*So if you’re a black woman and look like Jennifer Carroll, you can’t be a lesbian?

That that type of thinking coming from the lieutenant governor of Florida is disappointing.

Essence writers Aisha & Danielle Moodie-Mills touched on her comments and how much they disturbed them.

The folly of her remarks is certainly obvious. As a married black lesbian couple that defies this misguided characterization that black lesbians are not feminine or attractive, and with one of us having been raised by a single black mother, we take personal offense to them.

But most disturbing is the ease with which she promotes the stereotyping and profiling of people based on arbitrary traits that have absolutely nothing to do with the content of their character, such as how they look, their family status, or their class.

*Read more at Essence.