This will probably be the first and last installment of of this “series” but this week in the media brought on a particular onslaught of chatter on the subject of dark-skinned women. More specifically, what(who) we’ve been doing and what we’ve been saying; Particularly our criticisms of the community. Loni Love’s rightful criticism of the black male collective, Gabourey Sidibe and her new white man, and Ari Lennox being called insecure for speaking about the disrespect of the black woman’s image has the black internet-sphere in a tizzy.
Y’all ain’t slick. I see EXACTLY what you’re doing. People are mad that dark-skinned women are winning a little too much right now and airing out a little too much dirty laundry and y’all are triggered. I get it, y’all are used to us suffering in silence and being the lone survivor for the community but it’s a new day so get with the winning team, or shut the hell up.
Most recently, the spokesperson for the Sharpie marker beard brigade, Joe Budden had the niggadacity to go on about how Ari Lennox was insecure for rightfully calling black men and the community to task for their blatant and rampant disrespect of our image. Last week I got some criticism for saying that Ari and the rest of dark-skinned black women need to stop essentially begging for the community to respect us…And this is why. Joe is literally proof that anytime you show any sort of vulnerability, or speak on what is really going on as a black woman, they give us their asses to kiss.