Infidelity And Forgiveness In Lemonade

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Black women in America have always had to deal with issues of being put down or made feel less of themselves. Black women have been parental figures and providers, demonstrating unbelievable quality and versatility, unfazed faithfulness, vast adoration and affectionateness. Black women have ascended higher than hundreds of years of mistreatment, today, following quite a while of managing society 's supremacist and sexist confusions, with its merciless dangers. In addition to the fact that they are supporting families, they 're driving partnerships, real media associations, the military, and our state and national governments. Infidelity is an issue that is very prevalent in America and leads to divorce in many cases. Research has shown some…show more content…
We have seen this faith throughout the semester in African American Psychology; African Americans mostly women pray to God for guidance and healing in tough situations. In the script of “Lemonade,” Beyoncé says “when it comes to her union, her forgiveness has become inextricable from her faith; she describes the worst moments as a spiritual test of her commitment,” she also goes on to say “I feel like he [God] just throws curve balls every now and then, to make sure you are still in the game.” Through this we see Beyoncé puts a lot of value in her marriage, by not just giving up on it and working it the issues she has with her husband. Oppression As stated in the Infidelity and Forgiveness section, infidelity could make a black woman feel less of herself, something society has done for years. In the song Don’t Hurt Yourself, Beyoncé adds in an excerpt from a speech Malcolm X gave in 1962: “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” Even though this is true, we have seen African American women excel others in many categories, especially with the most individuals of race and gender graduating with degrees. Women
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