US Representative Ilhan Omar, who faces impeachment for her comments to House appropriators, has spoken out against a slew of ‘antifa’ protests as she highlighted a clip praising a black actress on YouTube that depicted the experience of being part of an all-white jury.
The Minnesota Democrat’s office confirmed on Twitter Thursday evening that Omar posted an image of the clip from April 2011 on her Twitter page. Ruffin, then a co-star of Girlfriends, was presented by her fellow cast member Kenya Barris as the one role who could break the all-white slate that had formed for the mid-1990s film Thurgood, which became the first film directed by and featuring an all-black cast. Ruffin has previously spoken out about being doubted on her sexual identity.
“Ew, y’all,” Omar tweeted Thursday night in response to the clip. “When you accuse a gay person of sexual identity identity…not once do you ever wonder if he was engaging in lip-locking with his boyfriend and didn’t know it was the actress who was portraying a black woman.”