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If you’re a white woman struggling to discover your inner Black girl, Lifetime has you covered!

On Wednesday night, Lifetime debuted an all-new unscripted makeover series entitled “Girlfriend Intervention.” Each week four experts—beauty pro Tracy Balan, home and sanctuary guru Nikki Chu, style and fashion maven Tiffiny Dixon and soul coach Tanisha Thomas—will help renew one woman’s confidence and inner spark. What’s the problem with this show? It’s based on the theory, “Trapped inside every white girl is a strong Black woman waiting to burst out!”

* Raises eyebrow *

According to Lifetime, the experts will “teach these women how to embrace and celebrate their lives, speak their mind, lighten up and love themselves again.” As if we need another “reality” show highlighting the stereotypes that suggest Black woman are not only neck-rolling and sassy individuals, but also genetically stylish.

This comes at the heels of Lifetime’s network revamp. Rob Sharenow, executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime, said, “My goal is to have our channel reflect kind of the true breadth of the American population better and I think that means inviting a lot of different people into the tent.” In other words, let’s capitalize off the stereotypes of the Black community.

This is not the only all-new docu-series show added to the network’s lineup. Since dropping its signature tagline “Television for Women,” there is a host of general entertainment shows including: Preacher’s Daughters, Little Women of LA and let’s not forget Black American Princess/Princes (BAPS), which follows “an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who identify as BAPS.”

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  • JaeBee

    So, Lifetime promotes diversity at the expense of black women by airing a show where white women will presumably be taught and take on the mannerisms of black women—shame on them! Essence promotes similar “diversity” at the expense of black women by putting a transgendered man on their cover featuring black actresses, and if we’re not cool with it it’s because we’re biased.

  • jess

    I have NO problem with the show having these positive black women “transforming” these white women, and how being in touch with the great attributes a black woman possesses can change your life.

    What I Do have a problem with is how whites can benefit from using our music, our culture, our bodies and now our essence, But they do not stand with us when we have racial injustices threatening and killing us.