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5910, could it be that
Posted by Zorasmoon, Thu Feb-27-03 09:31 PM
more often than not, black men tend to form a retreatist mentality since they are not allowed FULL privileges within American patriarchal soceity because they are black? And therefore are more likely to become discouraged?

Whereas, black women on the other hand, who are least likely *considered* a threat to the system of white male privilege, but in fact is the ONLY REAL threat to the dismantlement of the system because she is BOTH a women and a black person, tends to have a more positive outlook--because she is NOT after white male privilege--

She is not white, and she is not male, she doesn't feel *entitled* to privilege or necessarily compelled to uphold it. Or LET DOWN when she does not achieve it-- She is on the TAKE.

Don't forget, black men HAD the right to vote before white women. This country tends to put sexism before racism. Black men DO seem to have a sense of entitlement, because they are men.

If you have a better answer/theory, please share.

Personally I feel that this article is leaning towards that question--just WHAT is our (black women) motivation and what do we plan to do? Support the system or fight to break it down completely by creating viable alternatives?




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