On the Culture Protecting R. Kelly

“Surviving R. Kelly” exposes even more of men’s bare minimum politics when it comes to Black women

R. Kelly performing in Oakland, California, in January 2017. Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

You do not harm Black women or collaborate with their abusers or abuse Black women yourself and then pretend legacy quotes or better language is reconciliation.

Malcolm X: “The most disrespected person in America, is the Black woman.”

Vanessa Taylor is based in Philadelphia. She has work in outlets such as Teen Vogue, Racked, and Catapult Magazine. Follow her across social media @bacontribe.

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