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A black necklace has become a symbol for racial inequality.
The necklace, worn by young black men in New York’s garment district, has become an icon of inequality and the frustration of some who see it as a way to wear their racial identity in a manner that reinforces their perceived inferiority.
It is worn by many young black women who see the black necklaces as a sign of empowerment, said Michelle Hightower, a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and author of a book on the phenomenon.
Black women have worn black necklines for generations in the US, often with the intent of demonstrating racial pride, but many women say it is also an affront to their bodies and to their own self-esteem.
Hightower said she first encountered the black necklace when she was a student at New York University.
“I was a Black girl at a public university, and I remember sitting on the stairs of my dormitory and I saw the necklace on my wrist and I was like, what is this?” she said.
“So I thought, what if it were black?”
Black women often wear their hair in a ponytail to show their support for their communities.
The necklacing trend has also spread to other parts of the world, particularly South Asia and Africa.
Hightsower said the black body is an image of vulnerability, but black women are also taught to believe that they are inherently inferior.
“Black women are taught that we are inferior,” she said, adding that the black community is also taught that white women are inherently superior.
“What that tells me is, ‘Why should I care about what my body looks like?'” she said in an interview with Al Jazeera.
“The whole idea that we’re inherently unequal to white women, black women, is also a kind of belief system that women have.”
There’s a lot of talk about ‘white supremacy’, but we’re not really saying that, we’re saying that we need to stop thinking about our bodies and start thinking about how to be better, more empowered, more able to survive and survive in the world.”‘
Black women aren’t always in control’While the necklaced necklace may be seen as a symbol to some, Hightsower believes the black woman is also in control of her body and how she dresses.”
We don’t have to wear black, we don’t even have to be black, you know, we just have to do this for us.
“Black women don’t necessarily wear the neckline in order to be in control.
“It’s a reminder that it’s a privilege to be different, it’s important to be able to express yourself, but also to be proud of your blackness.”‘”
It feels like a weapon’Hightowers said the necklines are also seen as symbols of empowerment for some young black male students.””
It’s a reminder that it’s a privilege to be different, it’s important to be able to express yourself, but also to be proud of your blackness.”‘
It feels like a weapon’Hightowers said the necklines are also seen as symbols of empowerment for some young black male students.
“Some of the most powerful things I have heard [about] these necklances, like that they make you feel like you have a weapon, they feel like they’re really powerful, they are very powerful,” she added.
“They are a symbol that gives you an edge, that you are in control.”
Hightows said the necklace may not be the most comfortable accessory to wear, but it is a sign that a young person has been given permission to wear what they want, and can do whatever they want.
“It feels very much like a tool to make them feel more powerful.
It feels like you’re wearing something, you have power.”
The necklacement trend is not new.
A decade ago, the black-and-white necklace became a popular trend among young women in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In New York, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen as one of the main reasons for the black women wearing the necklining.
The black neckline is also now part of the cultural conversation surrounding women of colour, and is also being used by black men.
Hicks said in the UK, the ‘black belt’ was a way for black men to demonstrate that they were strong and capable.
“When black women use the ‘Black belt’, they’re saying they’re not just going to give up,” she told Al Jazeera in an email.
“That they are willing to put their body on the line for a cause that is important to them.
It’s a statement that Black women can be strong, and that they can be successful in this world.”
Hicks also believes that the ‘boots on the ground’ movement is an important step towards racial equality.
“To me, I believe that a lot more people need to be involved in the process of racial equality,” she wrote.
“To me it’s about a lot less people being black, and a lot fewer people being poor.”