Violence Against African Women – An Undiscussed Topic In The African Community In America.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Last Wednesday night, I was watching an episode of The Quad (which I am a fan of) that explored a real life issue that not only colonial universities, but also HBCUs tend to deliberately keep under the rug and it’s called violence against African women in this country.
Violence against African women is a topic that many of these sexist minded guys in our community, especially the pseudo-conscious ones on social media deliberately throw under the rug because not only do they not want any negative publicity, but they also wanna pretend that it doesn’t even exist when it really does.
Another reason why this certain topic I am writing about is deliberately thrown under the rug because of the extreme sexism and disrespect that intellectual sisters often face whenever they even bring up the issue from very negatively sexist brothers, especially those on social media as well.
A lot of violence that often happens against our women happens mostly from colonized minded guys that are psychologically poisoned by colonialism because during American slavery, colonial slave masters often sexually assaulted and exploited African women for their own personal gain by claiming that they were doing African women “favors” by having sex with them.
And the psychological poison of violence towards African women has been passed down to a lot of guys in our community today that grew up in very dysfunctional households because a lot of them never learned the basics of loving and respecting the women who look like them, so therefore it causes a lot of them to have a very negative, hateful view of African women in general to the point of not only verbally harming them by saying negative destructive things about them, but also physically harming them in the form of violence as a way to keep them under their controlling influence and I’ve personally seen this in many crime stories.
Violence against African women is also perpetrated by the mainstream media in movies like “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” and “No Good Deed” as well as TV shows like “Empire“. And it is a very sick, disturbing trend.
I also look at the way that corporate sponsored bastardized urban music that’s constantly played on these corporate radio stations everyday nowadays that also sprinkle very poisonous messages, especially the ones that often promote the blatant disrespect, denigration, and violence against African women in this country.
Some of the biggest examples of messages from certain corporate puppet rappers that promote and glorify violence against African women in this country.
“But I can f**k your girl and make her n**t for me then s**t for me then kill for me, than steal for me and of course it’ll be your cash, then I’ll murda dat b***h and send her body back to your ass” – Lil Wayne in We Be Steady Mobbin
“I kill a block, I murder avenues, rape and pillage a village, women and children.
everybody wanna know what my Achilles heel” – Kanye West in Monster
“Put molly in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” – Rick Ross in U.O.E.N.O
The Conclusion – I am a firm believer that ALL the issues facing our people need to be discussed including violence against African women so that we can come up with solutions that can be implemented into actions that will change the trajectory of our community in this country for the better.
Staff Writer; Kwame Shakir (aka Joe D.)