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ari lennox takes on men who “tear down black women”

January 3, 2020
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While Ari Lennox was minding her own business, a Black man on Twitter (@WinEverUwantIT) exposed his internalized anti-Blackness, after making a hate tweet about Lennox and Teyana Taylor. Somehow managing to both hyper-sexualize and insult them both, homeboy described the two great ladies of R&B as having “dangerously high sex appeal while simultaneously looking like Rottweilers.”

Lennox, never one to hold back, called a spade and spade by labeling the attack for what it really was: anti-Black as hell.

In a follow up Tweet, the “Shea Butter Baby” singer urged parents to foster self-love in their children by affirming our inherent and undeniable beauty. “No lies detected,” Taylor chimed in.

Later, in an Instagram video, Lennox appeared to address the original tweet again where she challenged viewers about their contentment with misogy-noir and the cultural devaluation of Black women.

“I’m not with it, how people hate Black people so much. How Black people can sit up here and say, ‘It’s not my problem’ or ‘She does look like a Rottweiler.’ That’s fine. And you want to talk about how people are so sensitive, they want to cancel freedom of speech. Why is that your speech? Why are you so comfortable tearing down Black women and no other race?”

Look around! When are Hispanic women ever compared to dogs? When do they do that? When do they do that to white women? When are white men doing that to white women? When are Hispanic men doing that to Hispanic women? They’re not doing it,” she continued.

“I made this Live because I want people to know I really do love myself. I love my nose,” Lennox said. “I love Black features. I want us to get to a point where we are becoming aware of the self-hate sometimes, when you are referring to Black women as a dog. Because we’re not doing this to other races. Or to races of women who don’t have a nose like this.”

The most disrespected person in America is who, Malcolm?

Y’all might not love Black women — and y’all sure as hell don’t protect us — but we love us.

Die mad.