Thanks for sharing your personal identification “with Bey”. Your feeling of empowerment gave me a brief glimpse from your perspective, so I read an article on black feminism. I was shocked by the quote by Edlridge Cleaver about how he practiced his rape technique.

Given the depth and variety of references in the lyrics, how do you feel about the Black Panther reference? Wouldn’t upraised black gloves (like Tommie Smith and John Carlos Black Power salute at the Mexico Olympics) have been sufficient?

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