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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion highlighted the important role of Black women in the upcoming presidential election in an op-ed penned for The New York Times, while bringing to light the injustices they continue to experience.
“In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates,” Megan wrote in the column, which was published on Tuesday. “We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc — all in little more than a century.”
Yet Black women “are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life,” she added.
The rapper, 25, pointed out ongoing discrimination and several struggles that Black women currently face, from excessive cultural criticism of their appearances and career choices to their maternal mortality rate being three times higher than that of white mothers.
“We deserve to be protected as human beings,” Megan wrote. “And we are entitled to our anger about a laundry list of mistreatment and neglect that we suffer.”
Megan recently made headlines for her “Saturday Night Live” debut, which was critical of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for mishandling the police killing of Breonna Taylor during a …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics