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The next motherfucking moron to step up and claim that white men oppressing black women are doing it because of rap music, black men, or video games is getting a fucking mouth shot. Let's just get this shit covered right now, at no point in the history of black people in America have white men needed lessons in misogyny, sexism, or oppression okay? Black women that were taken as slaves with their children? Had to see those babies thrown overboard unless they were old enough to be sold separately. Then they lost their children at auction either right off the boat, or when the slave owners needed money. They were raped on the way over, they were raped after they got here (what you thought the quadroons and octaroons got that way because of love?) and there are still plenty of folks in America that can trace the black side of their family back to a slave owning ancestor. Let's not forget the breeding programs after the British outlawed taking slaves from Africa. Lynching? Didn't just happen to black men. And let's not forget that white women were also prime targets of oppression. All those laws essentially reducing them to chattel? Yeah, those sure were influenced by black men. And no, I'm not saying that black men aren't capable of misogyny, sexism or being oppressive, but can we please stop claiming that they're at fault for the actions of grown ass white men? Because one more "Well they say nigger why can't I?" argument and I think my fucking head will explode.

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hexmod
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Amen.
valsadie
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Say it! Say it!
If only I could fit that paragraph on a t-shirt!!!
cjs1981
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
And that's the bottom line....because Karnythia said so!

Seriously, this is real talk, and I usually detest saying that, but it is what it is. White folks like to overlook their hand in the shit 100% of the time, so this is a nice little reminder.
miyaunna
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
Because one more "Well they say nigger why can't I?" argument and I think my fucking head will explode.

Best sentence written on the subject so far. I agree.
hollywoodsmile7
Apr. 13th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Much agreed. I will lose my shit the next time I hear that ridiculous freakin' "argument". What gets me even more is that not all black people embrace the use of use the word nigger in any form. Why do some people think that they can lump all black people together, but never think that by doing that the reverse must also be true? If all black people are the same than all white people are like the batshit crazy Susan Smiths of the world.
thewayoftheid
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, had to cut & paste after having a back 'n forth here
karnythia
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
LOL Kitty plus angry screed from me? That'll fuck em all up.
fallingangels
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
Thank you. Exactly.
The American white man seems to forget his history quite often.
US history is filled with segregation, racism, misogyny, prejudice, and bigotry. There really isn't a period in the history of the US where one group or more wasn't being treated as a 2nd class citizen and denied basic right, like life for one example.

But of course the fat white man never does anything wrong, so it's always the fault of a minority and what they do.

I think they need to be reminded of their history. I think the US history textbooks need to be rewritten and ALL the history included. Not the diluted good times one out now.

recumbentgoat
Apr. 13th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
The American white man seems to forget his history quite often.

Thank you. I really should be invoicing fools over in debunkingwhite for all the good historical consulting I've done for them FREE OF CHARGE!!!111 smh/lol
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senatr7
Apr. 13th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
For real.
masterspinner
Apr. 13th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
Ya heard? My head has been pulsing all day behind this ish. That's the only "defense" that I've been hearing and seeing all over the web. I'm glad his ass got fired.
darkrosetiger
Apr. 13th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
Can I get that printed up? Preferably on a baseball bat?
nieceytee
Apr. 13th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
You are my personal hero. I kept hearing that "rap justification" on another list, so I posted your paragraph. I should have asked you first, and I apologize profusely, but I am TIRED of the "rap music is responsible for Imus remarks" justification. Your post summed it up perfectly.

P.S. I NEED a shirt with that paragraph on it. I live in a small, backwards ass place, and wearing it would be like a backhand in their faces every day. I'm just sayin.'
karnythia
Apr. 13th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
I don't mind it being posted elsewhere, and I wonder if this could be on t-shirt for real.
panama777
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
I'll put it on a t-shirt. I'll find a way. At the very least your last sentence.
quemadura
Apr. 13th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Thank you!
obsidianeyes
Apr. 13th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Girl I wrote an entir epost on this shit. MOTHERFUCKERS STAY being special!
___flight_risk
Apr. 13th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
Why you always making oppression about race? Gosh!
panama777
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
THERE YOU GO!!! SPEAK THAT ISH!!! And can someone go and remind black fellas like Mr. Whitlock the same thing. It's one thing to hear that straight up BS from idiot white people that need to justify every white against black transgression. But then to hear our own say that nonsense? ARRRRRGHHH.
daveanthony
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
Fuck Obama. I'm votin' for karnythia in '08.
loomissimmons
Apr. 13th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
That's what I'm writing about this week for BET (or trying to, since my editors have CP time to a science). I'm so disappointed in Jasmyne Cannick right now. She's usually so on point, but this time she's WAY off.

cumaeansibyl
Apr. 13th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
Man, with all the good things misogyny and racism have done for white men, you'd think they'd be all OVER claiming sole responsibility. "Yeah, we fucked all y'all over, and we turned you against each other, and guess what? IT'S GREAT!!! We're so smart."
forwhataim
Apr. 13th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
omg I just got finished reading that article
I just don't even have words to explain why it was all wrong, so thanks
recumbentgoat
Apr. 13th, 2007 10:08 am (UTC)
~memories
littleeva
Apr. 13th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
I think it is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG when people talk about rap music. As if rap music is the only medium that disrespects black women. How about the ENTIRE MEDIA in this country.

When the Central Park jogger was raped that was headline news for months, when a girl who went to John Jay got drunk and was then murdered, that was headline news in NYC. But when a black honor student went missing and was later found in a garbage can, it wasn't even on the news, it was just a blurb in the newspaper. As a black woman, I that offends me more than just some stupid rapper.

xpost to my journal.
lyfenlyn
Apr. 13th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
Like my skin doesn't crawl every time I hear "Crazy Bitch" by Buck Cherry? I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about a sista in that one. And I got two words --TAWANA BRAWLEY.
cindel
Apr. 13th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
Preach!
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deedee_dancer
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Holla!
naive_tree
Apr. 13th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
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