I cannot fight for men who will not fight for me.
I absolutely, 100% disagree with this woman. Like, I’m BAFFLED that a black woman wrote this and published it.
We either aid each other in progressing forward as a black people, a black family, or we stand back and watch a house divided fall.
I just…..can’t fully process my sadness in writing this post. She makes excellent points about the hurt and abuse of the black woman, but I don’t understand what it has to do with not honoring a life taken and the injustice that still exist AGAINST our own people.
More later, when I’m able to fully grasp the enormity of my horror.
Although I do see where you may disagree with the writer, I have to say that I see many areas where I do agree with her, as one commentator said: “This post is dealing with a hard truth. You will not find that the majority will agree. She is not dismissing the tragedy of Black men, because that would be damn near insane, but what she is saying is that our brothers are not wielding the same kind of energy that we do when they are victims of injustice. Come on, look at Renisha McBride! I myself, a Black woman, can not spit names of Black women who have been victimized by white supremacy. You know why, because it rarely takes center stage.”
That being said, yesterday my 10 year old sister (who looks older for her age— some people even think she’s older than me) and I were going to play basketball. I was on my cell but I kept hearing someone saying hello and I looked up and saw this guy— probably in her 30s aggressively trying to talk to her. I cursed him out so bad and told him her age and he didn’t care. Sorry but not sorry, they (at least some and the internet will have you think the majority) don’t really care about us (ironically in my MJ voice).
I feel you and I hear that, but.
So that means we should step back?
So the distance and space between increases?
If that’s the solution for some, hey. By all means.
I just couldn’t sleep at night.