(Looking out the window)
I read the newsone article. This sums up the hand out nation in the black community. Here is the article.
Regardless of how one feels about the stance For Harriet founderKimberly Foster (pictured below) takes in her essay, “Why I Will Not March For Eric Garner (pictured far right),” it’s more than evident it comes from a place of frustration. And to be fair to her and those who share her point of view, when it comes to Black men championing issues important to Black women the way Black women rally behind those championed by Black men, there is a huge discrepancy. So while I don’t agree with Kimberly Foster’s response to that dilemma, I nonetheless can understand why she would reach such a conclusion.
She is right when she notes:
While the effectiveness of social media in spreading Garner’s story heartens me. I could not refrain from comparing the empathy shown him, particularly byBlack men, to that which is heartbreakingly absent when Black women attempt to discuss the everyday terrors we experience both in the world and at their hands.
Likewise, she is equally correct in asserting:
Too many fail to recognize that the violence, psychological verbal and physical, that we direct toward each other in communal spaces reflects the violence enacted upon our bodies and minds by larger dominating structures; thus there’s an inability by many Black men to acknowledge that Black women, too, have a right to move through the world without fear–that a woman should not have to avert her eyes and quicken her pace when she encounters men in public spaces.
Some have objected to the comparison between street harassment and Eric Garner dying at the hands of an NYPD officer. Yet, false equivalence or not, far too often do Black men brush aside Black women’s concerns about merely wanting to walk down the street in peace. Independent of men’s antagonistic behavior — mostly fueled by the presumption that a woman’s body is fair game to ostracize. Such is a sexist stance articulated every single day on social media, heard in any barbershop, and experienced in real time on the street any given day of the week.
You think Ms. Foster is hyperbolic in her comparison? Okay. Removing that from the equation, is she no less accurate that many Black men simply don’t check their brothers the way we’re all collectively supposed to check White people when a Black man is harmed by one of their own?
Again, I don’t agree with Foster’s solution. Frankly, I wished she hadn’t used Garner’s death to make this argument given she already did so beautifully back in 2012. But what’s done is done, and though everyone has their opinion about her remarks, it is an opportunity for dialogue. By dialogue, I don’t mind the sort of ad hominem, tit for tat that often plagues the comments section on every website ever. Dialogue as in listening, trying to understand where a person’s viewpoint stems from even if you find it problematic.
When someone speaks of hurt to the point that they have to completely pull away, ideally, it ought to be a rallying cry. As in, how did Kimberly Foster get to this point? How does one bring the Kimberly Fosters of the world back into the fold? The answer is simple as she’s already outlined: reciprocity.
There are many Black men who have lent their voices to causes specifically affecting Black women – self-included – but as a collective, we have much work to do. We ought to rally behindRenisha McBride as much as we do Travyon Martin. Her name should be as common as Martin’s, but it is not and it doesn’t require much thought to figure out why. Moreover, what has been done and what continues to be done to Marissa Alexander warrants widespread outrage.
Black men’s actions may have caused Kimberly Foster to limit her support, but a change in behavior prevents that from happening again — and it may even win her back. We all have to do better by each other. No matter how that sentiment is articulated, it will still ring true.
See her argument is stupid for several reasons. That is to assume black men are obligated to police every black man that you fuck with. The white community does not make white men obligated to police their own white men. Johnny is not saying “hey man stop molesting those kids”. ESPECIALLY, if black women are choosing thugs and criminals to be there baby father.
There is some false stats going out there that out of wedlock children are coming from black divorces. (Let’s say this is true). Who initiates the divorce? The black woman does that. Let’s say, the black men are to blame. How do you explain black women having 3 different baby fathers for their kids. I assume they divorced all those men as well?
Many of these sellout black women bloggers are extremely stupid people. They may be book smart but lack common sense. Just like the idiotic movement of No Wedding No Womb. The alleged black man “caste off”, said yeah the 80 percent out of wedlock children rate is a problem. (sucking her teeth) The problem is, its you’re dumb ass that made it the problem. Nobody told you to spread you’re legs before you married. To make matters worse you’re dumb ass said ” Oh I do not think abstinence is going to work with the white simp, he got to have the pussy”. LOL That stupid Christelyn Karazin never mentions abstinence as an option for black women BEFORE they get married. For fear the white man will run off. Classic bottom feeder.
If you were not a pathetic woman that out of wedlock situation wouldn’t have happened to you. But since the issue is here now. Now you want white men to bail out ALL black single mothers now, because you got lucky. The solution is the white man MUST take care of you and the out of wedlock children. If he does not do that, well he ain’t a man than. Well you changed you’re tune all of a sudden. Now it’s “not impossible” to find a white simp, you might be able to find a “white simp” somewhere. Just look really, really hard. Yeah Tameka a white simp will take you on and you’re kids by a black man.
This really sums up the argument at the end of the day. Even if you was to institute a dumb ass doctrine of No Wedding No Womb, are you going to force white men to marry you now because black men “will not marry you”? Are you going to say white men were always the “first option”, when you said yourself you waited for the ideal black man to come along. This is everything you have said. The only thing you got in common is the rainbeaus that never could find the right woman in their own race. They know its true.
They know its true because they never support the black women that suck them off on those interracial blogs. You will have like 3 old white guys looking for attention because their white wife died or something. This is really sad and pathetic. The worse part about these black female bloggers is the impression they give other black women that the white knight is going to buy them a house and car. He will never yell at you, he will not demand sex for being the simp that he is. She can play peek a boo with the pussy. Sweat heart life does not work that way. There is nothing in this life free. You can preach that misogynistic cry baby talk all day. All men are misogynistic. Some of them are mild about it and some are hardcore. If that wasn’t the case “Big Boned Brenda” wouldn’t be married to a disabled fat ass white man” while looking at black males on dating sites.
Listen man I am out.