The Black Man’s OTHER Romantic Rival
ATTENTION, BLACK MALES:
It’s not enough to point at “Scandal” (the popular ABC/Shonda Rhimes show that is basically a 21st century-revisionist-history take on the Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemmings “relationship”), and blame it for the negative attitudes my Sisters display towards you.
Though the show is part of the problem, there is certainly A LOT more to it than that.
If you want to know why your female counterpart, the One the Creator designed ESPECIALLY for you, seems to be inordinately disgusted by the mere sight of you, check this:
“We reversed nature by burning and pulling one civilized nigger [male] apart and bull whipping the other to the point of death – all in her presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, [and] with the male image destroyed, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychological dependent state to a frozen independent state…
…Before the breaking process, we had to be alertly on guard at all times. Now we can sleep soundly, for out of Frozen fear, his [the Black male] woman stands guard for us…
…By throwing the nigger female into a frozen psychological state of independency, by killing of the protective male image by creating a submissive, dependent mind of the nigger male savage, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns in its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurs and re-shifts the positions…”
- From the Willie Lynch Letter and The Making of a Slave
“Slick Willie” got deeper than that, however; if you want to learn more about his so-called “methods”, I strongly suggest you go to your nearest Black bookstore, and pick up a copy of this “literary masterpiece” for yourself.
But, I digress.
I am writing this communiqué-of-sorts to YOU, BLACK MALES, in response to a recent joint NPR-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Harvard School of Public Health survey that asked African Americans questions concerning how they felt about their current, overall quality of life. When the topic turned to long-term relationships (LTRs), and the gender that most sought them, the poll surprisingly revealed a greater number of Black males than Black females sought such couplings.
Trust me when I tell you I understand the study has some issues: For one thing, the sample size is WAY too small, and barely scratches the surface of what goes on in the lives of the 40-plus million African Americans who live in the U.S.
Not only that, I’ve never really been one to put much stock in polls; I know data can be – and most often is – manipulated to tell whatever narrative the researchers are trying to get public buy-in for, so I tend to take such information with a HUGE grain of salt.