On Saturday, the women's marches in Washington, D.C., and other cities made history for being the largest protest march after a presidential election. Although the overall feel of the march was one of solidarity, many women of color could not help but point out the exclusive nature of the march and the fact that it appeared to be hijacked by white women.
As a result, many white, cisgender feminists have blamed women of color, along with trans women, for dividing the march.
Although this is not the first time women of color have taken heat for speaking up, this march in particular was home to many signs that pointed out the action taken by Black women during this election.
Several activists were seen holding signs that not only addressed the whiteness of the march, but also encouraged white women to stand up for other issues that do not belong to them.
In a column for ColorLines, activist Jamilah Lemieux explained that she felt the march centered to heavily around whiteness, which is why she would not be in attendance.
"Will the Women's March on Washington be a space filled primarily with participants who believe that Black lives matter?" questioned Lemieux. "I'm not sure."
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