By Lavern Merriweather:
It has become adamantly clear that white folks particularly white males only give a shit about black women when it suits them.
By now, everyone has seen the video of the cop who also performs security duty at a high school in Richland County, South Carolina named Ben Fields. In the video, Fields, who is a part-time bodybuilder by the way, grabs a rather skinny 16 year-old viciously by the throat. Then proceeds to drag her across the room and out of the door. Mind you, there are people who say she was being disruptive and bratty by not only refusing to shut off her phone during class but also leaving when the teacher asked her to more than once. While I agree to some extent, that still doesn’t excuse how Fields handled the situation.
What I have a problem with, however, is the attitude coming from some black women on the blogworld. A bunch of commenters on the Clutch magazine website criticized the teacher, because they feel that he didn’t do enough to protect this girl. I’d like to know what the hell he was supposed to do exactly. Come to the aid of someone who just completely disrespected his authority? That ain’t how it works.
On top of that is the video of Deejera Becton, the bikini clad teen having innocent fun at a pool party in McKinney, Texas. There was a random white male, who I assume is a resident, hovering around thug cop Eric Casebolt who had his knee on her back at one point. This asshole also threatened a number of black boys who tried to help her by a pointing a gun in their faces causing them to flee. I didn’t read ONE comment attacking the white male who stood by for no reason and did nothing to help that girl, even as Casebolt shoved her face to the ground holding her by the back of the neck.
It should come as to no surprise that both Fields and Casebolt have reprimands in their past. Yet, it’s typically the black person they assault whose previous life comes under fire by the media. We learn every little hateful, horrible thing about them while the officers involved are made to look like frustrated-yet-brave civil servants ‘just doing their job’. I hadn’t realized that being a despicable thug who brutalizes teen girls was proper police procedure, but I digress.
The same media as well as the black women jumping on their phony-ass bandwagons are all too willing to assist them in demonizing black males. However, when it comes to white male violence towards black women or women period, it’s a whole ‘nother ball game.
A viral video has been discussed and dissected showing a teacher referred to as “Ms. Cox” being terrorized by a student at my sister’s alma mater CVS high school in Chicago. The boy said he would beat her like a bag of M&Ms then lifted up a desk menacing her with it.
The white male dominated media of course pretended to be on this black woman’s side all the way. That’s a far cry from how most white males in the media reacted when University of Arizona professor Ersula Ore was accosted by two police. Ms. Ore claims that many people jaywalk across that particular street daily. Yet on that night, she was the only one harassed by two of the schools security. (Yes, I used the word ‘harass’, because that is precisely what those arrogant punks did to her.)
After Ms. Ore reached her car, two white male security officers approached demanding to see her ID. She refused, so they continued being assholes by grabbing her by the arms, then knocking her to the ground. When she was yanked back up while handcuffed, Ms. Ore kicked the officer holding her. The media hasn’t uttered one peep in solidarity or compassion for her.
It’s also become very apparent that this is the new way for cops to start bullshit with black folks. Spare me! If the person wasn’t visibly doing ANYTHING that required showing a cop who they are, then it’s none of their fucking business. I could understand if a crime had just been committed in the area. However, the majority of these incidents are purely dick-ass police letting Negroes know who is boss in America.
As for the white folks complaining that it’s ‘not about race’, then where are all the videos of you being bothered by police, stupid? Do cops target white people? Of course they do, but that’s not the issue, because white people are never automatically viewed as the neighborhood threat. And even if they are, cops don’t ever take it to the extreme that they do with black folks.
Another case of selective sympathy from white males and some black females in the media and blogworld has been the case against Daniel Holtzclaw. Holtzclaw was a cop with the Oklahoma City police department who abused his power by raping at least 13 black females. I guess most white males in the media needed to strengthen that golf swing, because it was obviously more important than speaking out on behalf of the 13 black women violated by that scumbag. Granted, Holtzclaw is only half white, but still, he tormented and manipulated his power on 13 helpless black women. White males that had so much love for Rhianna and Janay Rice didn’t give a rat’s ass for these women.
They can’t use the excuse that these women were prostitutes either. That doesn’t give anyone the right to deny them their dignity regardless. What they did to support themselves doesn’t take anything away from their humanity, nor should it make him any less of a despicable sack of shit. What bothers me is how certain blogs run by black women once again tried to blame the black man. Let me repeat myself at the risk of sounding redundant, WHAT THE FUCK?
We need to keep shit 100 here. Derogatory names aside, it does NOT justify white males feeling that this case wasn’t worth their time, especially when they spend the amount of time that they do pretending they have black women’s interests at heart when a black man is the culprit. Plus, white males have been making sleazy, stereotypical, perverted imagery of black women for decades and still do. They are responsible for their own behavior and their own mindset, such as the one that assumes it’s okay to criminalize black women with the same degree of fervor that they do black men.
I have read several comments from black women saying that no other race of men degrade their women publicly like black men do. Whenever I read that shit, I have a hard time believing that they typed that mess with a straight face. Seriously, are you shitting me? I have seen years on top of years on top of years of misogyny from white males. Now they are going full speed ahead with the hypocrisy. There are more than enough white male celebrities/athletes/politicians/famous figures to vilify when it comes to assaulting women. Not only that, but those jag-offs can’t even bother to stay consistent with who they are defending in the first place.
Do you shitheads care about black women or don’t you? Because the way you go about attempting to prove it leaves a whole lot to be desired, as well as plenty of doubt to your authenticity.