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symone sanders straightens out nosy motherf*cker who said her nails are not ‘appropriate’ for tv

May 14, 2018
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Being a public woman in general, but a public black woman, especially, is hard as hell. Due to the cruel standards that we place on women to look, speak, and act a certain way at all times, it’s nearly impossible for black women to present their authentic selves in professional settings. So when a fan thought it was their place to critique CNN commentator Symone Sanders’ nail art claiming that long nails are “not appropriate when you are on CNN TV and discussing […] politics,” Sanders, who served as the press secretary for Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential bid, clapped back with absolute clarity that her professional dress isn’t her problem, it’s yours.