Congresswoman Maxine Waters's Black Girls Rock! Speech: Full Transcript

Congresswoman Maxine Waters's Black Girls Rock! Speech: Full Transcript

Loved Auntie Maxine Waters's speech as much as we did? Catch her transcript right here!

Published August 24, 2017

  1. “Good evening, everyone. To Beverly Bond, the founder of Black Girls Rock!, and Debra Lee, the Chairwoman and CEO of BET, I am extremely grateful for the recognition I’m receiving this evening."
  2. "But I want you to know, if it was not for the love and respect shown to me by Black women, those right-wing ultra conservative alt-right haters in the country--"
  3. "They would have me believe I’m too Black, I’m too confrontational, I’m too tough and I’m too disrespectful of them, but now I know I’m simply a strong Black woman! I am you, and you are me."
  4. "We have power, we have influence. We can do things that others have told us we can’t do. I don't care how big you are, I don't care how high you think you are, if you come for me, I’m coming for you!"
  5. "And so, whether it’s the president of the United States of America or any of his cabinet, we will say to them, ‘We will resist you. We will not allow you to damage this country in the way that you are doing.' "
  6. "We will not allow you to take us backwards. Not only will we resist you, we will impeach you, Mr. President!’"
  7. "And so, I know that you are as inspired as I am this evening. I want you to know that I said and I’ll say over and over again, ‘Reclaiming my time!’ I love you all! Thank you!”

Written by BET Staff

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