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Disrespected by Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll

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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.

Read more here.

This article was originally published in Essence.

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