“The black man is going around saying he wants respect; well, the black man will never get anybody’s respect until he first learns to respect his own women! The black man needs to start today to shelter and protect and respect his black women!”
Malcolm X, from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, as told to Alex Haley, Ballantine Books, New York, 1965, pg. 241.
Here is a guest post from Ann from over at Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Sisters. We want to also remind readers that the WAOD Disgruntled Readers' Support Group meets every Sunday at 5:00PM in the Fellowship Hall of the Bedside Baptist Church where Rev. Dr. A. Larm Clock, Sr. is Pastor. Unlike moi who likes to do stream of conciousness anti-foolishness writing while throwing in a heaping dose of southern colloquillisms and playing fast and loose with gramatical and spelling contructs, Ann, actually threw in some research and history and whatnot.
Disclaimer - Moi generally does not focus on the whole "blame slavery and White folks" for everything that is wrong in the Black community dogma. Why? Because we'll then go into a discussion about other folks and continue to ignore what we are doing to ourselves. I am begginning to wonder if sexism within the Black community is connected to slavery at all. I am begginning to think we came up with that all on our own. If one of the scholars that reads the blog has support for that, send it over.
TAKE IT AWAY ANN......."And People Wonder Why Black Women are Disrespected in America: Isaiah Thomas. Don Imus. Snoopy Dog. Nelly Tip Drill. Russell Simmons. George Wallace. Cole Blease. Benjamin “Pitchfork” Tillman. Strom Thurmond. Orville Faubus. Eugene “Bull” Connor. Eddie Murphy. Martin Lawrence"