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Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People

 We’re the ones for whom the first black president created an entire initiative to assist and uplift. We’re the ones whose beatings and deaths at the hands of the police galvanize the community in a way that the beatings and sexual assaults and deaths that those same police inflict upon black women do not. We’re the ones whose mistreatment inspired a boycott of the NFL despite the NFL’s long history of mishandling and outright ignoring far worse crimes against black women. We are the ones who get the biggest seat at the table and the biggest piece of chicken at the table despite making the smallest contribution to the meal.

And nowhere is this more evident than when considering the collective danger we pose to black women and our collective lack of willingness to accept and make amends for that truth. It’s a damning and depressing paradox. When speaking about race and racism, we want our concerns and our worries and our fears to be acknowledged. We want white people to at least make an effort to understand that our reality is different from theirs and that white supremacy is a vital and inextricable part of America’s foundation, and we grow frustrated when they refuse to acknowledge their role—historically and presently—in propagating it.

 

When the racism isn’t blatant or doesn’t appear to exist at all, we want them to give us the benefit of the doubt. Because we’ve trained ourselves to be able to sense it—even in minute and barely perceptible amounts—because our safety depends on our recognition of it. We share how it feels to be stopped by a police officer, or perhaps to walk into an all-white bar and have each eye trained on us, or perhaps to jaunt down a street in an all-white neighborhood, and we want them to understand how words and gestures they consider to be innocuous can be threatening, even if there’s no intention of malice.

 

Although we recognize that not all white people are actively racist, we want them to accept that all benefit from racism, and we become annoyed when individual whites take personal exception and center themselves in any conversation about race, claiming to be one of the “good ones” and wishing for us to stop and acknowledge their goodness.

But when black women share that we pose the same existential and literal danger to them that whiteness does to us; and when black women ask us to give them the benefit of the doubt about street harassment and sexual assault and other forms of harassment and violence we might not personally witness; and when black women tell us that allowing our cousins and brothers and co-workers and niggas to use misogynistic language propagates that culture of danger; and when black women admit how scary it can be to get followed and approached by a man while waiting for a bus or walking home from work; and when black women articulate how hurtful it is for our reactions to domestic abuse and their rapes and murders to be “what women need to do differently to prevent this from happening to them” instead of “what we (men) need to do differently to prevent us from doing this to them,” their words are met with resistance and outright pushback. After demanding from white people that we’re listened to and believed and that our livelihoods are considered, our ears shut off and hearts shut down when black women are pleading with us.

Making things worse is that black women and girls are also black people in America—a fact we seem to forget whenever possessing a bad memory is convenient. The effects of racism—metaphysical and literal—and the existential dread and dangers felt when existing while black are not exclusive to black men and boys. They face the same racisms we do and the same doubts from whites about whether the racism actually exists that we do, and then they’re forced to attempt to convince their brothers and partners and friends and fathers and cousins and lovers of the dangers of existing as black women, and they’re met with the same doubts. The same resistance. The same questions. They are not believed in the (predominantly white) world or in their (predominantly black) communities. And we (black men) remain either uninterested in sincerely addressing and destructing this culture of danger and pervasive doubt or refuse to admit it even exists.

 

I’m not quite sure where I first heard “straight black men are the white people of black people.” I know I read a version of it recently in Saki Benibo’s “The 4:44 Effect.” Mela Machinko tweeted, “Cishet black men are the white people of black people” over a year ago and apparently received so much criticism for it that she temporarily locked her account. But in a conversation we had earlier today, she shared that her tweet was actually a revision of another tweet she’d read. (A month after Mela’s tweet, it was revised again by @rodimusprime.) I also know that I’ve read pieces and been a part of conversations connecting our (black men’s) relationships with black women to the relationships we have with white people but never quite heard it articulated this way.

Either way, that statement, that phrasing and what they suggest are shocking and succinct: simple, subtle and fucking scary.

And it’s true.

About the author

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB and a columnist for GQ.com. And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy.

 

Original Post

  I saw this earlier.  I didn't wanna say anything but in some ways Black men  are  in  my opinion.  You have brothers...not brothas....define what a woman is.  And usually it's not a black woman.  You see it on the videos, with athletes....celebrities and even the Supreme Court Justice.  It seems that we can give birth to 'em ...even give em along with the world human freedom...and still we are treated and referred to as inferior by the very men we potty trained and raised to maturity.  I call it coonism and genetically eununchism.  And it is really clear with coward rappers....talk all that tough hood shyte but as soon as they get a couple of pennies [don't have to be much]...here's comes white whore hanging on his arm.  And then they wanna be politically correct....until you know massa puts that rope about the neck...and then it's I'm black.  GTFOH.  Your ass was black when you dissed and dismissed black women to yodel in the canyon with a stank itch-who by the way?  Voted for Trump.  Talk about betrayal?  Baaahhhhaaa.  Too funny.  Cuz it's really about the Slave brut and the Sex slave [which the latter is  a patriarchal custom from Asian and European cultures] .  They [black men and white women] seem to gravitate toward each other...I guess the white skin triggers eunuch memory for a lotta black men.  A lot of em.   But thing is?  Massa is still hunting them.  Even today.  Go figure...especially when black men KNOW white men do not want them messing with their women...and yet they do.  Cuz it makes them feel as if they are just as powerful as them...and this angers massa as why he continues to hunt, kill, maime, destroy black men whenever he has a chance.  Proof?  Police Brutality.  Racism.  Incarceration.  All designed to STOP the black man from feeling as if he is EQUAL to the white man [by being with his white slut-cuz quite frankly?  That's what she is].  Where is this anger coming from you ask?  I was reminded in one of my classes 2 weeks ago that it was  the white woman-you know Miss Ann?  Who was MURDERING all the black children during slavery and Jim Crow.  

So.  Don't mean to be cruel or harsh about this issue but  black men are the only males in  human history who  do not naturally PROTECT their women and children.  They reject them protecting the white whore they were once forced to guard.  And they only accept them [black women and their children is] when their asses are on the line.  I can call out names if need to.  Nevertheless,, we [as a black culture] are fortunate [I gotta say] to have SOME amazing black men who do get it.  Thank God!  Who do love black women and their children.  Who  are NOT afraid to protect us, defend us, fall on the blade for us.  But!  Those men are soooooooo far and in between that the only ONES we see are these monster child soldiers [gangs, drug dealers, criminals] destroying their own culture-thinking by being  in the white world and doing what white men do by being with women outside their race?  They got something better.  When the truth is?  The low down dirty truth is:  They got something much much much worse and they don't even know it. I call it PITIFUL!  Stupid ass coon eunuchs who's feeling karma right about now.  Don't feel sorry for em one bit.  Nope.   But! 

  I have to correct what I said about the murders of slave children in America.  Many died as a result of malnutrition and disease.  However 1/3 or more died at the hands of massa's wife.  This is not talked about as much and it was mentioned in one of my classes.  I knew the wrath of massa's whore but I forgot how both were involved in human slavery for profit and social status.  So it make sense that she would be as mean and harsh as her husband.  And even more sense cuz of the jealousy of the children who many were her husband's offspring.  I  mentioned this again cuz I don't want to make the mistake that allows massa's wife off the hook in terms of HER role in chattel slavery.   Which fast forward today in how those who voted for Trump [the women] want the return of yester year where privilege and status ruled American society and black people were socially below them.  Not to get too much off topic but I think it's VERY important to remember this.  And see the connection with how [some] black men are in the relationship with black women and their[i.e. black men's ] children today.  Sometimes?  I really don't understand the mindset of some black men when it so  oblivious their betrayal to the race that not only created them but fell on the blade for their freedom and human rights.  It's sooooooo sad to watch.  But!    

RadioRaheem posted:

this essay is simply clickbait.  no verifiable stats or research included to backup any claims.  

 That's all it is, "clickbait".

The article was written as if ALL or the majority of Black men are somehow a 'danger' , etc., to ALL Black women.  

I'm kinda getting tired of all these op-eds and internet chatter, 'articles', etc., being written by Black "writers", responders/posters, etc., that serve no purpose other than cutting the grooves in the stones of the most degenerative racist stereotypes of Black men [and Black women, and even Black children] even deeper.

The topic of his article/essay is one worth discussing, writting about, etc., but with very conspicuously noted contrasts of Black men, the majority of whom shouldn't be just arbitrarily lumped in with the most nefarious of Black men, something this article does not do.  

 

 

Straight black men are NOT the white men of black people. One thing's for sure; if you want to fucking eat, you'd better not ACT like you've stepped out of Cabrini Green Projects with your pants hanging off your dick, thinking you're going to get a job. You have to ACT white every day of your fuckin' life to pay your rent, get a pay that's worth a damn, clothe yourself and your family, pay your bills, buy a car, buy a house if you're lucky enough. You can't do a damn thing in this Joint without the white man. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. He hates your guts, but YOU NEED HIM and HE NEEDS YOU TOO.

America's a fucked up situation for the BLACK MAN LIVING HERE and the WHITE MAN TOO. Had nothing to do with him being/acting white or straight. RuPaul's not married to a BLACK MAN and he's doing fine with his WHITE "husband". He's not the only one.

There's a whole heap of mixed race beautiful babies in commercials nowadays. Half straight white and half straight black had only HALF to do with that shit. When it comes to screwing, folks forget totally what the fuck color they are and their genitalia is.

The two races HATE each other, but can't stop FUCKING each other. Just appreciate all the BEAUTY that brings forth and STFU.

https://newblackmasculinities....-hasan-johnson-ph-d/

 

“Straight Black Men Are the Scapegoats of Black People: VSB’s Black Eugenics Renaissance and the Pandering to Make Attention Outweigh Death” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.*

 

“We have to be distrustful of the ideology and the people in the class position that’re trying to serve as the spokespeople for a race that tries to socialize everyone else into their ideology. So when these women are speaking, they’re speaking from a positionality of privilege and… White supremacist backing. Because there’s no way that so many with degrees in English should somehow be in the limelight as commentators, spokespersons for the race, and policy analysts. This is a deliberate organization of Black people, especially in the last two decades, where public intellectualism has become overwhelmingly conservative, hell-bent on propagating White liberalism, and fundamentally tied to the denigration and rationalization of the mass incarceration system and the demonization of Black men that takes Black men out of communities and out of homes.”1

When my only-child son was a toddler, I put him in a daycare run by a Black feminist. He has always been in the 99th percentile for height and weight. Anyway, it quickly got to the point where she would have complaints about him every day, and as one of the few male children there I was always confused at her treatment of him (it was always sort of linked to a benign disdain). The final day he was there I came to get him and she said he had hit a girl who took his toy away. She was angry, self-righteously so, and decided that he was too much of a problem. The last thing she said was, “how dare he hit her—SHE’S ONLY TWO YEARS OLD!” I was stunned. We painstakingly looked for a daycare run by Black folks and I didn’t expect a gender issue… I gathered his stuff, gently picked him up, kissed him and said to her, “Ma’am, HE is also only 2 years old.”

 


RaKhem & Mommy

 

Why mention this now? What does this have to do with anything? Well, this was the first thought I had when reflecting on how Black feminists (female or male) see Black males. Despite that he is essentially no different than the other kids (except that he was one of very few males there), her approach was to attack him by expelling him rather than appreciate that he was, too, only 2 and was acting his age. You can see this menacing individual at work above. ��

If you’ve read this blog before you know I am critical of Black feminists-nationalists, a small group that attempts to galvanize Black women via Black male denigration. This group attempts to claim they represent Black women’s interests despite that most Black women do not identify with their ideology. Their style of argumentation is usually not to confront people directly, but to dismiss them in tertiary conversations over social media and use attitude, sass, and dismissive gestures & hashtags (e.g. #BoyBie and #MasculinitySoFragile) over facts or peer-reviewed data. Let’s stay clear: they are on a mission to legitimize themselves as a political demographic. By stereotyping Black men as monsters, they can better define themselves as more humane.

Their latest salvo in their fabricated war against Black men is via ‘Very Smart Brothas’ from TheRoot.com’s Damon Young. His latest “essay” entitled, “Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People,” is an open assault on hetero Black males. Somehow, he divides gay and straight Black men, despite that Black men tend to be treated (and socialized) similarly as far as being Black men in a racist society. Meaning most Black men are still men, and their masculinities are often overlooked (for better or for worse) when they are assessed. Here, the assumption that gay Black men laud femininity is what makes gay masculinities acceptable. In other words, the only thing that makes gay Black men acceptable to feminists in contrast to hetero Black men is their supposed willingness to counter hypermasculinity with performances of “feminine-influenced” masculinities. It’s a narcissistically sanctioned femininity that complements Black feminists where gay Black men are considered honorable Black women, while simultaneously ignoring how these men are still men and subject to the vulnerabilities that Black men suffer from. Yet ironically, there is not a data-set that I’ve found that delineates between Black gay and straight men as far as their progressivism or enlightened sense of gender roles.

Still, the core of this debate is about attention, and Black gender intellectuals are overlooking actual deaths and oppressions for public attention (despite that what attention Black men have received hasn’t yielded Black men any tangible benefits), doing so by ad hominem arguments despite the low-level war against Black men. Essentially, Young is arguing that because Black men aspire to be White (read as patriarchy/privilege), oppress Black women, and enjoy privilege that Black women do not. First, there’s no empirical metric that highlights this supposed privilege. If you look at another post by Young entitled, “Types of Black Privilege, Ranked” (September 21, 2017), Young posits a list of supposed “privileges” that Black folk have. As expected, many are targeted toward Black men. “Privileges” such as:

  1. “Just got a fresh shape-up yesterday and everyone’s treating you like you’re a half-inch taller than you actually are privilege”
  2. “Nice and unreceded hairline after 30 privilege”
  3. “Tall-ass dude privilege”2

In other words, “privilege” for Black men seems to be tied to aesthetics (hair, height, etc.). Although written to be humorous, it nonetheless affirms ludicrous arguments sans facts and popularizes slanderous terms such as ‘Black male privilege.’ To his main points in his “Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People,” he provides no evidence that Black men aspire to be patriarchs—he just assumes it despite acknowledging that,

“In America, we are near or at the bottom in every relevant metric determining quality of life. Our arrest and incarceration rates, our likelihood of dying a violent death, our likelihood of graduating high school and attending college, our employment rates, our average net worth, our likelihood of surviving past 70—I could continue, but the point is clear.”3

He immediately argues that those numbers pale in comparison to the plight of Black women. He states, “Intraracially, however, our relationship to and with black women is not unlike whiteness’s relationship to us.” This is a slick and yet disingenuous statement because it’s factually untrue. On the majority of metrics we as a society claim to value, Black men find themselves worse off than Black women. From health to home-ownership, violence to rape, education to incarceration, income to voting capacity, or employment to murder, Black men are routinely victims more so than oppressors—even when compared to Black women.

WISQARS - 10 Leading Causes of Death in the US for Blacks 15-85 Females 1999-2014
10 Leading Causes of Death for Black Females in the US, 1999-2014

If you study the leading causes of death for African American men and women, we find that Black men die at higher rates from in-utero to 75+ years old. They die much earlier and far more often until the age of 75. In essence, it could be argued that we die to exhaustion prior to 75, then Black women die of conditions and diseases that are statistically age-related.WISQARS - 10 Leading Causes of Death in the US for Blacks 15-85 Males 1999-2014


10 Leading Causes of Death for Black Males in the US, 1999-2014

But why say these things? Is it to denigrate Black women? No. Is it to suggest that they don’t suffer from oppression? Hell no. It is to argue that if our issue was solely about race then the data on Black disparity would be gender-balanced, but since its demonstrably tipped to (poor) Black men’s detriment it would seem the race/gender/class intersection is important, just not in the way intersectional feminists suggest.

Paradigmatically speaking, in order for Black men to be the “White men” of anything, they’d have to share the power dynamic White men have in relation to others. They don’t, especially not with Black women nor with Black LGBTs. And no, “privileged victim” status is. not. a. damn. thing. Meaning if having attention on our plights (e.g. incarceration) meant anything intrinsically valuable then Black men would have lowered incarceration rates, empirically provable privileges, and be verifiably better off than others. Yet for some reason there’s no discernible societal empathy that has translated into widespread opportunity for Black males of any age. Here, not even Young can frame a cogent argument for Black male privilege without sounding ridiculous.

 


Dr. Tommy J. Curry on Yvette Carnell’s Breaking Brown

 

Thankfully, people such as Dr. Tommy J. Curry, Yvette Carnell, and Antonio Moore tackled this issue with integrity. Moore, calling in after the bulk of Curry’s interview, brilliantly asserts how Young, a graduate of an obscure college with a degree in English, should not be qualified to speak about issues focusing on Black identity and quality of life. Carnell comments on how she’s being attacked based on her defense of Black men using the data, while Curry describes how this dynamic came to be. He also mentions some other key facts. Too many to name here, two that stuck out to me were his argument about Intimate Partner Violence in Black communities. Routinely blamed on Black men, reports show that Black women have historically been as violent (at times more so) than Black men (see Carolyn M. West’s “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”? Black Men as Victims and Perpetrators of Dating Violence” in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, p. 240-243). He further argues that violence in Black communities is not affected by large-scale Black male incarceration. That said, violence in Black households continues, even without Black men. This suggests that again, Black men are not boogeymen despite how Black men’s incarceration does not change the amount of violence in Black homes.

Another point mentioned by Curry is that only 9% of all bachelor’s degrees have been obtained by Black women (about 21% of Black women have college degrees), suggesting that those who espouse such divisive Black feminist-nationalist ideas are actually in the minority. The majority of Black women—instead—live a reality with Black men, and do not exhaust their energy extolling Black feminism. That said, it mirrors this blog in that my work is not about disparaging Black women, but rather it’s about contrasting misandrist stereotyping of Black men with data, perspective, and accurate information.

Young’s article highlights the importance of accuracy. He and “Dr. Kristian H,” an “assistant teaching professor (adjunct instructor) in the Department of Health Policy and Management at George Washington University,” misreads statistics by avoiding intra-racial comparative gender analyses and doubles-down on Young’s arguments by asserting the truthfulness of Black male privilege because, well, Black men argue back against the concept by using similar arguments as Whites use to deny racism.(Ooookaaayyy…) Anyway, she continues by saying, “Black men have historically only had power over Black women, so you’ve made us suffer to help ease your pain. You have disrespected us, you have degraded us, you have silenced us,” but fails to define what this power Black men have had and how it functions. She doesn’t even bother to prove it exists. She also mentions the oft-claimed “street harassment” and a “string of deaths in DC.” Here, Black men are supposed to be irrevocably responsible for oppressing Black women simply because she merely asserts it as some sort of truth based on…well…uummm…well just because she says so dammit! And that’s supposed to be enough.  She says, “And they [Black men] are doing it [oppressing Black women] when they refuse to acknowledge the role they have played in creating a system that disregards Black women.” One question, what system? What system have Black men ever created that oppresses Black women? Short answer, there isn’t one. “Dr. H” is an example of the opening quote by Curry on Carnell’s show. Her type of critique is exemplary of the type of work that agent provocateurs perform: deflect and mislabel.  Of all the deaths and oppressions that Black folk face, she asks that Black men be responsible for nebulous “crimes” against Black women that lack substance or validity. And if Black men protest they’re like White men. The only acceptable option? Sit quietly and accept her statement as true without response. (Sigh)

She does offer some stats however. She states, “According to a 2017 CDC report, Black women are four times more likely to be murdered than white women. Homicides are the second leading cause of death and over 50 percent of female homicides are committed by intimate partners.” The 2017 report analyzes data from 2003-2014, but data only as it relates to female victims.The above charts are also compiled by the CDC, but encompass dates from 1999-2014. And although you can see that homicide rates of Black women are high, they pale in comparison to the numbers of Black males killed by homicide. For Black males, “homicide” is the 5th cause of death across all ages, with 109,467 killed. Homicide is not even in the top 10 causes of death for Black women, as only 14,839 died in the 15-year period.

As for the 124,306+ Black people (male and female) killed via homicide in that same period, the actual numbers of people killed by IPH are already quite minuscule, as Black women’s deaths have dropped demonstrably since the 1970s. Still, as evidenced in the interview with Carnell where she cites from the chatroom, Black feminists charge Black men with committing genocide (the term used was “en masse”) against Black women. To clarify this myth, out of approximately 23.5 million Black females in America (and 21.5 million Black males), the following illustrates the numbers killed according to the Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC.

·         2003 (71 Black female victims; 24 Black Male Victims)
·         2004 (124 Black female victims; 43 Black Male Victims)
·         2005 (116 Black female victims; 55 Black Male Victims)
·         2006 (123 Black female victims; 61 Black Male Victims)
·         2007 (129 Black female victims; 55 Black Male Victims)
·         2008 (110 Black female victims; 36 Black Male Victims)
·         2009 (84 Black female victims; 34 Black Male Victims)
·         2010 (93 Black female victims; 39 Black Male Victims)
·         2011 (92 Black female victims; 56 Black Male Victims)
·         2012 (103 Black female victims; 49 Black Male Victims)
·         2013 (105 Black female victims; 44 Black Male Victims)

2014 IPH2014, National Violent Death Reporting System (Participating States)6

Keep in mind that women are far more likely to use proxy violence than men, drafting family, boyfriends (especially poorer women), or assassins (wealthier women) (See Ferrell, 2001). What would it do to the numbers above if we could include such numbers killed in IPH data? (Keep in mind, even if these female-proxy killers are caught, they don’t add to women’s rates of initiating IPH. Instead, they just add to the numbers of homicide).

As Curry argues in his interview with Carnell, the risk of being killed by a spouse in the Black community is about the same whether initiated by Black males or Black females since at least the 1970s. In fact, from 1976-1985, Black men were more likely than Black women to be a victim of domestic homicide.7 Most victims, approximately 93% of Black victims, were victimized by Black offenders.”8 This goes for men and women. Violence, in fact, is bi-directional and nigh equal and many studies. Shaped by poverty, drugs, alcohol, etc., violence is statistically more significant in poor areas, and diminishes dramatically when income improves. That said, poor Black people’s intimate partner homicide deaths aren’t significantly different. Hence,

“Gautier and Bankston (2004) found that of those homicides that contribute to the SROK, the SROK for Whites was 30, and for Blacks was 92. In other words, for intimate partner homicide occurrences in White couples the female was the offender in 30 instances for every 100 male instances, and in Black couples the female was the offender in 92 instances for every 100 male perpetrated occurrences.”9

In fact, according to the Intimate Partner Violence in the African American Community fact sheet:

  • From 1994 to 2011, the rate of serious intimate partner violence declined 72% for females and 64% for males.
  • In 2002–11, a larger percentage of male (27%) than female (18%) intimate partner victimizations involved a weapon.
  • In 2002–11, 5% of females and 19% of males were hit by an object their intimate partner held or threw at them.
  • In 2002–11, about 18% of female and 27% of male intimate partner violence victimizations involved an offender with a weapon.
  • A larger percentage of males experienced serious violence when victimized by an intimate (39%) than by a non-intimate partner (32%).
  • A larger percentage of males were physically attacked when victimized by an intimate partner (65%) than by a non-intimate partner offender (40%).
  • A larger percentage of males were threatened prior to victimization by an non-intimate partner (39%) than a intimate (31%).
  • A larger percentage of males were injured when the offender was an intimate (44%) than a non-intimate partner (22%).
  • A similar percentage of males sought treatment for injuries when victimized by an intimate (11%) or a non-intimate partner (10%).
  • From 1976-1985, Black men were more likely than Black women to be a victim of domestic homicide.10

The victimization of Black men goes without saying, and is immediately scoffed at by social media pundits and feminists alike. Yet there are quite a few data-sets that outline the victimization of Black men in intimate relationships is not statistically much different than that of Black women, that Black men are actually as progressive—and at times more so—than Black women on most major data indices. They are more susceptible to receiving lower education, being incarcerated more, suffer death from more issues at much greater numbers, and routinely find themselves criminalized by society despite that economic conditions explain their context.

One such example is also pointed out by Young when he states, “We are the ones who get the biggest seat at the table and the biggest piece of chicken at the table despite making the smallest contribution to the meal.” This incendiary statement, meant to sound funny, is actually a talking point of feminists. In fact, one came to Fresno State in the spring of 2017 and argued the relevance of this point in her presentation to explain and prove (definitively) the existence of Black patriarchy.
chicken
The historical context of such overblown myths is rooted in a practical reality. From Reconstruction to today, Black men work more in blue collar–physically laborious–professions. Black women’s labor is far more white collar in orientation such as in management, service, and office-related occupations while Black men generally work more blue collar labor such as construction, maintenance, production, transportation, and moving occupations.

Black Female Occupation

As can be seen in the images on Black female and male occupations, the difference in service labor between them is minuscule, while in other areas it’s quite noticeable.

Black Male Employment

The point here is that Black men have been known to perform more physical labor, thus requiring different size food portions. Still, beyond the reality of that misinterpreted trope, Young argues that Black men make the least contribution to the meal. Ambiguous as to what he fully meant, the implication is that whether on financial or food preparation terms, Black men make no contribution worthy of acknowledgement. Such a gross generalization is somehow acceptable, if not lauded by Black feminist-nationalists. Yet when assessed, Black men tend to be the most progressive in terms of rearing children when compared to men of other races, while also supporting progressive roles for women more so than many Black women!11 That said, in the proverbial meal Young refers to? The progressive Black men from data-sets such as these likely either helped cooked the meal or did comparable “men’s work” around the house.Black Father Involvement

The 18th century eugenics renaissance is alive and well in Black feminist articulations of post-1970s Black masculinity. From re-enlivened stereotypes to outright hatred (some even consider Black men terrorists), perspectives on Black men are strangely reminiscent of how 18th century White ethnographers defined Black men as weak, childish, incapable, unintelligent, hyper-criminal, hyper-violent, hyper-masculine, rapist abusers. (The significance of this can’t be understated. Black women calling Black men terrorists  would be like Jewish women calling Jewish men Nazis. Have we seen any significant amount of this with Jews? If you have please show me. Don’t worry I’ll wait.) Framed between scientists and White women’s accusations of rape, White America was clear that Black men were the scapegoats best used for rationalizing the brutality exhibited toward Black men. Put differently, slavery became necessary for controlling Black men’s potential rage, sexual drives, familial abandonment tendencies, and criminal characteristics. White-funded Black feminist-nationalism are at best what attorney/economist Antonio Moore calls “couture activists” (1:04 min) in that they protest at a Black Lives Matter rally on Monday and denigrate Black males by co-signing articles such as Young’s on Wednesday. At worst they are COINTELPRO-esque figures whose task it is to undermine Black sex relational dynamics and disrupt the political efficacy of Black men and women working together modeled during past political movements from Reconstruction to Civil Rights.

Approximately at 47 minutes into the interview with Carnell and Curry, Carnell makes a brilliant observation. She talks about how Black men became the scapegoats for Black women’s angst but the socio-political context that shapes Black reality is often overlooked entirely–unless it’s used to defend Black women’s behavior or life choices, leaving Black men wholly responsible for Black women’s oppression. Fruitful discussions such as this in response to superficial faux-intellectualism (e.g. Young and Dr. H) is the basis for the need for Black Male Studies. Black males need to finally be absolved of 18th century eugenics-myths and be studied using data that forces us to move past myths, stereotypes, and anecdotes people say they heard from a friend of a friend (Lord help me!).

Damn, this article is too damn long. Everyone has a set of genitalia. Use it as you see fit, until you can't use it anymore. Isn't a "feminist" a gay woman? You want to plug anuses and lick vaginas, go for it until your tongue or pecker falls off. Nothing works forever. If you're straight and like to have sex the way it was meant to be, make yourself happy. Just hope you don't contact some debilitating disease of your lips, peckers and balls, hope you live a long life, because eventually, it all ends for everybody. Happy Doing Whatever the Fuck You Want to Do Sexually. Hope everything holds up for ya and you can stay slim and trim!!!!!

Make sure you wash everything so you don't smell like genitalia juice and get and keep nice mouthwash and some sturdy tooth brushes. You don't want to become a funky monkey and for God's sake don't spray perfume anywhere near anything; you'll kill people smelling that mess, washed or not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll end up on "Killed by Funk" murder charges.

Don't slap Johnson's Baby Powder down there, Ladies!!!! Amazon sells Camay and Lux soap that's not so readily available in stores anymore. They smell so good; they're not cheap, but are so worth the price.

Hope you can reach your seventies (Ahem!) Good Luck!!!!!

(My bed's calling Nitey Night!!)

 

"Feminism" has nothing to do with sexual preference, so "Feminists" are not a bunch of or an organization of Gay women. 

Feminists are women from all walks of life, heterosexual, Gay, single, married, rich, poor, Black, White, Brown, Christians, Agnostics, Non-believers, young, old, who believe in Equal Rights for Women; i.e., Equal Pay for Equal Work, women being able to be educated and/or work in any field of her choosing without harassment, women having rights over their own bodies and over their own person.

Feminism, [The Women Rights Movement] merely demanded the exact same things for Women that the Civil Rights Movement demanded for African Americans, other minorities, [and women].

Attempts to label Feminists "Gay" was the psychology Propaganda the Right Wing and far Right Sexist Religions tried to use to humiliate women into giving up or not fighting for their rights.  

Feminism has nothing to do with Gay or Straight, but has to do with the Constitutional and Civil Rights of ALL women to not be Discriminated against in Education, Employment, Wages, Promotions, or Business, and to be protected from Sexual Harassment (and Violation) in the workplace, and to be protected from [or at least have legal recourse] domestic violence at home.

Whatever the hell "feminism" is, is it working? Women fighting to kill their unborn babies, Weinstein sexually harassing women in Hollywood, Trump grabbing pussies and probably one step and one-half from Pimp Hefner, men screwing their daughters (and sons) and others' daughters (and sons), folks making sex slaves of peoples' daughters (and sons). You know what?? Folks are flat out full of shit and color of skin makes not an ounce of difference.

The people of the entire world have lost their god damn minds; no more, no less and that's the bottom line. Just thank God your day went alright and may you, personally, have many more, because there's no guarantee for any damn body.

As soon as one of those Nuclear bombs goes astray, it'll be lights out for us all, including the ones who set the bastards off.  It would be cool if all these god damn so-called leaders could go to some out-of-the-way mountains and self-fuckin' destruct. They really mean NO ONE any good and never have!!!!!!

They just need the world's sons and daughters to do their slaughtering for them as they pull in the dirty money to fill their bank accounts and pockets.

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