“What’s going on between the Black man and the Black woman is that neither of us
understands how white supremacy works. How it is messing with us as
individuals. How it juggs with us when we try to get together to establish
something that is called a family. We try to form this thing called family,
looking at the magazines and reading how families are supposed to function. But
when we can’t duplicate that, frustrations build, which leads to the alienation
that exists between Black men and Black women. All because we don’t understand
the system. We think we’re living in a democracy and since we’re Americans
determining our own destinies, it must be that as individuals we are imperfect.
But it’s hard to say that ‘I am the imperfect one,’ so you start to blame the
other person. So it’s the ‘no good Negro male” or the ‘no good Negro female’
and ‘what I need is a white woman.’ Society plays that up. ‘Right, Julia, you
don’t need a Black man. All you need is a white man to give you a job.’ Or in
the movies, ‘Black man, you don’t want a Sapphire, what you want is a white
woman.’ Or, ‘Black man, it isn’t cool being a man, what you really want is to
be a woman’…The Black man knows that it is easier to be a Black woman than it
is to be a Black man any day, because we are not a threat. The system
understands that in order to oppress Black people it has to oppress the men.
Let the woman do what they want, within limits. I don’t mean that you are
unoppressed as a Black woman, but you are not the prime target.”

~ Frances Cress Welsing

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By wmb3331

Isaiah Israel is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Pacific with a bachelors in Psychology and a deep love for history in which he believes that when you know the past you can understand the present and predict the future course of man and mankind and is the author of the best selling ebook The White Man's Burden Of Lies and Deceit.

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