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16 January 2008

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Both of your comments are powerful and timely, particularly in this political season. Thank you for sharing on this important subject. I have taken the liberty of linking to this discussion on my blog.

I find your observations and comments to be on time and on point in many areas. Especially on the subjects of education, home life and mutual responsibility.
I really feel we need to consider and act upon ways to repair and heal ourselves.
Thanks for sharing some good food for thought.

DJ Black Adam,

I agree with a lot of what you are saying, however I am not as optimistic as you are that black men will do their share of this 'changing' that is necessary.

I say this because it is human nature to resist giving up privilege and rank. It's like asking white people to recognize their privelege and to hand it over to blacks to 'make things even'. It won't happen. Freedom only comes through bloodshed or escape. And some black women are now realizing this, and walking away from the concept of 'black family' altogether. We are forming our own community and making 'family' with any man who honors us, regardless of race.

Things have devolved to such a state that black women must separate our identity and NOT be a subgroup within the 'black community'. A tremendous portion of black men left the 'community' LONG AGO, and feel absolutely none of the responsibility that you're talking about.

What is left in the "bc", for the most part, are women who are carrying far more that their share of the load, and being reviled, ridiculed, raped, beaten and murdured en masse.


Black women must leave the 'black community' because the black community is not just sick -- it has become a deadly and lethal enemy to black women.

The bc has exalted and glorified the selfish, immoral, and violent Black Male Criminal (ie the Jena Six, OJ Simpson, R Kelly, Mike Tyson, the Thugs, the Pimps, this list goes on and on), who collectively are inflicting far more death, human angst and anguish than the KKK has ever done to black women.

We are murdered and raped at astounding rates (it's the #2 cause of death for young black women), we are taught self-annihilatory behaviors, but most importantly -- the black community is DETERMINED to free these predators in the name of 'not putting another black man in jail'.

When I say 'black community,' I mean "turncoat" BLACK WOMEN as well.

There is a tearing off of a certain subgroup of black women from the fold, for sheer survival sake. We can not stay here and live.

If the 'good black men' want to follow after us and form a new culture, and a new identity, they are welcome. But we are finished trying to 'fix' people WHO WILL NEVER CHANGE.

And the women who remain will continue to propagate the self defeating male worship that keeps the neurotic machine running. They will be the American version of the African women who sexually mutilate their daughters to keep the good ol' patriarchy going.

It's not the way that it was supposed to be. But it is the way it is.

I think this is good start to a larger conversation. I take issue with a few of your points. When we reference Balck leadership often we do so as if they are solely responsible for the collective welfare of 12-15 million Black People in America. We must take on that role each of us where we live. And I think we are so diverse that even our commonalities are starting to shift. I love your vibe.
Love,
Babz
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@Lovebaz:

It is not me you should take issue with in regards to the de facto so-called “Black Leadership”, I stated quite clearly that personal responsibility is paramount. My issue with the so-called Black Leaders is that they profit from the state of misery of many people while posing themselves as saviors.

@Shecodes:

Thanks for your comments, you wrote:

“Black women must leave the 'black community' because the black community is not just sick -- it has become a deadly and lethal enemy to black women.”

But Shecodes, it just ain’t possible. Trust me, as aristocratic as I am, I just can’t leave “the Black Community” when they fail me or tick me off, though many times I’d like too.

The actuality is that as long as we have the science fiction of race and the social reality of racism, there will always be common concerns and common problems that will affect us, Male, Female, children, etc., etc. Sure, I intend to annex Liberia and start over, but until then, here I am.

The “Black Community” is not Lethal per se, however, the prevailing mindset IS lethal to any body within our collective rather they know it or not, rather they accept it or not. Those of us, Male & Female who want better, strive for better, etc., have to contend with the actuality, we cannot divorce ourselves of it.

We cannot “fix” people, however, we CAN present our alternative, and stop passively or aggressively participating in or supporting the ignorance passing for Black culture now.

Ase to Black Adam, you are 100% correct. we are on the same boat.

we need to call a spade a spade. we allow our women to be victimized and we allow the preps to get away with it. we turn the victims into criminals

brothers, we do need to step up... check out what JUST happened in '08:

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080106/NEWS17/801060398/-1/NEWS

I have been reading about the women involved in the civil rights movement and how they were to ignore their own plights as women to fight for the race.
So I understood why they created their own groups to fight for their rights because the black men would not.

I do believe both genders should fight, but not at the expense of me forgetting my rights as a black woman.

I like how you summarized this issue.

Good post.

@MysTery:

I agree, it would be counter productive if any group within our community (Black Men, Black Women, Black Children, Black Gays, Black Veterans, etc.) were expected to ignore their own specific issues in differenc to any specific issue that was not a collective issue. However, I would expect all groups within the collective to be most pressed to deal with what ails us all, as we deal with what ails us within the subgroups.

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Black people need to learn to take responsibilities for our actions. We need to learn how to love each other without conditions and stop treating each other as if we don't matter because we are black. We need to put other races on hold and take care of our own race. When other races see that we have unity with our own then maybe we will earn more respect from other races. We need to stop talking about unity and put it into action. We need to stop talking like we have given up. We also need to stop seperating our selves we are not just black americans we are blacks from all over the world. Some of us are born in England, some of us are west indians and some of us are africans, where ever we are from we are all nubians we are one. Seeing us different from other blacks are the biggest divide that we already have put are selves in and that is wrong. We really need to show our kids that to be black is to be proud regardless of shade of black. We also need to teach our sons and daughters to respect each other with respect just as we did when we were kids living together with our parent/s. We need to not give up and love ourselves much more. Can you imagine a life without black people? I couldn't even begin to imagine that. We need to stop hating and start showing some unconditional love.

who is this talking about we need to show more love and we need to unite. What do you expect black people to do this divide with us has gone much too far now to turn back and wev'e all given up the fight. That's just prophecy and there's nothing that can be done. It's all over its finished the black race is aiming for extincsion. We need to get rid of the old, to bring in the new.

Let us never forget the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy today!

I invite you to read my Memorial Day Tribute entitled, The Price of Freedom

SjP

I invite you to read my most recent post, "Why Come?". A short post that asks some questions about the Women's Vote among other things.

http://sojournersplace.blogspot.com/2008/06/why-come.html

SjP

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