For some reason there's a persistent myth that black folks are crabs in a barrel. That's clearly false.
But what I really hate about the myth is is implies that we don't have a culture of excellence. Black folks have been brilliant, creative, and innovative long before colonialism and slavery and we still are. We've managed to maintain that legacy, in large part, by keeping community.
Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or Follow @KimberlyNFoster