A Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf

1457 Words Oct 24th, 2016 6 Pages
Will I ever be able to understand the hurt and pain of living as a colored sister in America? Ntozake Shange , for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf , expresses the obstacles of colored woman living in a world that doesn’t seem to want them. Modern day America pushes them into being outcast and feeling less than whole. Ntozake Shange brilliantly describes the situation of seven colored girls struggles with loneliness, oppression, and sexism in everyday life through short poems filled with rich details. The poems are filled with different topics that range from interactions with men in large cities, the myriad threats of domestic abuse, struggles with identity, cruelty, and indifference in black culture. Therefore, as I reflect on the title, I am forced to think of my own sister. My sister is three years older than me and I would say ten years wiser. However, has my sister ever felt as if the world has giving up on her. Does my sister go to be thinking of suicide? These are harsh realities that are present in the lives of many women of color. My sister most navigates through life and fined ways to accept her race and gender in a society that isn’t fond of it. My sister most adopts the idea of self –awareness and celebrates her glorious flaws. Therefore, there is a issue of race and equality in the United States.
As I reflect on my sister’s experience in life, I am left to think about her interactions in the work place. As a civil engineer,…

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