2017 Women’s March: Black Female Perspective

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Following Trump’s inauguration a series of Women’s Marches occurred throughout North America. The protests erupted to preserve the female liberties seemingly threatened by a “conservative” president who boasted of sexually assaulting women. As a female, I empathize and even support the initiatives that foment this March. However, although a woman, I know that I am inevitably black first. Thus, I can’t help but feel that by supporting the women’s march is to support the very means of my oppression.

On my a tri-weekly journey to a previous job, I recall seeing a number of protestors outside of Planned Parenthood at the wee hours of the morning seeking to shame female patrons. One protestor stood out from the others—an elderly white man surely north of seventy-five. He stood hunched over, holding an oaktag with a message written in ballpoint pen. I did not bother to read the poster, but judging by the stoic expression on his face, he was there to cast the stones of white male privilege onto the female body. Standing at the intersectionality of race and gender, the black woman knows this gaze all to well. While the literal gaze casts itself onto the black female body countless places throughout North America, the figurative gaze consumes black femininity in its entirety. The women’s march solely speaks to the “woman” component of this gaze, eliminating the most defining characteristic of black female identity.

Reproductive rights in general proves controversial to  the black female trajectory. A quick glance at history reveals that the black female endured sheer deprivation in terms of reproductive rights—her body used as means for mayoral economic franchisement. White women too encompassed an existence that also regarded them as property, however their fair skin warranted privileges denied to the black female body. These exclusive liberties afforded to white women illustrate the concept of “woman” as a privilege solely applicable to non-male whites. Consider the phrasing “black” woman. The label “Black woman” illustrates that black female intersectionality separates black females from the term’s initial meaning. For any “woman” of another marginalized faction, their race or ethnicity always precedes the term woman—proving their genitals deem them female but their race and ethnicity is first and foremost. Femininity is also a privilege extended exclusively to non-male whites. This exclusivity persists as the black female body only earns femininity when adopting western aesthetics and behavior.

Given the exclusivity of the term “woman,” I find it quite disturbing that white women ( and other oppressed groups) call on the black women for support in their times of distress, yet alienate the black female body when their children, brothers and fathers lay slain on the streets or untagged in the morgue. How many white women “said her name” after Sandra Bland was murdered? How many white women were overtly outraged after the Trayvon Martin verdict was rendered?

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To take a trip down memory lane, how many white female feminists supported Tawana Brawley in her 1988 trial? If autonomy over the female body is right every woman deserves- why was their no feminist congregation when this young, black girl was sexually assaulted by a number of white men? The answer is simple.  Issues that engage both blackness and femininity become “black” issues instantaneously. This fact reveals that feminism is simply not built to encompass intersectional identities and thereby is not equipped to extinguish black female disenfranchisement.

It seems that former President Barack Obama’s victory disgruntled feminists, who supported this victory as long as it was a symbol of the feminist victory to follow.  It seems feminists felt that history would repeat itself. Namely, black male voting privilege preceded white female voting liberties.  Thus, feminists deemed Clinton’s victory inevitable following Obama’s 2008 victory. Dr. Angela Davis expressed a similar sentiment in the following excerpt from her book Women, Race and Class,

“The representative women of the nation have done their uttermost for the last thirty years to secure freedom for the negro; and as long as he was lowest in the scale of being, we were willing to press his claims, but now, as the celestial gate to civil rights is sIowly moving on its hinges, it becomes a serious question whether we had better stand aside and see ‘Sambo’ walk into the kingdom first.” (Davis 70)

Now that it seems that the black collective has something that the white female collective does not, the bells of white privilege right loudly under the veil of feminism.

Feminism functions to afford white women the same liberties as white men. The main component of these liberties is racism—deeming black female participation in any feminist activity injurious. Thus, to participate in a woman’s march as a black woman is to   march along to the stagnant beat of white supremacy. For the black woman is a queen, but to the western world she will never truly be  a woman.

Article written by C.C. Saunders

Are Europeans a virus on the planet?

This is a very powerful scene.  It’s from the show Dinner in America. It’s not very often you hear this type of truth on television or film .But it does make me wonder about how whites operate on this planet.  They don’t seem to be able to get along with other races very well.  They have committed genocide and enslaved millions of people.  Pretty much everywhere they go.  Why is there behavior this way?  Are they some type of virus?  Are they a disease?  I’d like some feedback from my subscribers.

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This is an old picture.  I think somewhere between 1910-1920.  It is a horrifying sight.  It is a group of white men preparing to lynch a little black boy. This is pure EVIL.  Only a savage animal would do such a thing!

How sick is this?  This video shows Europeans putting Africans in zoos.This proves they see us as animals. Can you show me evidence of blacks putting whites in zoos?  I think not.  But we are the savages right?  We are the inferior ones right? This is beyond disgusting!

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When white people talk about their contributions to society they always bring up white inventors.  They like to say that the it would be a horrible world without them.  Well I’d like to show a list of some of their other contributions to society.

  1. Cherokee Trail of Tears
  2. Japanese American Internment
  3. Phillipine-American war
  4. Jim Crow
  5. The Genocide of Native Americans
  6. The Trans-atlantic slave trade
  7. The Middle Passage
  8. The history of white American racism
  9. Black Codes
  10. Slave patrols
  11. Klu Klax Klan
  12. The war on drugs
  13. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  14. How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
  15. How white people still benefit from slavery and genocide
  16. White anti-racism
  17. The southern strategy
  18. The rape of enslaved black women
  19. Madison Grant
  20. the Indian wars
  21. human zoos
  22. how the Jews became white
  23. white flight
  24. Red lining
  25. Proposition 14
  26. Homestead act
  27. Tulsa Riots
  28. Rosewood massacre
  29. Tuskegee experiment
  30. Lynching
  31. Hollywood stereotypes
  32. Indian appropriation acts
  33. Immigration act 1924
  34. Sundown towns
  35. Chinese exclusion act
  36. Emmet Till
  37. Vincent Chin
  38. Islamaphobia
  39. Indian boarding schools
  40. King Phillip’s war
  41. Bacon’s Rebellion
  42. American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
  43. History of the gun
  44. History of the police
  45. History of prisons
  46. History of white suburbia
  47. Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
  48. George Wallace Governor of Alabama
  49. Cointelpro
  50. Real estate steering
  51. School tracking
  52. Mass incarceration of Black men
  53. Boston school riots
  54. Man-made Ebola and AIDs
  55. Church bombs and fires in deep south to Blacks
  56. Church shootings
  57. How the Irish and Italians became white
  58. The perpetuation of the idea of the ‘model minority’
  59. Housing discrimination
  60. Systemeatic placement of highways and building projects to create ghettoes
  61. Medical experimentation on poor, especially Blacks including surgical and genealogical experimentation
  62. History of planned parenthood
  63. Forced Sterilization
  64. Cutting children out of pregnant Black mothers as part of lynching
  65. Eurocentric beauty standard falsification
  66. Erasure and eradication of all achievements of Ancient Africa and Kemet
  67. White washing of history and cultural practices

Very disturbing in my opinion.  So..what do you think?

 

Happy Bornday(Solar Return) to brother Malcolm X

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Inferior vs Superior- Marimba Ani

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“The white self image requires an “inferior” to which it relates as “superior”. The idea of progress helps to explain to Western Europeans in what way they are “superior”.  They believe,and are able to make others believe, that since they represent the most “progressive” force at any any given moment, they are most human and therefore “best”. Others in the world represent varying degrees of inferiority.  In other words, the idea of progress provides a scale on which to weigh and by which to compare people via their cultures(their group creations).  The Western European ethos requires a self image not merely of superiority but of supremacy, and the idea of progress makes white people supreme among human beings. Without the idea and this conceptual sleight of hand,cultures would merely be different. Western culture would merely be intensely and obsessively rational. With the assumption of the idea of progress, the West becomes “better”.

Another senseless death! It’s okay to be angry at the injustice!

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Whatever perverse view the Ferguson police officer had of Michael Brown — and all Black men like him — before taking his life and leaving him to lay in his blood for hours afterward, his mother has made sure to counter such characterizations. Lesley McSpadden described her now-fallen son as a boy with the sort of disposition that made him more like “a big teddy bear” as opposed to someone who deserved to be slaughtered like a dog in the street. McSpadden went on to explain, “He was a good boy. He deserved none of this. We need justice for our son.”

No stranger to this kind of disregard toward Black people’s humanity, attorney Benjamin Crump, who has since been retained by Brown’s parents, made his thoughts clear at a recent press conference. “I don’t want to sugarcoat it, their baby was executed in broad daylight,” Crump noted. “We want to know and see exactly what happened because this family rejects what the police authorities said at their press conference.”

As does Michael Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, who along with other eyewitnesses, disputed Brown’s killer’s claims that he shoved the officer and tried to wrestle the officer’s gun from him.

Any Black man living in this country and who values his life knows better than to tempt fate that way.

The truth may be less imaginative but no less chilling: Even when we don’t fight back, our presence is still intimidating to the point where select members of law enforcement feel no choice but to shoot us dead.

Such a revelation brings justified anger, and while Brown’s parents have encouraged protesters to remain peaceful, their rage is understandable.

Protesters arrived with signs and peaceful discourse and were greeted with dogs, rubber bullets, and tear gas.

And as New York Times correspondent Julie Bosman reported via Twitter, these rubber bullets were even shot in the direction of journalists and photographers. Meanwhile, area police officers describe the scene as a “war zone” and even when protesters sought an exit, the police reportedly blocked them from locating one. There’s since been word of one police officer referring to protesters as “fucking animals” during coverage on CNN.

Yet, some wonder why some of the protesters supposedly sang, “F*ck the police.”

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And while I don’t necessarily excuse the acts of looters and those described as “rioters,” I do have empathy. This is why I take issue with Jonathan Capeheart’s “A Shameful Way To Protest the Michael Brown Shooting,” where he writes, “This is not how you make authorities understand your anger and concern. This is not how you get others to join your cause.”

You mean the authorities who shot a Black child in cold blood, left him in the street for hours as some sort of “example” to other people in his area, and greet peaceful protest with nothing but contempt and the intent to further antagonize? The same authorities who employ individuals who refer to the rightfully angry public as “f*cking animals.” The authorities who enter their neighborhood and limit their access?

 

I am not in the business of policing people’s emotions particularly with respect to dire situations such as these. Anger has its consequences, including irrational behavior. It doesn’t make it right, but learn to have compassion for people in a situation you have yet to experience. There’s a time for discussions on personal responsibility and there’s a time to look at tragedy and respect the rightful rage it creates.

Many people are angry and they are running on empty.

I am tired of having to write about people like Michael Brown. The same goes for 22-year-old John Crawford III, who was shot and killed after holding a BB gun in a Walmart. Like Brown’s mother, Crawford’s father described his son fondly, saying, “He was a good son and a good Father to his two children.”

We shouldn’t have to quantify our lives this way.

It doesn’t even matter if Michael Brown was a “big teddy bear” heading to college or that John Crawford was a good Dad. No matter what kind of personalities they had, there was no reason to slaughter them this way. We shouldn’t have to worry that once our lives are unjustly stripped from us, we will be purposely vilified in order to excuse our killers’ actions — as evidenced in the trending topic #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, and more hauntingly, in both trials relating to the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride.

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Structural racism, widening economic inequality, a gun manufacturing lobby so hell bent on making money that they’ll probably see to it that guide dogs for the blind receive gun permits, plus the continuation of the militarization of police have all helped it be open season on Black people. You can’t help but feel exhaustion, grief, and yes, anger.  To some, such rage may not “help our cause,” but the alternative clearly has its limitations too.

Cooler heads should prevail, but be clear about who the real hotheads causing trouble are.

Article by Michael Arceneaux

 

The Death of Black Manhood??

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During NFL Draft Day Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams. He was on the phone and began crying when he realized he was drafted. I said to myself “when he gets picked he will kiss his gay lover”. Of course I was right. You’re probably wondering how did I know this. It’s not very hard to predict this type of thing if you’ve been watching American culture the last fifteen or so years. There has been a steady push by the media to get the masses to see homosexuality/lesbianism as “normal”. That’s why you see so many homosexuals in films,television sitcoms and commercials. Michael Sam came out to the public earlier this year. And also NBA player Jason Collins and WWE wrestler Darren Young announced last year that they were gay. What do these men have in common? They all happen to be black men. Isn’t it strange that all these “firsts” just happen to be black?? I’m sure there are some white and Hispanic athletes that are gay. Why aren’t they coming out? Where are they? Since many black people grow up in the church,we don’t typically accept this type of lifestyle. But many of us have gay people in our families. I have some in my family. Black people have always accepted gay people even in the church there have been gay members. We have been more accepting than most because we understand how painful discrimination can be. But just because we love the PERSON doesn’t mean we have to accept the ACT. And I’m not some crazy religious fanatic so don’t come at me with that nonsense. I personally don’t find it a normal act and I think it’s unnatural. And it’s something that shouldn’t be promoted in cartoons for children. I have caught subliminal messages in quite a few cartoons. They are trying to mold the minds of children. Much like they put out images of black inferiority in films and television as well. But gay and black are NOT the same thing. Our experience is not the same as theirs. Homosexuals didn’t suffer a holocaust like we did.
If you want to destroy the minds of a nation you don’t want them to grow up to be normal functioning warriors that can fight their oppression. The media has been trying to alter the image of black men for quite some time. The promotion of black men as homosexuals and dressing in drag is part of the plan. A nation of homosexuals are not a threat to the system of white supremacy. Which is why you see it so much. The goal is to reverse the roles of black men and women. Make the women more masculine and the men more feminine.
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This is a war going on. And black people better wake the hell up! I know some of my followers are somewhat “pro-gay” and don’t think this is a big issue. Well I respectfully disagree. I say live and let live. I don’t think gay people should be stoned or thrown in jail for what they do in bed. I could care less. But when you want to push an agenda on the masses of my people and is anti-life and self destructive….I can NOT stand for that! And for the record,many Europeans are pushing the gay lifestyle heavy in Africa. Gay couples are even adopting African children. I’m not too fond of that either but I’ll save that for another post. And now they throw around the term homophobia to shame you if you disagree with them. I think scholar Mwalimu Baruti explained this very well.
“The political creation and use of the term ‘homophobia’ is a reactionary attempt to exercise power. It is an attempt by the homosexual community to gain control of global society through the manipulation of language to its political benefit. This is conceptual incarceration in action. Homophobia is defined as an ‘irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. Like the use [of] the word ‘anti-Semitic’ by European Jews, words, actions and individuals arbitrarily defined by the homosexual community as anti-homosexual are effectively labeled homophobic.
“Calling a person homophobic makes him/her ignorant, nonthinking, prudish, judgmental or, worse, a backward, close minded peg retarding an otherwise progressive, liberal multisexual democracy. In truth and reality, close-minded means not being open or receptive to the European interpretation of reality. And specifically, with reference to us, just what is it that ‘closed-minded’ Afrikans are closed to? Obviously, not to what is best for us based on our ancestral interpretation of reality. The only thing that we are closed to is the absence of moral direction and spirit in the European realty. We reject the Western way of the world. And we refuse to be carted off in the seemingly directionless movement toward progress which we have identified as a natural cancer throughout the history of European culture.
“Homophobia is not the sickness. Homophilia is. The gradual public sanctioning and approval of branding noncompliant heterosexuals as primitive enables the homosexual front to indiscriminately stereotype and isolate their natural enemies. Heterosexuals intimidated by the threat of public and/or private censure readily acquiesce to their agenda.”The very existence of the word itself, like ‘anti-Semitism’ or ‘terroism,’ is a calculated move to place those thus accused on the defensive. What homosexuals seek is a shifting of the legitimate source for defining acceptable sexual realities from a polically factionalized mainstream into their hands. And, because of this, this word bears closer inspection…. To call people homophobic is to demonize them without qualification. Redemption, even if it were remotely desired by staunch heterosexuals, is not at issue. Classification as friend or foe is. The battle is waged on many fronts. The weapons range from proselytization to character assassination. But, unlike calling somone a ‘craka’ appending ‘phobic’ lends an air of scientific reasoning to this political accusation. For ‘phobia’ is defined as an irrational fear.
“It is important to see into the political advantage gained by homosexuals and their allies in using the homophobic label to intimidate their enemies. Unlike racist, sexist, ageist, paternalist and other ‘ists,’ where the accused is seen as only caught up in a tide of unethical or immoral thought and behavior, words like xenophobia, aracnophobia, zoophobia, nyctophobia, sciophobia and pantophobia carry a quite different connotation. The source of the fear is diagnosed as lying in the fearful individual and not the thing to which his/her fear is directed. The object of the fear is natural and usually harmless. Phobia is by far the more negative of the two because of what it implies about the mental state of an individual. It implies that the individual cannot distinguish reality from fiction or, at minimum, cannot see the normalcy in a naturally occurring phenomenon, person/group or thing. Only the phobic’s fear is deemed irrational and insane, not the thing it is directed at. It connotes more of an innate personal defect than a correctable error in judgment. The difference here is as profound and important as that between neurosis and psychosis or a misdemeanor and a felony.”
And I like the way the late great Del Jones breaks down the normalization of homosexuality.

“There is a movement toward the normalization of homosexuality in the nonEuropean world. European cultural imperialism is still in full force. In Afrika, it works through the neocolonial elite to enforce its homosexual will on the Continent using the same politico-economic tools that make their theft and privatization of huge tracks of land and resources there seem like no more than economic exchanges between political equals. Their cuts from Western loans, threats of covert military coups against their regimes, fear of embargoes against their countries’ tourism trade, undying attachment to investments in Western markets from generations of graft and anglophilic inducing eurocentric educations, are more than the encouragement negroes need to sell their people’s heterosexual tradition to the lowest bidder.”Just in 1999, a high court in Azania abolished all laws against homosexuality. With this ruling, males who had been found guilty of committing sodomy since 1994 could file for monetary compensation for time served and damages incurred as a result of their imprisonment. No judicial equivalent was meted out for the generations of Afrikans who slaved, and still slave, in the mines and homes of the European occupiers of their land. ‘Sodomites get all the rights.’ Sodomizers receive reparations before indigenous Azanians. Azania is but one Afrikan nation caught up in the crusade to make our world homosexual for Europeans. And turning the world homosexual makes homosexuality no different or more correct than making the world European. For they are one in the same evil.”Homosexuality is a strategically important resource. As Europe is a global nation of white people, it is a matter of national security…. In that the primary purpose of politics is the control and distribution of resources, homosexuality is a cultural resource. If the universal defense and sanction of one’s reality is based on its spread and presence among those not like you, then that spread and presence become politically important.”Their arrogant enlightenment of the rest of the world is still the motivation behind the homosexual component of their foreign aid and policy in general. Today, throughout Afrika, South America, the Caribbean and Asia, they are attaching the protection of homosexuality and its unbridled spread as a condition for receiving foreign aid. If the floodgates are not opened to the homosexualization of the population, then these countries become ineligible for the financial assistance supposedly designed to help in their recovery from Europe’s ongoing war against them.
“Sexual terrorism abounds. The work of homosexual mafia is evident everywhere. It is the politics of turning the world into their own personal whorehouse. Trinidad and Tobaga’s Trade and Industry Minister Mervyn Assam’s frustration at western homosexual intervention in domestic affairs says it all.
They want to Europeanize everything. They want to turn us into homosexuals…. They want countries who come to them for aid or grants or technical assistance, they want them to pass legislation so that homosexuality could become law. What has come to be called ‘homophobia’ by an extremely small but highly organized minority has been made into a human rights issue of international concern. Whether there is an absence or intolerance of homosexuality or not, these target nations are accused of sexual repression. Human rights are defined along European lines.National foreign aid policy relative to the forced homosexualization of nonEuropeans is no more than an extension for what could be called individual foreign aid.
Everyone has a right to their opinion. I just hope people respect mine. This is just an issue that I feel strong about. Mainly because I love my people and I feel as though this is an attack on the black collective. This lifestyle is not a part of black/African culture. And I think too many of out people are brainwashed by the media. There is no critical thinking involved. We can never accept the information of our oppressors. It’s easy to control the minds of the masses if you control what they see,hear and read. This is spiritual warfare we are in right now. I just don’t think many black people know what’s going on. I hope we wake up before it’s too late.