Solange Knowles wrote and posted an essay on her website, SaintHeron, about the perils of being a black person in a white space after four women threw produce at her during a Kraftwerk concert in New Orleans. Yes, people THREW GARBAGE at a black woman for standing up and dancing at an electronic music show predominately attended by white people. Come on, folks, can we really not do better than this?
Knowles had attended the show for the iconic group along with her husband (director Alan Ferguson), her 11-year-old son, and her son's friend. They showed up a few minutes late and started dancing instead of immediately sitting down when they got to their assigned seats, only to have people behind her yell at her to sit down and then throw used limes at her.
Wrote about the tone, being a minority in predominately white spaces, & having trash thrown your way when u speak up https://t.co/QW7xow2106— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 11, 2016
But in this moment, I'm just going to share my experience...— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 10, 2016
So that maybe someone will understand, why many of us don't feel safe...