Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blacks Only

I just read Ann Coulter's "Our blacks are so much better than their blacks" and "Our blacks are so much more impressive" comments and was actually disgusted.  Not because she's an idiot, but because she, and many others, honestly don't know that she's an idiot.  They actually believe her foolish ideas and adopt them.  She's an idiot with power.  Not many things are more dangerous than that.

The thing that inspired me to write this post, however, is what Pat Buchanan said in his book about Blacks in the segregation era.

“Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.”

I don't know why, but this slid a thought into my head.  Would blacks be better off if we had remained segregated from whites?  I think about the quick decline of our race and wonder how much of it has to do with our adoption of the white culture's views and practices.  To some people I might be talking out of my ass, but that doesn't stop Ann Coulter or Pat Buchanan so hear me out.  I am not totally blaming whites for the decline of blacks, but let's face it...they can at least be charged with accessory.  

I think of the many other races that have, in some way, remained segregated from the rest of the races and I notice that they tend to be the most successful groups.  Native Americans and Jews.  I do understand that the difference between the Black race and those I mentioned is that they had the choice to segregate and we didn't.  They didn't have to fight for education and rights like we did, although we were here longer than them.  For that, we were at a disadvantage.  However, think of how much they've managed to keep by segregating; the things that ultimately make them so successful.  They live in their own communities, buy within those communities and pass down their history and heritage.  They have their own schools and educate their own children.  This allows them to teach the values and customs that their races have passed down for generations.  This ensures that their race will remember where they came from and not lose who they are.  Yes, I'm aware that we lost our African history when we were stolen and brought here, but that doesn't mean we can't teach the little that we know.  After slavery we still had enough family value, pride and respect to teach our children.  We still had enough knowledge of the struggle to be taught to as a reminder and not as an excuse.

I wonder what we would be like if we had remained segregated.  We would have our own schools, be forced to support one another, buy black and keep our race thriving; just like the Jews and the Native Americans.  The more we're integrated into white culture, the worse we get.  Yes, they still would've flooded our communities with crack, but I like to think that we would've been better equipped to fight the temptation because we would've been a stronger people by that point.  They would have no one to blame the decline of America on but themselves.  The true culprit of destruction would've been clear for all to see.  Sadly, it's probably too late to fix the problem.  The mindset of some of our people are too diseased and distorted to salvage.

I don't want anyone to think of this as a racist rant.  I just have no sense of political correctness.  Can't we be real and see things for what they truly are?  I'm all for people voicing their opinions.  I'm usually not offended by racism, sexism or any of the other isms.  Ism's aren't the things that should bother us.  Injustices should.  I respect people who openly declare their prejudices.  Why cower and hide it?  If you feel a certain way about something, say it loud! ::does James Brown shuffle::  I feel that people should be able to voice their opinions as long as it's in a civil manner.  In my opinion, I'd rather know that my co-worker is an outright racist, than to have to suspect it and not be sure of whether to steer clear of them or not.

Instead of wasting time #Occupying stupid areas of our cities that don't seem to bother anyone, try looking for real ways to improve our conditions.  Have a pow-wow with the Native Americans and the Jews to see how they are fairing.  I'm sure much better than the rest of us. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

The New & Improved Model

A lot has changed since the 1900's.  There was once a time when men and women had specific roles and duties.  The man was the provider and the woman the nurturer/homemaker.  This worked pretty well until the age of feminism.  Now I know that feminism brought a lot of hassle, but in the long-run it worked out well for everyone.  Oddly, feminism benefited men more than anyone.  Think about it.  Not only does she still have to birth, nurture and support those babies...but the bitch has to bring in money too!  Cha-Ching!!!  We got what we asked for right?  

What bothers me about this entire evolution of the female species is the fact that the men haven't changed a bit.  We've added many new feathers to our hats, but what workload has increased for men?  Not only in the past 100+ years has the man's load gotten lighter, but he still requires more from women than ever before!  I honestly and truthfully don't get it.  Everyday I see advice for women on how to keep her man, support her man, encourage her man, look good for her man...yadda yadda yadda.  Why?  We're cooking, cleaning, working and supporting and still aren't allowed to expect a thing from you until you're "mature" or "ready" enough to be a man.  Yesterday some broad even suggested that I should shut up and let my grown ass man watch South Park because he "works hard as fuck" and deserves it.  Bitch what do you think I do all day?  I work hard too.  What distinguishes his needs from mines because we surely split the bills.  Until he's paying the majority of our expenses you can miss me with that.  I think men need some stuff added to their repertoire.  Push some of these damn brats out or learn to bake cakes.  There has to be some kind of trade off. 

We're the new and improved model woman, but our counterpart still carries a club and wears an animal-skin toga.  Yall need to step up before we start fucking robots just to feel equal.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

If You Ain't On Sit Down

The other day my life partner and I...okay. I'm lying.  I don't have a life partner.  I'm not even gay, but I couldn't figure out a way to start this post.  What better way than to make myself seem like a bitter black lesbian?  That's what men will call me after they finish reading this anyway so why not?

Anyhow, I was talking to a friend the other day and the topic of inequality came up.  Who knew all those years that Dr. King was fighting for justice for the wrong group of people?  He should've been seeking justice for black women! Yeah I said it! Black women!

It seems to me, and apparently many other women, that we are held to a very unfair standard.  Black men are always telling us how we should have our own house...bad...and our own car...bad...two jobs, work hard & be bad broads...bad. (Yes, I did just use a Lil Webbie quote for the 2nd time...sue me.)  However, the same man giving us advice on how to be desirable is usually sharing a one-bedroom apartment and renting a car bi-weekly.  Despite the inequality, we'll still date this man.  Why?  Because he's nice and we're always willing to give a nice man with a good personality a chance.  I don't see a serious problem with this except for the fact that if the tables were turned, he wouldn't have the same mercy on us as we would him.

Here's an example.

Man & woman exchange pleasantries over the phone...names...ages...tastes in music.  Now the conversation starts to dig a littler deeper.  Let's watch.

Woman: So do you have any children?
Man: Yes, I have 3.
Woman: old are they?
Man: one, one & a half, and 3 months.

Now let's watch this same conversation with the roles reversed.

Man: So do you have any children?
Woman: Yes, I have 3.
Woman:  Hello?  Hello?

At this point in the blog we're all laughing, but it really isn't funny.  Black women are plastered all over the media for being snobs.  They say we're unmarried  because of our religion, we expect too much from men, we're over-educated and over-qualified to be wives.  I say the real reason is because our men don't have to perform to the same standard that is expected of us.  They're loved and accepted with 3 children, no job and erectile dysfunction.  Yet, they still think they're too good to marry us!  How many women do you know that have it going on - great education, great career, attractive - but has a deadbeat boyfriend?  MANY!  Now how many men do you know in the same situation?  ::crickets::

Alls I'm saying is let's be fair here.  Give us our credit.  We love you unconditionally for the most part.  Please stop tearing us down all over every social network and media outlet known to man.  The next time you fix your lips to talk about how much your woman nags...which will be covered in the next blog...remember that 6th toe on your left foot that she clips for you without complaint.  Remember that we accept a lot from you, and that a few stretch marks or a crooked tooth here and there should be forgiven considering your own flaws.  Let's face it, you're no Hill Harper, but we give you the benefit of the doubt anyway.  Repay the favor.