- It’s a crisis for BW of child-bearing age who have not yet gotten their birth control strategy on-point. See Get an IUD Before It’s Too Late
- It’s a crisis for BW who are dependent on various type of welfare. See Things Are About to Get Much Worse for Poor Americans
- It’s a crisis for those Black male-identified BW who are addicted to Sista Soldiering (unreciprocated protesting on behalf of Black males’ lives when the masses of BM have demonstrated time and again that they don’t give a damn about BW’s lives). See Donald Trump Cabinet: Anti-Black Lives Matter Sheriff David Clarke Eyed For Department Of Homeland Security
I’m happy Dee Dee said it, because she’s absolutely correct!
Did you see or hear of any White women, Latinos, Asians or Black males protesting on behalf of the 15 year-old Black girl in a bikini who was slammed to the ground by a WM cop during a 2015 pool party in McKinney, Texas? I didn’t. That girl child is still dealing with repercussions from being attacked.
Did you see or hear of any White women, Latinos, Asians or Black males protesting on behalf of the teenage Black high school girl who was flipped over her desk and then dragged across the classroom floor by a WM South Carolina school officer? I didn’t. In fact, negro male students and others protested in support of the WM cop who manhandled that teenage Black girl.
These are just a few “receipts” about how unconcerned these various other demographics are when BW and Black girls are physically attacked by grown men. Again, Google is your friend—you can find more documented incidents if you look.
Don’t let me get started on how racist many (most?) Arab Muslims are against Black people in general. You may not be aware of this, but Arabs routinely refer to any and all Blacks by the Arabic word for “slave.” And they generally refuse to stop doing it. I’m an African-American Muslimah, and I don’t have any warm, fuzzy feelings about Arab and Pakistani Muslims—because of their rabid racism against Blacks. Most of them can burn, as far as I’m concerned.
. . . And they probably will burn, in the end. Especially if there are more mass casualty attacks in the U.S. perpetrated by immigrant Muslims.
This country has taken a seriously BAD turn with this election and everything leading up to it. I hope I'm wrong, but it feels to me like the U.S. is going down the same ugly road as Nazi Germany and the implosion of what used to Yugoslavia. It's a nasty combination: Roughly half the White U.S. population is clamoring for an authoritarian regime and many of these same White voters are also chomping at the bit to engage in racial/ethnic cleansing.
Other so-called “people of color” were gleefully throwing Black women under the bus when they weren’t in White people’s cross hairs. What do you think these people will do as increasing numbers of White people put them in the very center of the bullseye?
Answer: These other so-called people of color will start talking about solidarity, and start looking to pull BW into their problems with racist Whites. They’ll try to pull BW into your assigned role as their human shield. Don’t let them drag you back into the center of the bullseye!
This leads me to my next point, which is something that came up while I still had the comment section open on the previous post (which was Part 8 of this series). I had the following exchange with a commenter:
Khadija said... Colleen,
You're welcome! Thank you for your kind words about my blog and book; I truly appreciate it.
You said, "Khadijah I know this may sound odd but would you think it would be helpful to black women if BWE became an organization that paid dues and provided services and scholarships specifically for black women. Many of us are not financially well off I know but would something like this be beneficial for sovereign black women and their daughters?"
I believe these are extremely dangerous times now**--it's not a good time to start any new organization called "Black"anything (or that has "Black" anywhere in its title). "Black" = target in the Trump era. Adding the word "Black" to one's organizational title = painting a bullseye on that organization that invites hostile scrutiny from local and federal law enforcement, and conservative White media.
I think a more circumspect way of handling such interests (for those who are interested in pursuing that kind of project) would be to form or incorporate a new sorority/Greek letter organization. A new sorority and/or Greek letter organization that happens adhere to BWE principles or whatever principles the participants wish to follow.....[ ]