Yesterday actress Taraji P. Henson posted a meme on her instagram account that celebrated the beauty of black women. Her caption:
As a result of her enthusiasm, she was met with responses from non-black women who claimed “all women are beautiful, not just black women.” Usually, celebrities don’t respond to trolls, but Taraji wasn’t having it yesterday.
TheShadeRoom.com was able to capture a screen shot of Taraji’s response to one of the commenters. The man pretty much accused Taraji of being a black racist because she only addressed her race as being beautiful in her Instagram post.
For some reason, some non-black people think that if black women celebrate themselves in any way, that means they believe they’re superior. After centuries of being oppressed, black women are finally embracing themselves and encouraging others to do the same.
Most would see that as a positive step forward, but some still believe that shedding a positive light on our blackness has a negative affect on them. Thankfully, Taraji is unapologetic in celebrating her blackness and isn’t afraid to check anybody who says that she shouldn’t.