamaraWinfreyHarris @whattamisaid
Wrestling with feelings on WaPo article. Measured, well-written article still generates ridicule of blk wmn. http://t.co/fzgDHzNi
Andrea Plaid @AndreaPlaid
@whattamisaid Am with you & @ChrisMacDen w/ this post. Something weirdly "cultural touristy" abt it w/ shade of Kanazawa over it.
TamaraWinfreyHarris @whattamisaid
@andreaplaid @ChrisMacDen Is article the problem or its cultural context? Does it disturb because we anticipate sexist and racist reaction?
Andrea Plaid @AndreaPlaid
@whattamisaid For me, it=why "we" need to explain why Black women=/=cowering in corner b/c bigger bodies. @ChrisMacDen
ChrisMacDen @ChrisMacDen
@whattamisaid @andreaplaid I think this would feel very different from Black women's magazine
ChrisMacDen @ChrisMacDen
@whattamisaid @andreaplaid for me, it's not reaction, it's that MSM is always based on white male perspective so we're always others

TWITTER CHATTER...

Burrell @Burrell_Comm
Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll of black women in America - The Washington Post http://t.co/0v3ULinG via @postgraphics
StandingWithTrump #KAG2020 @SynergyByDesign
Black women heavier and happier with their bodies than white women, poll finds - The Washington Post - http://t.co/sSXXhEXr
FamilyAndPGA @FamilyAndPGA
Black women cite perks, challenges - Washington Post (blog) http://t.co/XFCrSz2e
Joaquin Baker @JoaquinBakerWin
Black Women in America: Peeling Back the Labels - Washington Post
Shelley G @cocoababy
Black women heavier and happier with their bodies than white women, poll finds - The Washington Post http://t.co/T2b0JuQ1
BosAfroAmericanNHS @boafNHS
Washington Post, Howard University to host ‘Black Women in America’ panel http://t.co/j7UoZKux
WomenAsChangeAgents @HowardWomen
Great panel with the Washington Post on "Black Women's Perspectives" in Blackburn.
Emelia @EmeliaSam
Listening to a panel on "Black Women's Perspectives" hosted by the Washington Post in conjunction with WACA #postbth
Robyn Gemelle @gemellewrites
This Washington Post panel on Black Women in America is very informative. I have so many story ideas brewing.
Dawn Ali @BloggerDawnAli
Washington Post: Black Women Are Fatter than White Women, But Happy http://t.co/BnDllAlT via @LovinMySistas
Nade @nadie79
RT @ForbesWoman: According to this survey and Washington Post story, black women weigh more than white women but have higher... http://t.co/SiK9zzKq
Walter Lewis @wlewisfit
Do you agree with this? According to an article in the washington post on tuesday, white women want to be petite,... http://t.co/VdyQ4lqg
Janet McNichol @jmcnichol
Black women heavier and happier with their bodies than white women, poll finds -- From the Washington Post http://t.co/2nJoTnnw
ForbesWomen @ForbesWomen
According to this survey and Washington Post story, black women weigh more than white women but have higher... http://t.co/SiK9zzKq
Mocha Lee @MochaLeeFitness
Looks like a great panel discussion 2nite at 6p: Blackburn Cntr. Post, Howard U to host ‘Black Women in America’ panel http://t.co/khNfBMo3
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