Courtesy of CNN.
The term ‘alt-right’ or ‘Alternative Right’ is just a fancy shmancy term coined by Richard Spencer for Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, white supremacists, white racists, etc., pretty much any (white) person who identifies with the term.
Composed of mostly young, paranoid, insecure, white male sociopaths, the alt-right firmly believes that white genocide is in progress due – in part – to multiculturalism and political correctness. Since they feel threatened that their place as the dominant species is being taken away from them, they’ve adapted a culture of familiar, but nonetheless disturbing, hatred. Here are a list of things that they fear and hate the most (in no particular order):
To put it simply, the alt-right thinks women should stay in the home barefoot, naked, pregnant and in the kitchen and not hold jobs, vote or run for office. They want things to be like it was before feminism was born when women were seen and not heard. But now that they have more freedoms, the alt-right men’s clubalt-right men’s club dreads that they’re being oppressed while women are gaining more privileges.
No different than other racist groups, the alt-right believes the white race is the most superior. Seeing other groups of people in what they declare are white ethnocentric spaces – such as entire countries – obtaining careers and(or), fighting white supremacy or involved in crimes where white people are victims fuels their fear of the disappearance of the whiteness.
Fitting in with their disdain for multiculturalism, the alt-right seems to have this imagined vendetta towards Black Lives Matter (BLM). Since most of them are cop supporters and conspiracy theorists, they think the movement is against both police and white people with no evidence to support their presupposition. It’s so strong, they willingly pin certain crimes on the movement if the victims are cops and(or) whites even though there’s no connection with BLM.
Islam and Muslims
To put it simply, all Muslims are terrorists and all terrorists are Muslims…and BLM. They, along with immigrants, must be kept out of America, a nation the alt-right declares as a white Christian nation.
While the hatred is not quite as cut-and-dry as the previous subjects as some members of the white nationalist movement have courted the gays to join their causes. But, in large part, they simply detest the LGBQT community. They see their lifestyle as anything but normal, something to be feared and – of course – loathed upon.
A conservative that is deemed ‘weak’ is labeled a ‘cuck’ or ‘cuckservative’. In the minds of the alt-right, any conservative that goes against the extremist values of the movement is unfaithful and is therefore emasculated.
No explanation needed. They hate them for being the polar opposites of everything they stand for.
It’s no secret that many people declare 2016 as one of the hardest years to get through. Sure, there were some positive moments, but it seemed outweighed by the not-so-positive moments. But like every year in our lives, it teaches us many things. So, here’s a rundown on a few things I’ve learned this ‘interesting’ year.
Money and Fame Can Create False Senses of Privileges For People of Color
It’s no doubt that you have a lot more opportunities if you got cash, and being famous has its advantages. But none of that overlooks the fact that people of color (POC) are still looked down upon no matter how big their bank accounts are. Still, we’ve seen black celebrities and athletes proclaim how all lives matter. We’ve even seen some insult the Black Lives Matter Movement for stupid ass reasons that define pure house negroism.
These lost fools think that police and white folks will treat them kind, because they either will treat them kind or that they’re rich and famous. To most police and most white people, they’re still niggers, sub-humans whose only purpose is to serve the white man or die. They don’t really care about them. They ‘love’ them as long as they can make them laugh or make touchdowns. But as soon as they get ‘woke’, they will turn on them in a heartbeat. If they get in trouble, the n-word will multiply. Having money and notoriety doesn’t protect you from the wrath of white hatred.
Hotepism Is Anti-Black
There’s a movement made of mostly black men who see themselves as woke, engaged in Afrocentric teaching black people the ways of African manhood. Or that’s how they see it.
But I’ve seen a lot of dudes dedicated to the cause express chauvinistic and homophobic rhetoric that would make conservatives applause. These false prophets believe that they and only they have a say in what a woman – a black woman- does with…anything. Her hair, body, clothing and yes, her vagina is determined by black men. And like many Christians, they too have a problem with the LGBT community.
To these Hotep leaders and followers, black power is for black men. But being pro-black doesn’t mean being anti-black woman or homophobic. Last time I checked, black women and black members of the LBGT community are part of the black community. But these jackasses can’t stand black feminism, as many believe that it’s white feminism in black face. (Well, actually they have problems with black women in general as they constantly find ways to look down on them but still somehow refer to them as ‘queens’.) And they believe homosexuality is a white invention used to destroy black manhood. So, as far as I’m concerned, these Hotep clowns are practically against black people.
Life Is Short and Guns are Killing Us
It seemed like there was an overabundance of celebrity deaths this year, especially within the last couple of weeks. While the world has been struck with continual sadness with one beloved celebrity passing after another, we can’t overlook the lives of ordinary people who were lost this year. We’ve lost loved ones due to accidents, natural causes and natural disasters. But we can’t ignore that we lost our fair share of people due to gun violence.
Gun violence will continue into the new year. There’s no way around that fact. It’s inevitable.
Yes, the NRA supporters and overall gun nuts will rant and rave for gun ownership. But 2016 has seen so many deaths in damn-near catastrophic proportions. Guns are about as easy to get as candy, and that’s a major part of the problem.
If you recall, I was near a shooting during what was supposed to be an enjoyable event. It still haunts me to this day. While I hope for better, safer days, this problem will persist. It was prevalent in 2015, and it will pathetically continue into 2017.
Only White Men Can Get Away With Rape and Murder
Being a white male means you’re almost untouchable when it comes to the courts. You can rape women, and not have to worry about hard time. If you’re a cop or vigilante and you kill unarmed black folks, chances are good that you’ll walk away free or at worst given a relatively light sentence. Being white means never to be held accountable for your actions. Your people are never held to the same collective standard imposed upon blacks, Latinxs and Muslims. You can screw the world over a thousand times. You’re still regarded as ‘basically good’.
Police Still Hate Our Black Asses
More unarmed black people have been murdered by cops. More black folks have been harassed and falsely arrested by cops. And police and their supporters continue to tell us that they’re our ‘friends’. It’s still somehow our fault that police are harassing and killing us. And if we would just behave, maybe cops would treat us better.
I’m fatigued by all the bullshit! All of it! I’m tired of black people getting treated this way. And I’m tired of dumbasses and their scripted broken record responses!
But I guess that’s part of their victim blaming, racist Blue Lives Matter culture, a culture they’re unwilling to discard, and a culture I refuse to accept or respect.
White Feminism Is Anti-Feminism
I don’t consider myself a feminist, because I don’t think I’ve earned that right. But 2016 revealed some feminists who don’t deserve that title either. Yet, thanks to the ever-present omnipresence of white privilege, they are considered to be genuine feminists.
I guess feminism is for white women like freedom of speech and accountability immunity is for white people.
It seems some white women want so much to have as much power and privileges as their white male brothers that they will throw everyone else, especially women of color, under the bus to obtain it. But no matter how often these ‘feminists’ show their true colors, America is still behind them and their efforts to be as privileged as white men.
Whiteness Is Still One Hell of a Drug
Donald Trump is our next President. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. A sexually abusive, business failing, politically inept, racist, misogynistic rapist got elected President. And who’s the blame? White people. And I don’t want to hear their crying, their fake-intellectual and quasi-political explanations or even their too little, too late regrets. This is on them. And I don’t give a flying frog-eyed fuck if their feelings are hurt.
Many white people continue to prove that hatred and fear are not only strong elements in their culture, but they consider them as virtues and qualities needed to preserve their ever-precious white race. Their foothold on the world has been slipping, and Trump’s rise to power was their reaction.
These crazy crackers can’t be reasoned with, because they don’t operate on reason. You can’t use morality, because they’re morally bankrupt. Whiteness trumps everything, including white lives.
While I’m at it, I want to give a shout out to the pastors, celebrities and other coon-ass negroes who showed their support for the Donald. Yes, you’re to blame too. I hope your vote for your white savior was worth it. Self-hating ass niggas.
I would say more, but 2016 has me worn the fuck out. And we still have some hours left.
So, I just want to say thanks to those of you who stuck with me during this year. And I sincerely hope and pray that next year will be an even better year for all of us. Bless you and have a Happy New Year.
Racism Review pointed out that more white women voted for Donald Trump than for Hillary Clinton. Granted, I haven’t truly supported Clinton, and I’ve made it clear, I was – at first – perplexed as to why on Earth any woman would want to support Trump.
But then, data showed up that more white women wanted to make America great again as opposed to wanting to be stronger together. Why?
It has been proven that Trump is a misogynist and a serial sexual predator. No woman in their right mind would stand with him. But sadly, whiteness trumped common sense this November.
Nothing else could explain this fuckery other than white racial solidarity. White women placed whiteness ahead of feminism. I’m no expert, but I would imagine feminists would rather die a million painful deaths than side with a vulgar sexist. But the white female voters for Trump didn’t give a damn about women’s rights. Some think it’s a bunch of baloney (internalized misogyny). All they want is whiteness to return to the white house. And whiteness won. Women lost.
My alter ego was in a Facebook group dedicated to the black man’s love for black women. Then, someone posted a meme that says that no one has put down their women more than black men. Naturally, it started a comment thread that I bet is still active with most brothas refuting the meme. Some sistas agreed with the brothas, but some agreed with the meme, including the one who posted it in the first place.
I stepped in to give my two cents. I stated that misogyny is prevalent among all groups. I agreed that we need to fix this problem in your own communities. But to read that black men are the worst struck a nerve with me.
Maybe it sounded similar to the “we’re the most criminal” cliche we hear among racist trolls. Maybe it implied that black men disrespect their women without any explanation. Whatever it was, I wanted to defend my brothas, the ones who genuinely love black women. Maybe it was my male privilege that made me want to put the meme and arguments to rest without hearing any counters. But in retrospect, I pondered if it was right to do so in the faces of black women who had reasons of their own to back up the claim.
One sista argued that other races of men do not disrespect black women the way we do. I responded by saying that they do, but in their own ways which are no more or no less damaging to the women within their cultures. She wasn’t having any of that. She argued that black men are more open with their misogynoir. Interracial dating, raunchy rap lyrics and music videos and social media conversations and images are some examples of black men’s lack of respect for black women.
I was frustrated. I didn’t feel like conversing with her anymore.
Prior to the thread, I stated how tired I was of my people being seen as the worst of the worst. It seemed that someone somewhere want to make black people as the most inferior collection of humans on the planet. And to not only see the meme that says we’re the worst when it comes to our women but also see people defend it was too much to take.
So, I left the thread and the group. I was already depressed as hell. And I just wanted to retreat.
I think back to the sistas who backed the meme. The one I was arguing with was definitely tired and hurt in some way. Something happened to her to make her think and feel this way and she latched her anger on behalf of black women against black men. I think she even mentioned considering dating white men, a nod to the Black Women’s Empowerment movement where nonblack (usually white) men are looked upon as ideal mates for black women.
Sure, I’ve said that as black men, we need to do better. Still, I inadvertently argued that everybody does it putting the reputation of black men instead of being concerned for the sistas who were hurting.
As black men, we need to love, honor, protect and respect black women. Most of us are. But our sistas are in pain, and overall, we need to man up and help them instead of making things worse. We’re all in the same boat fighting the raging sea of racism. But if we don’t stand together as equals with love as our power, we will all sink to the bottom.
Fox news has been in a lot of hot water as of late, particularly when it comes to head-hancho Roger Ailes. For those who don’t know what’s going on, Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the embattled CEO earlier this July. In time, the long-time media mogul stepped down from his position.
Ailes allegedly have been hitting on Carlson for some time. But he wasn’t the only guilty party. Carlson mentioned how she was treated poorly when she was on Fox and Friends. She complained to Ailes for years, but it went nowhere. She claimed that even he said demeaning things to her himself:
“I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago, and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,” Mr. Ailes told her, according to the lawsuit.
Likewise, according to the suit, Mr. Ailes labeled her a “man hater,” and instructed her to “learn to ‘get along with the boys.’”
That sort of language from Mr. Ailes, she said on Tuesday, was “continuous,” adding that she had “between six and 10” meetings with him in which he talked about her body and heard her complaints of harassment.
Apparently, Ailes used his position in power to make or break Carlson’s career based on his attraction towards her. But it gets worse. A hell of a lot worse for the conservative news machine.
After Carlson’s lawsuit was made public, almost instantly, numerous women (around 25 as of this writing) who used to be or are employees of Fox News came forward claiming that Ailes harassed them during his 20-year reign with possibly more to come. The reason why they were quiet all this time was because they were intimidated by Ailes.
But the now-former CEO is not without his defenders. Fox News personalities Greta Van Susteren, Sean Hannity, and even, but not surprisingly, Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump came out in support of Ailes.
Shocked? Hardly, considering the network’s known sexism and victim blaming of women. Last year in August, celebrating the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote, Media Matters, a progressive news website that monitors Fox News like a hawk, have listed a whopping 70 instances where the ‘news’ station showed off their collective asses against women, including telling young women not to vote:
“The Five” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle suggested Tuesday that young women should excuse themselves from voting in the upcoming midterm elections for the same reason that they should be excused from jury duty: because they don’t share the same “life experience” as older women and should just go back to playing around on Tinder and Match.com.
It’s hard to tell which is worse: a so-called ‘news’ network that considers itself ‘fair and balanced’ discouraging young women a right to vote or that the suggestion came from a woman herself.
Fox News also believes that catcalling is ‘no big deal’. Again, this was according to the female hosts of the commentary segment Outnumbered. They even said
“Let men be men.”
“Men are gonna be that way, what can you do? They mean it in a nice way.”
“When I was younger I didn’t like it, it used to bother me, I was like ‘oh, this is so sexist…”
Wait. Wait. Maybe we spoke too soon. Maybe the discussion is turning a corner.
“…now I’m like, if it doesn’t happen I’m like, ‘EXCUSE ME!?’ So now it’s good.”
Wow! Just wow!
Even though Roger Ailes may be gone, the infamous tentacle of Rupert Murdoch’s right wing media empire will likely still slither its way into the hearts and minds of Americans giving them reasons why hatred, lies, ignorance and fear are signatures of truth and power. Of course, rage and denial will ensue from conservatives faithful to the cause. But the accusations against Ailes could lead to an all-out exposition of sexual harassment from other male employers and employees from the Fox News base and possibly other news stations. Right now, Fox is under the crosshairs of litigation, and even if there’s no other legal action against the network, the magnitude of this news not only made it one of the worst places for women to get their news from but also a worst place for women to work.
The only things you can expect to come from an asshole are shit and hot air.
At one time, I thought there was no one on Earth that could be so hateful. Then, I grew up and wised up. And then you have people like Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Republican Presidential candidate, billionaire, real estate mogul and all-around pompous dickwad Donald Trump, to name a few. But a lot of attention is focused on the third sentient lifeform since he’s amassed a huge following among the proudly ignorant and joyfully hateful population since his bid for running for President of the United States.
It’s already been established and confirmed that Donald Trump is an overprivileged, racist, sexist, Islamophobic, narrow-minded blowhard and that many of the people who support him are just as pathetic. And as the news media obsesses over what he will say next and what form of violence will occur at any of his rallies while simultaneously kissing his fake tanned ass, Trump, once again, shows the world how sick he really is, especially when it comes to women.
On an episode of the Daily Show, host Trevor Noah has uncovered old clips where Trump was describing his then-infant daughter’s developing breasts…Yeah, reading that sentence alone is unsettling, to say the least. Unfortunately, Raw Story has more:
Noah said his producers found a nearly “endless” supply of video clips of Trump making offensive comments about women, but he showed one clip, from a 1994 episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” that he said demonstrated just how “completely innate” his sexist attitude was.
Host Robin Leach asks Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples, which characteristics their 1-year-old daughter, Tiffany, had inherited from each of them — and Noah paused to ask his audience to consider how each of them might answer a question like that.
“Well, I think that she’s got a lot of Marla,” Trump says. “She’s a really beautiful baby, and she’s got, uh, Marla’s legs.”
“We don’t know whether she’s got this part yet,” he continued, cupping his chest. “But time will tell.”
Wow! Just fucking wow!
At first, it’s hard to stomach how anyone with an ounce of sense would back Trump after making such comments. After all, he made a creepy-ass comment about his one of his daughters before. Still, he has legions of followers who would march with him into Hell and back because, as many of them said, he speaks his mind.
To many, Trump is the Great White Hope, the second coming, the man who hates everything as much as they do. But those of us with more than a couple of brain cells and an actual human heart instead of a black hole see him as both a symptom and cause of America’s pathological illnesses, one of which is misogyny. It can not be denied or overlooked, because one of the chief representatives of America’s dark spirits continues to parade around this country gunning for the office of Commander-and-Chief grunting as loud as he possible can.
Misogyny is the disdain and contempt for the female gender. It is ingrained in our society. And it is a global problem, one that has permeated into the black community with devastating consequences.
Recently, I heard about the tragic story of a black woman who was executed in the streets. Her “crime” was that she turned down a man’s advances, and she was murdered for having the freedom to say no.
Her name was Janese Talton-Jackson. She was someone’s daughter, sister and mother. A man named Charles McKinney approached her twice at a bar. Each time she rejected. And shortly after, she was shot to death because of it. She was only 29.
Sadly, this is nothing unique. It happens more often than we like to believe. It happens so often that there’s a Tumblr page dedicated to the victims of similar attacks.
I’ve read a few articles on this incident from bloggers and writers, and I took the liberty to check out some of the comments from readers. While many saw this as a horrible act, there were a few who bashed the victim for her own death! I’m not surprised seeing as how we live in such a culture of victim blaming. Still, it was sad as hell to see comments from (presumably) males who thought Jackson was responsible for her own murder.
Some of the comments ranged from assuming Jackson had a stuck-up attitude to the old mental illness excuse to males crying about how they getting disrespected by women somehow equals to or is more damning than what happened to this woman. Assuming that these are indeed males behind such comments, males have privilege mindsets that tell them that their suffering matters more than women’s and that they have rights over a woman’s body, not women themselves. This bastard Charles McKinney felt disrespected, because a woman said ‘no’ to him even though she had a right to. His fragile ego couldn’t take and so he took it upon himself by punishing Jackson by killing her. His misogyny was the weapon that took down an innocent woman.
Like I said earlier, it is a global problem that is a part of the black community. By no means is it limited to the black community. (Checking out the Tumblr page confirms that.) Yet, it is a problem we must address. No one in this country is more disrespected than black women, and some of that disrespect comes from black men. Yes brothas, it’s hard out there for us, but it’s even more hard for our sistas, especially when they have to deal with coonin’-ass fools that insult, harm and kill them. Instead of looking down on them like some self-hating, male privileged Negroes do, we need to stand by them, with them and fight for them the way they do the same with us and for us.
By Lavern Merriweather:
Recently Brotha was lamenting in one of his posts that he wished there was a famous white male celebrity/athlete/politician accused of something or in trouble with the law. I had to remind him that there is such a white male and his name is Patrick Kane. Kane is a starting forward for my hometown hockey team the Chicago Blackhawks. He is currently being investigated for a claim of rape by a young woman in New York where he lives during the off season.
The two supposedly met at a bar last month where they were seen cavorting with one another. The young lady in question then reportedly went home with Kane and that’s where she said the rape occurred. She has since alleged bite marks and a scratch on her arm which probably won’t take very long to determine who caused them.
Yet that hasn’t stopped many in the blog world to already paint her as a gold digger. They whine that she is just out for money or attention even when this seems like a lousy way to make a fortune. The never-fail-to-disappoint media crowd is – of course – staying quiet about these damning allegations until all the ‘facts’ come out.
ESPN host of “Pardon the Interruption” Michael Wilbon once again showed his true house Negro colors by moaning about how we should wait before passing judgment. It seems Mr. Wilbon is very butthurt right now because he and his equally douchebag of a partner Tony Kornheiser are being called to the carpet by some folks on social media. I know this, because he was foaming at the mouth at the idea that his arrogance and pious hypocrisy was actually coming under fire. Apparently some people have said, and I agree, that the attitude of ‘wait and see’ by white males was not evident when LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant was also accused of rape. They complain that the media, which includes Wilbon, hurried in very racist fashion to condemn Kobe before charges were even filed. After they were, it became a feeding frenzy by the media to as usual call a black man guilty from minute one.
Wilbon seems to have short-term memory loss, because any time a black man is accused of something, he blathers on and on about entitlement, how these young black males have no direction or responsibility, because they have been coddled all their life and were never held accountable. Interesting that when Mr. Wilbon himself is expected to have that same sense of accountability for his words he gets 3,000 kinds of mad about it. Now ‘Magic Mike’ is upset, because there are those in the public who can see right through his bullshit, that since the times we live in allow for those who aren’t in his same position to have a voice where he is the one under the gun.
It appears that those who mistake their arrogance for intelligence hate to find out they had it all backwards. That they aren’t as brilliant as they believe, just very egotistical. Not to mention inconsistent to boot. Rarely, if ever, are white or black males in the media, especially the sports media so fucking patient about the outcome of a situation when criminal activity is alleged by a black male athlete. Nor are they as silent as they are when it’s non-white folks behaving badly.
A few days ago, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was punched in the jaw by a teammate over some money he owed. The teammate has since been released and picked up by the Buffalo Bills where he will get a second chance. Smith, on the other hand, will have to sit out 6 to 10 weeks until his broken jaw heals. In true to form fashion a lot of high and mighty white people in the sports media jumped all over this story. The only part they left out was calling Smith’s teammate a thug, their new favorite code word for Negro males. Although I’m not defending what Geno’s ex fellow Jets player did, I’m not the least bit prepared to agree with the holier than hypocrisy coming from the old white fart media whine brigade.
Former Raiders coach Tom Cable punched his assistant coach in the face causing the man to fall off his chair onto the floor. Cable then proceeded to scream obscenities while threatening that he would kill the man he had just attacked. Upon hearing this, Cable’s first wife came forward and claimed that Cable also used to hit her. The same media speeding with the velocity of a Road Runner went on to criticize both Jets players said absolutely nothing about what Cable did. They went merrily about their lives as if nothing had happened. Not one white male spoke out even when Cable admitted that he did commit spousal abuse on his ex- wife.
Another case involves media darling and latest golden girl soccer star Hope Solo. It’s reported that Solo physically assaulted her younger sister and nephew. Granted I can understand why people are more inclined to be outraged when a beatdown is not evenly matched as in the case of a male versus a female. However, Hope Solo is much stronger and bigger than her sister so she can inflict a lot of damage if she wants. In fact, she caused multiple bruises to the other woman and her 16 year-old son. Still, the media praises Ms. Solo and the rest of team USA for winning the World Cup title. They haven’t made one mention of the despicable thuggish thing she did to her family members. And don’t think for even one second that the media is showing any compassion to Geno Smith. The snide, sanctimonious comments being made are vilifying both men.
It should be noted that Patrick Kane is also guilty of beating up an elderly cabbie over a fare dispute. But that little tidbit of information is getting lost in the shuffle of white supremacy as well.
I’m going to give Brotha the real deal and cut the crap here. We don’t hear about white males behaving badly for the simple fact that they never discuss the wrongdoings of other white males! It all boils down to that in a nutshell, they don’t talk about it because they refuse to believe it. They are like the 43 year-old aging party girl who continues to frequent the club because she can’t deal with the fact that she’s no longer 25. That time and good sense have long passed her by. Apparently time is standing still for white males because they are hopelessly stuck in 1955
Crimes committed by black males are newsworthy in today’s mainstream media circle. They are especially trendy when the culprit is a famous black male. Not only that, they become the face of a social problem that is regularly not exclusive to one race.
Soon after the release of the hit movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’, Dr. Dre, a former member of the group NWA, the group for which the movie is based on, became the center of the subject of domestic violence against women. Michel’le and Dee Barnes, women with whom Dre had relationships with, spoke out against the movie for omitting out his past violence against women. Dre has since publicly apologized for his actions. But it seems not a lot of people have bought it. Many believed it was a publicity stunt to maintain his ‘safer’ image.
Dr. Dre’s domestic violent past is the talk of the day among many in the liberal news circuits as it should be. The conversation has been ignited the same way it has for Chris Brown, Floyd Merriweather and Ray Rice, to name a couple. However, it seems that whenever a famous black man is reported or caught beating up women, that’s when society suddenly perks up to talk about the issue of inter-gender violence. Despite it being a social issue, black males are the face of domestic violence in the media and society at large.
Let’s not get it twisted. There should be a national movement, if not conversation, as to what to do to stop a worldwide epidemic of misogyny that exists in all cultures. And the black community is no exception. However, it’s false and misleading to only regulate it to one culture as being exclusive to this problem. Painting black males as potential woman beaters and only have that image circulate throughout the world is wrong on so many levels.
However, it’s also wrong to ignore this problem in our own communities. We can not afford to ignore or excuse this problem which is destroying black women. We must be held accountable for our actions as it is the number one killer of black women. But still, so does the rest of society. It needs to get off its ass and do something about the problem inflicting other women. But I don’t see that happening as long as society continues using black males as scapegoats
We never seem to have conversations whenever a white male, famous or not, has committed a wrongful act. We never paint white males as the face of domestic violence or any of sort of crime. It’s all due to that little thing I like to call white privilege. Even though we have white female victims of domestic violence, especially in Hollywood and in the sports world, and of course, white male abusers, they are never held accountable for their crimes, at least not very long or as often. Why is it?
I can only guess that there’s an agenda to maintain the stereotype of the black brute, a black male with zero respect for women enough to assault and rape them, all the while portraying certain people, mostly white, as those who truly care about the issue. Are they truly concerned with domestic violence? They seem to give a damn only when it’s a famous black male abuser in the mix. They spot it and run with it, addressing it as a ‘social problem’. And it happens everytime.
For white males, it seems that they are given more leniency. Stories about domestic violence in white communities are not as frequent or long-lasting. Most of the time, it’s a non-issue. There’s not a lot of white women out there addressing the issue whenever a white male is the accused. And it appears as this is clever ploy in the game of white supremacy to portray white males as the better “choice” for all women. The narrative seems to be that white males don’t beat their women as often as black males. And so many people have fallen for that crap.
No matter how many famous white males have been accused of beating their wives, girlfriends and lovers, the call for a conversation seems nowhere to be found. There are no feminists out there calling for those men to own up to their bullshit. There are no calls for those men to be punished. In fact, if those white males ever did anything positive, that overshadows and even diminishes the accusations, either that or it’s overlooked entirely, brushed aside as the world moves on to appreciate their acts on screen or on the field. And they especially love it when they say or do something considered progressive against the social norm.
Domestic violence has been racialized, and it’s a huge detriment to all women. Sure, we need to talk about Dr. Dre’s past, and hell yes, he needs to own up to it, if he hasn’t done so already, but so does Charlie Sheen, Robert Downy Jr., Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, and all other white males, famous or not – no, all other males period. We can’t say that we’re against men beating up women when we only focus on one kind of man while giving the rest a pass.