Megan Thee Stallion conveyed that “protecting Black women” should not be controversial in a powerful opinion piece for the New York Times earlier this week, and the message hit home for Kamala Harris.
“Thank you, @theestallion, for using your voice to speak out,” the Black and South Asian Democratic Vice Presidential nominee tweeted. “Black women DO deserve better. I promise when @JoeBiden and I are elected, we’ll continue to show up not just with lip service, but with action.”
Megan retweeted the sentiment, and added three clapping emojis and “make sure y’all get up and go vote.”
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 make sure y’all get up and go vote 💙 https://t.co/NFCw4GmLvo
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) October 14, 2020
The essay, accompanied by a video, is entitled “Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up for Black Women,” and it delves into how Black women are disrespected and disregarded in society and in politics.
The rapper notes that in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 3 election Black women are “expected to once again deliver victory for Democratic candidates,” noting that Black women have gone from being unable to vote legally to being a “highly courted” voting bloc in just over a century. “Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year, Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life,” she wrote.