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Tina Knowles-Lawson Takes on The Plight of The Black Man With Her New Docuseries

Tina Knowles-Lawson Takes on The Plight of The Black Man With Her New Docuseries

Even teh media prepped Tina Knowles-Lawson gets a bit agitated and annoyed with presumptuous lines of questioning she explained on CBS Mornings.

She was promoting the new docuseries Profiled: The Black Man, of which she is an executive producer. The series will examine the various stereotypes Black men have faced en route to being acknowledged as fully human. She provided an example from her own experience.

Profiled: The Black Man

“I can remember getting on a plane, and an older white woman saying, ‘Oh, your son is a gangster rapper, right? How did you let him marry your daughter?’ ” Lawson recalled in an episode of “Profiled: The Black Man”.

“It was just shocking to me and I said, ‘No, actually, my son is a CEO,’ ” She continued, “She didn’t think of him as a CEO, or even a talented celebrity that was a great businessman. At that time, I remember thinking, ‘I can’t be mad at her, because that is what the media portrays.”

Defeating Stereotypes – Mama Tina

She was, of course, referring to Jay-Z, who became a billionaire in 2019. Two years later, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Beyoncé married the mogul in 2008. The couple has three children: 10-year-old Blue Ivy, and 4-year-old twins Rumi and Sir.

“I sat there and I thought about how the media portrays Black men and how that is typical of the things that they would focus on, the negatives,” Lawson said of the incident.

Tina “Mama Tina” Knowles-Lawson in Her Own Words

“[They] try to portray us as these dangerous, our men as dangerous, uneducated. Gangster rapper, that’s all she could come up with, but that’s what she had been seeing on TV and all in the media. That’s how we’re portrayed, unfortunately.”

Lawson says with her new docuseries “Profiled: The Black Man”, she is trying to “debunk those stereotypes that our men are dangerous.”

“I pray that everybody will open their minds and open their hearts,” Lawson said. “…and that everyone will get together and see each other as people, not by the color of their skin.” “Profiled: The Black Man” premiered Feb. 12 on Discovery+ 

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