Jennifer Carroll, the embattled lieutenant governor of Florida, is under fire this week for incendiary comments she made denigrating single black women and black lesbians. A black woman herself, she blurted out a nervous defense to allegations that she has been involved in a same-sex affair with a staffer in a television interview on Monday:
"I’m the one that’s married for twenty-nine years! The accuser is the one that’s been single for a long time. So usually black women that look like me don’t engage in relationships like that.”
The folly of her remarks is certainly obvious.This article was originally published in Essence.