Rep. Attica Scott Doesn't Want to Be Called the 'Angry Black Woman' Anymore
State Representative, Kentucky
During her first year in Frankfort, she’s gained a loyal following on social media as an outspoken advocate for progressive causes. In the statehouse, she’s focused on criminal justice, filing legislation to remove the question about felony charges on public college applications and to create an independent investigation for police shootings.
Scott says she’s often labeled as the “angry black woman” simply for speaking her mind. Scott hopes to chip away at those sorts of prejudices while also serving her district. “My daughter is finally able to see someone like her in a legislative position in our state capital,” she says.