Malcolm X once said, “The most disrespected woman in America, is the Black woman. The most un-protected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America, is the Black woman.” And Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield agrees…but dare don’t try to come for sistas on his watch.
Recently, Stanfield was being shuttled around in a car when the driver took it upon himself to criticize Black women.
“Some dude, one of the drivers who takes us from point A to point B on this project that I’m working on, he’s like, ‘Yo Black women, they’re the hardest to deal with, man. They’re the most f—-d up version of a woman,’” Stanfield explained.
According to the rapper and actor, he was quick to set him straight.
“I say, ‘Whoa, whoa, wait. You talking to the wrong person, man. Because as far as I’m concerned, it’s the most beautiful aspect of Black woman is that they’ve been through the most sh—t you could go through in this country,” the actor said. “They really have been through the most sh—t and that’s a beautiful thing.’”
Stanfield continued, “The woman that’s been through the most, that’s the one I want on my side. Because she understands when I go through some sh—t, she knows how to deal with the sh—t because she done been through it all.”
This is just the latest instance of a Black actor standing up for Black women. Earlier this week, Queen Sugar star Kofi Siriboe shut down a Twitter user who attempted to All Women Matter his shout out to Black women.
With so many pushing the false narrative that Black men and women don’t get along, it’s nice to see these brothas be loud and vocal in their defense of Black women.