Why We Need To Celebrate Black Mediocrity for HuffPost UK

  • Andrew Odong

An article which was written for HuffPost UK during Black History Month, where I rebuke the notion of "black excellence" and introduce the concept of "black mediocrity" - a counter-argument with the aim of normalising the achievements of black individuals.

When I refer to “black mediocrity”, I am presenting an alternative solution to the starkly contrasting depictions of black people presently seen in the mainstream media. It is the simple idea that we should be afforded the same benefits as anybody else to simply exist authentically as our multi-dimensioned selves, without pressure of validation through acts of great excellence.
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