“Atlanta” star Lakeith Stanfield shared a Snapchat video defending Black women against a driver who said they were the most difficult of all races of women.
“Some dude, one of the drivers who takes us from point A to point B on this project that I’m working on, he’s like, ‘Yo Black women, they’re the hardest to deal with, man. They’re the most f—-d up version of a woman,’ ” Stanfield said the nondescript driver told him. “I say, ‘Whoa, whoa, wait. You talking to the wrong person, man. Because as far as I’m concerned, it’s the most beautiful aspect of Black woman is that they’ve been through the most s— you could go through in this country. They really have been through the most sh— and that’s a beautiful thing.'”
Stanfield added Black women’s plight should serve as inspiration for others to do better for themselves, rather than them being put down.
“The woman that’s been through the most, that’s the one I want on my side,” he said. “Because she understands when I go through some s—, she knows how to deal with the s— because she done been through it all.
“Don’t ever throw ’em on the back burner like they f—–d up because you don’t understand what the f–k they went through. That’s b—h n—a s–t.”
Black women and men have applauded the actor, who is set to star in “The Incredible Jessica James” with former “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams later this year.
Facebook also praised Stanfield.
But at least one person wondered why hardship had to constantly be associated with Black women, which harkened back to the stereotype of being a “strong Black woman.”