Back in February, The White House announced the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to focus on the challenges and obstacles faced by young men of color. Although the initiative was widely accepted many questioned, “What about the young women of color?”
Earlier this week, White House aids gathered to propose a Working Group on Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color. This will be an extension of White House Council on Women and Girls that is already in place. The coalition also plans to report on the progress it has already made in helping women and girls of color across the country.
President Obama recently announced that he would nominate Loretta E. Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, and last week, Mia Love of Utah became the first black women to be elected to the House of Representatives, so it’s obvious that women of color are making major strides across our nation.
Many feel it is imperative that there is a movement to assist women and girls in areas such as higher education and achieving their full potentials, and it sounds like that’s just what’s happening.