After it was suggested she had a lesbian relationship, Florida's Republican Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carrol responded this week by saying, in part, "Usually black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that."
Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills, a local married couple working as advisers on LGBT policy and racial justice a the Center for American Progress have written a rebuttal to Carrol, posted today on Essence.com. Below is a small portion of the couple's response:
Read more: http://www.essence.com/2012/07/19/disrespected-by-lt-gov-jennifer-carroll#ixzz216X3LacY
"The folly of her remarks is certainly obvious. As a married black lesbian couple that defies this misguided characterization that black lesbians are not feminine or attractive, and with one of us having been raised by a single black mother, we take personal offense to them.
But most disturbing is the ease with which she promotes the stereotyping and profiling of people based on arbitrary traits that have absolutely nothing to do with the content of their character, such as how they look, their family status, or their class.
Jennifer Carroll, of all people, should know better."
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