How is it that when the protection of black women comes at the expense of a black man’s reputation, the black woman is AUTOMATICALLY discredited and thrown under the bus when black women are too ready to cape for black men? Black lives matter is a movement created by black women in response to the oppression and persecution of primarily black men and boys.
I’m disappointed by the culture’s tepid reaction to the rape case. I really am. It’s the same circular arguments when it comes to black women. It’s like people don’t WANT to believe the hurt and tragedy of a black woman, so that’s why it’s so easy to take a pseudo objective stance as if now people are so concerned about legality and absolute truth. The doubt in black women becomes apparent in times when there’s ambiguity involved. What’s NOT ambiguous is the proven track record of CTG and at the very LEAST stick his irresponsible and reckless behaviour to him instead of immediately deferring to withholding judgment. In wait for what? The proof is in the pudding. You just need to look for the consistency in the context to discern the validity of this. Black women can have their experiences and feelings validated without that necessitating blame or prosecution of someone.
I’m not advocating for saying Charlamagne absolutely did it. But at least acknowledge what’s irrefutably true and have empathy for the countless victimized women who are watching this play out in the public and are internalizing the public’s attitudes. What will the complete truth contribute when we don’t even acknowledge the truth that already is obvious?
And it does black men no good to evade accountability in favour of getting ahead or getting white people money. White men are accruing their karma plus interest and you don’t want to be in the same boat as them when the iceberg comes for them. So don’t obscure the moral waters in the name of progress. If financial progress and career advancements did anything substantial, the presence of millionaire and billionaire black entertainers, CEOs, athletes, entrepreneurs etc, would have changed the overall structure of black America. But it hasn’t. It absolutely hasn’t. If anything it’s created morally dubious people who’ve lost touch with their spirit and culture. So.