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We Need to Do Better for the Mental Health of Black Celebrities Like Lizzo

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As soon as I heard that Lizzo posted a video in response to hateful comments, I wasn’t surprised. But, I should have been. It doesn’t sit well with me that I’ve become accustomed to updates about the harm done against Black women, especially those with celebrity status.

Meghan Markle. Simone Biles. Serena Williams. Michelle Obama. No matter what the prestige, people find a way to tear these women down with racist, bigoted statements.

I’m concerned about the toll the harassment and berating takes on the mental health of these women. People my daughter will look up to one day.

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