'Black Women Who Look Like Me Aren't Lesbians' Politician Apologizes for Making Idiotic GeneralizationDoug Barry7/27/12 2:05pmFiled to: ApologiesJennifer carrolllgbtEquity councilFloridaAppictweet30EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFlorida's now-infamous lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, has apologized after suggesting last week that women who look the way she does, i.e. a conventionally attractive black woman who wears blazers and earrings, don't engage in lesbian relationships. More than a week after the ensuing internet cyclone of outrage, during which some commenters fairly criticized Carroll for equating sexuality with appearance while others unfairly criticized her for being less attractive than some of their own lesbian acquaintances, Carroll has deemed it necessary to rehabilitate her political persona. So, like a good repentant public figure, she wrote an apology to the Nadine Smith, the head of Equity Florida, a civil rights group that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Floridians. In her letter, Carroll she explained how wrong it was to hurt other people with words.