ABWW Hater of the Day: Nojma Muhammad
Do you know what is wrong with the black community? Black women. Although black women did not institute the crack:cocaine drug policy, did not create deindustrialization,we did not create predatory lending & ghetto loans, did not create the backlash against affirmative action, did not create Federal Housing Adminstration policy of redlining and devaluing black property, we did not create the banking crisis of that 1980’s that ended the black banking system, yet we are the cause of the breakdown of the black family and community according to Nojma Muhammad.
According to Ms. Muhammad we need to get down on our knees and beg forgiveness for our independent ways, for not putting the needs and desires of black men first and most importantly thinking that our reproductive organs are our own property. If Ms. Muhammad wants to live her life this way then more power to her, but if she thinks that wholesale prostration to black men will do a damn thing but give a sister rug burn, she is sadly mistaken. She fails to take into account that black women have some the highest rates of rape & sexual abuse in this country, we earn less and we are incarcerated more than other women in this country. Will apologizing to the baby daddy who has three other baby mamma instantly make him into a exemplary parent and provider? Will saying “I’m sorry, brother” stop the misogynist trend in black male popular culture? Will going up to random men on the street and offering them you womb stop the almost three times rate of out-marriage? Will prostrating in perpetuity stop the rates of domestic violence in our community? I would venture to guess HELLS NO! The churches & mosques are filled with single black women willing to submit to black men.
Black men need to work on themselves & find a semblance of manhood that does not involve degrading and defaming black women and using that as excuse to continue bad behavior. Here is my challenge to black men start fighting the systemic racism that plagues our community, fight to get education, employment, fairness in criminal justice and political system and stop blaming your status in this country on us! Maybe then we can discuss this so called “reconciliation.”