What Happens When a Black Woman Cries
Black women are warriors. Collectively we are strategic, powerful, and without defeat. To some, black women have always been human soldiers who don't seem to feel pain. The strong black woman is like a mythic superhero people search out when they find themselves in trouble. There is something that black women can't do. Black women express pain, hopelessness, grief, and discontent quite often. The problem is, in a society heavily layered with racism, sexism, and misogyny from the top down; even the mighty black woman can't make people listen to her pain. Listen to stories about her struggle. Listen to her cry. Is it any wonder then that throughout the planet earth, black girls and women are the most emotionally, physically, and sexually violated? There are little to no safe spaces for black girls and black women to so much as mention violent crimes against them. Until we confront and reckon with these truths, emotional, physical, and sexual violence will remain at epidemic levels in every crack and crevice of society.
When a Black Woman Cries
What XYZ black man did was offensive to black women.
But, yall watch Love & Hip Hop and Tyler Perry. Black women hate themselves.
Offended? What about black on black crime? Black people kill themselves.
Leaving black women out entirely is absurd. We have always been front and center in this struggle.
Shut up hoe, bedwench, bitch. Yall so sensitive. Always complaining
Slut,bitch, whore. Black people are always complaining about something. No one is even talking about race until black people bring it up.
R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, are cancelled.
Just trying to take down another black man. And why yall don't say anything about Woody Allen? Roman Polanski? or Casey Affleck?
False allegations can ruin a man's life.
What XYZ black man said about black women in his interview offends me as a black woman.
But your man calls you a black bitch on a regular basis and you don't say nothing then.
But....black people are violent. They are thugs. Lazy. What do black women expect?
The message that XYZ company is sending to black women is dangerous and just plain offensive.
Black women don't understand business. Black women don't understand life. LOL,
Sure, I'm white so I will gladly participate in a televised roundtable discussion about issues impacting black people to help them understand things better.
I was raped.
I am depressed.
I was murdered.