We aren’t even a whole 48 hours from the historic 2020 election call and celebs are already interrupting the news cycle. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are now officially President and Vice President-elect, respectively, and people are still basking in the glow of the flaming remains of Donald Trump’s raggedy-ass presidency.
One of, if not, THE biggest reason the country is in such a jubilant state is that Black women did the work to ensure that America got its desired outcome. Black women like Stacey Abrams who registers 800,000 new voters in a Georgia that flipped blue for the first time in almost 30 years. Black women like LaTosha Brown, the founder of Black Voters Matter, who worked tirelessly to fend off the misconception that our people don’t participate in the political process.
Peep what Latosha Brown said to a condescending CBC reporter in a recent NBC BLK article:
“I would say that we have long participated at extraordinary levels and have to overcome extraordinary hurdles to do so,” Brown said in that way a woman speaks when she aims to appear calm on the surface but is seething inside. The interviewer had dismissed the work of Brown, Albright, Georgia politician and organizer Stacey Abrams and many others who have registered and motivated voters for years, literally expanding the electorate and creating new swing states.
We say all that to say that when Eva Longoria hopped her happy ass on MSNBC and said the following, the smoke was coming right to her front door.
“women of color showed up in big ways. Of course, you saw in Georgia what Black women have done but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state and voting for Biden-Harris at an average rate of 3:1.”
“Real”? Tf you mean “real”??
As the block got hotter and hotter, Eva was clearly feeling the pressure and took to Twitter in an attempt to clarify her statement.
Hell, even Kerry Washington came out shield her homegirl from the righteously-pointed criticism she was receiving.
Words mean things. Be careful with yours.