I don’t think any African American needs to be convinced that we don’t that we DON”T live in a Post racial society. any body “not” in denial could. But honestly when I read some of the things that people write online. I actually have to ask myself. Really? Are we seriously having This discussion? In 2012. In case you aren’t sure of what I’m talking about I’m going to explain.
Ever since the the season finale of Awkward black girl, where Jay picked white J over black Fred many
ignorant fans have been angry and belligerent that Issa Rae has concocted some conspiracy to destroy “Black Love” I honestly can’t make this shit up! Apparently a lot of fans, on the ABG site would have been much happier if Jay had picked the black man. They believe that Issa rae has abandoned “Black Love” and created a rift in the black community, also that she is setting a poor example because she is not showing bm/bw pairs. They also believe that she (and whoever else wrote this) believe that she is buying into the media propaganda that black women should date other races of men who may be better for them. And they believe this is wrong because we all know that this terrible! Black women are supposed to be the mules that preserve the race, despite the droves of black men heading for the hills. They are now upset that this new younger generation of black women are realizing that they have options and are writing them into their lives accordingly. And the male centered black women who are patsies to black men are ready to hang her in the gallows with the rest of the “uncle tom” black women who are ready to leave.
I thought about leaving out specific comments but I’ve decided I’m going to provide you with the link and quotes of the fools of have created the save BM/ Black Love Brigade for you reading pleasure. Below is the full comments from someone by the username “normalblackgirl” I guess if she means by normal black girl she means mule then yes, she *is* that. And now without further ado here she is folks.
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Thank you, Common Sense for providing the black male point of view. Thank you to mixed girl and MsToya for not being so easily fooled.
Yes, this is a online show, but it still impacts us as people. There is a such thing as social responsibility. It is amazing how we think everyone should be able to do anything they want as if no consequences exist. When a child mimics something they have seen on TV or heard in a song, we act as if no one should be accountable. Yes, parents need to lead their children in the right direction, but it “takes a village to raise a child.” Parents cannot be around a child 24/7, and it is in these moments when children are influenced by the world around them. This not only goes for children, but for us adults as well. Why do you think companies spend so much money on commercials? Half of commercials out there don’t even feature what the product actually does; instead they send subliminal messages to us that buying a certain product or service will make us happy or get us laid.
People in this forum keep talking about the so called chemistry between Jay and White Jay, but what you continually fail to realize is that because this is a scripted show, all this so called chemistry is written. Issa or whoever writes this show WROTE for her to fall in love and choose a white man over a black one! That is problem. There is NO CHEMISTRY!!! That is what we are trying to tell you. She could have easily wrote the scenes to make the “chemistry” between her and Fred. But no, because our society hates black men and really hates the black family. It is ingrained into everything around us. Black men are stereotyped all day long. They are deadbeat dads, players, unemployed, mama’s boys, drug dealers, thugs, rappers, and so on! Every time there is a black TV show with positive black couples it is cancelled. If it is doing well, they change the day or time slot to one that is inconvenient for people to watch, then cancel it after viewership drops. Come on people? Let’s be real about this thing. I’m not a black power person, but I am honest with myself that race still matters in 2012. President Obama is evidence that race still matters. Right now there are whites in Atlanta GA that are trying to get his named pulled from the Georgia Presidential Ballot in Fulton County claiming he is not an American by birth. What? Seriously people? And you don’t think this is a race issue?
Angelic Layer, you obviously must not be married to or with a black man, because you seem to have no love or loyalty to men who look like your father, uncle, brother, and the ancestors who gave up their lives for you. And don’t talk about the black family because you don’t seem to understand the black family at all. The Cosby Show was and still is monumental to the global outlook of the black family. Who are you to say these things? I have a Ph.D. and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Studies. I have spent my career working with and researching the black family. What leg do you have to stand on? Personal opinion and limited experience? We are ALL responsible for what happens to the Black Community. If we don’t support and uplift it, who will.
I bet you have a weave, perm, and/or colored contacts. SMH at self-hate! #rantover!
This woman is just too pathetic. When she says that society hates black men I’m really struggling to keep my jaw from dropping to the floor. It’s amazing how these black women come to the conclusion that black men are hated but she is unable to grasp that same fact for black WOMEN. Who are not even respected by their own race. She expects black women to have a “loyalty to men who look like your father, uncle, brother, and the ancestors who gave up their lives for you” and yet she is too simple mined to realize that these same “men” don’t give a damn about her.
How many rappers have claimed that they want a “redbone”. Or have degraded black women by calling them “bitch, ho, blah blah blah?” How many black men have a “preference” for light skinned and white women. They don’t even like you!!! As “You” mentioned on this board,
This is hilarious! Ummmm…correct me if i’m wrong, but in real life black women tend to want black men. Black men on the other hand don’t want black women that look like Jay. Black Men date outside their race more so than black women. Black women are having a hard time finding one to keep up, granted this is not the situation for all. This is coming from a light-skinned black girl. I see the ignorance in black men, when it comes to darker skinned women.
And here’s the final question that this black women, who is probably in deep, deep denial , has probably not asked herself. How many black men, through their silence, support these men? Because I’m sorry I’m just not seeing this great, EPIC “Black Community” togetherness that this woman is trying to pedal to me and the younger generation of black women. Am I supposed to believe that the boogey white man is secretly plotting to take down the BC and black family when, in reality black men only care enough to fight when it benefits them? How can Issa Rae be the person degrading the black family when black men are already F- N HALFWAY THERE!!!!
But I have something to tell this woman, girl, (0r secret black man if the case may be so) she can spend her life fighting for the black community and putting herself in front of the bus that black men are driving OVER them and people like me, And issa rae, and this women who commented below, and promote HAPPINESS instead of picking a man based on his race. And actually maybe find someone who values me for me.
To read the whole thread go here http://www.awkwardblackgirl.com/forum/topic.php?id=2845