59. "RE: I tried to just lurk since it is addressed to sistas..." In response to In response to 17
>but I can't so I will offer my two cents and be done. Not >even trying to argue any points, just offer a couple. > >1. The idea of Black women doing so much greater than Black >men is terribly specious. That argument is based on SES and >ignore the majority of the Black women who are single with >kids living below the poverty line. I know many brothas and >sistas single with degrees and jobs (shit I'm one of them) and >the sistas probably outweigh us heavily, but this group is a >minority out of the some 40million black folks in the country. >It's a very skewed perception to say Black women are doing >well. > >2. I don't think any of the points made address the reality of >the situation in terms of racism and the pure destructuion of >Black life. To pose the question if we need each other kinda >seems insane to me, especially when incarceration rates for >women are rising at a fast rate, but if we are talking about >the few privi Black women then that reality is irrelevant. But >still, the extent to which every kind of ailment is ravaging >our community where genocide seems to be a major theme to me, >we're arguin if women need men, especially when they are >likely raising them seems... *shrug* >
Ditto on all the above. And to add, 80% of Brothers on the DL is untrue. Did those numbers come from a respected scholar or research project or someone who's expressing their uneducated opinion? There are only 2% to 10% of the popululation that is homosexual. To increase those numbers in the Black community is to demonize Black men and the Black community by implying that our community regularly deviates from the norm.
>***** >Gina is out of control >I'm out of control >the whole--damn--party >--is--out--of control! >(c) White Bob >*****