Here's How to Properly Thank Black Women for Making Sure Roy Moore Lost the Election | 22 Words

Here’s How to Properly Thank Black Women for Making Sure Roy Moore Lost the Election

By Robin Zlotnick

America has been backed onto the ropes since Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, but we got a good punch in last night when Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore for the U.S. Alabama Senate seat. When the exit polls came in, there was a stark division between the way white people and black people voted, and it became clear that black voters — particularly black women — are responsible for the fact that a pedophile didn't get voted into Congress. We have always owed a lot to the efforts of black women who've regularly been erased from history and stripped of the credit they deserve. Finally, in 2017, which is beyond too late, we are starting to listen.

In an effort to keep listening, this is a list of the best recent work of some of 2017's most exciting artists and creators and movers and shakers, all of whom are black women.

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