Insecure actress Amanda Seales isn’t here for White women who want to jump on the justice bandwagon, calling out those who are now kneeling in protest of rape culture following Brett Kavanagh’s appointment to the Supreme Court.
Seales took to Instagram to call out women who are taking a knee today while ignoring the reason Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel in the first place.
“Hold up. White women are kneeling to protest rape culture? Naw, where the f*ck was y’all at when we was kneeling about police brutality? Where the f*ck y’all was at when Kaep [Colin Kaepernick] was getting his ass handed to him, because he was kneeling about police brutality? In general, where the f*ck y’all been at?!”
The former Floetry member went on, “Where the f*ck y’all was at when other White women were voting for Trump? Don’t be out here kneeling for rape culture, because the fact of the matter is, you don’t even have true intersectionality when you talk about rape culture. A lot of these motherfu**kers don’t. Too many of them. Any of these women – Republicans – that voted Kavanaugh in is another white woman on the f*ck shit! It’s y’all!”
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Bishop Talbert Swan also shared his thoughts on the matter, saying White women kneeling is a way to hijack a movement meant to empower Black people.
“White women kneeling during the anthem to protest “rape culture” is hijacking a movement you took no risks for. You didn’t kneel in solidarity to protest the murder of Black people, don’t co opt & make it about your victimization. That’s white supremacy in the name of feminism.”
White women kneeling during the anthem to protest “rape culture” is highjacking a movement you took no risks for. You didn’t kneel in solidarity to protest the murder of Black people, don’t co opt & make it about your victimization. That’s white supremacy in the name of feminism.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) October 6, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.