In a world where the color of your skin is still viewed as a flaw, we must remember to uplift, encourage and pour into our young black children. In a society where racism has been more on the forefront than ever, we must know that as people of color, we are beneath no one. In the face of racist adversity, we must stand proud and strong of who we are and where we come from. In the midst of judgement, ridicule, hypocrisy, hate and unjust treatment, we must recognize who we belong to.
In the above clip, we see 3 year old Payton Jackson reciting a popular poem, written during the Harlem Renaissance by Countee Cullen. With passion, intensity, love and a bunch of cuteness that only a 3 year old can give off, Payton is determined to let our black children know that they can be anything they want to be, can learn whatever they want to learn, can do whatever they want to do because they are strong and in doing so, our nation will be whatever they want it to be.