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Star Jones speaks out against ‘post slavery syndrome mentality’

http://twitter.com/#!/StarJonesEsq/status/194902097169350656

Star Jones, former host of The View, had lunch with Beverly Bond, DJ and founder of Black Girls Rock!, about “the image of women of color in the media.”

Shortly after the lunch, she posted these tweets:

It may be "comfortable" to be quiet when women of color slap the crap out of each other & run across tables barefoot, but #ENOUGHisENOUGH.

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

Laying with a man who has fathered children with FIVE, SIX, SEVEN other women…is just RIDICULOUS. #ENOUGHisENOUGH

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

Then we have music filled with misogyny, self-hate & WOMEN calling THEMSELVES Bs & Hs & white rappers are using the N word. #ENOUGHisENOUGH

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

I came back from lunch w/ @BEVERLYBOND ready to just act up because little black girls deserve more than what we're giving! #ENOUGHisENOUGH

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

Label me a "truth teller.">RT @ShakeNBayke: @StarJonesEsq Careful…you may be labeled a "hater"…smh…

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

Reading the self-hating comments congratulating ignorance for "KEEPING IT REAL." RT @lov3lylina85: what made u feel #enoughisenough??

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

It sickens me @lov3lylina85 when young sis think that behavior is acceptable. U can't get a REAL JOB acting like an animal. #ENOUGHisENOUGH

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

THIS. #ENOUGHisENOUGH.>RT @lov3lylina85: @StarJonesEsq why don't u call it what it really is modern day minstrel shows and buffoonary

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

I'm asking all my high profile, platform having conscientious sisters who STAND FOR SOMETHING to just say #ENOUGHisENOUGH & call folk out!

— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) April 24, 2012

Ms. Jones’ tweets echo Bill Cosby’s famous “Pound Cake” speech to the NAACP in 2004, calling for blacks to hold themselves and their children accountable for their actions. It’s refreshing to hear any celebrity speak such common sense (but sad that it’s so newsworthy and remarkable).

Personal responsibility and integrity are objectives we should all strive for, and kudos to Jones for spreading such an important message.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/24/star-jones-speaks-out-against-post-slavery-syndrome-mentality/

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