Socialization of black babies

We now recognize the flaws, will we fix them?
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Yesterday someone asked me hat I thought of "Perfect Bitch." I immediately thought of @skinnyblackgirl lol
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I also had a brief convo about how the black community is sexually repressed. Then I thought of @Ladidahdi
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You can have sex and be sexually repressed. You can have boring granola missionary sex and be "deviant"
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Yall don't wanna have that conversation today, though. I'm sure.
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Jessica says we need to talk about how yall are sexually repressed.
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All I'm saying is the pervasiveness of HIV and teen pregnancy correlate to sexual repression in black comm.
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black parents moralize sex to black girls, and devalue the act to black boys.
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"good black girls to X and don't do Y." "black boys are supposed to do X."
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black girls are not taught to be sexually empowered, because somehow empowerment equates to recklessness and/or promiscuity
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the conflict, however, is that homosexuality isn't supposed to happen. so WHO are these boys supposed to be sexing?
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we are teaching kids to be closeted about sex. so they're making a lot of bad decisions on their own.
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the black community hasnt made space at the table for folks who identify as LBGTQ. so folks are figuring things out on their own
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ANDDDDD. When black girls find themselves in bad situations, the community dumps on them for the results of their decisions.
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NEVERMIND that folks don't get pregnant by themselves.
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when we're ready to have an honest conversation about how 13 year olds have the time, place, and space to get pregnant...
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this is my problem with the way we report statistics. black people are not any more or less prone to anything than anyone else.
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however. there are attitudes within our culture that allow things to happen. i love jesus. but jesus is not curing AIDS.
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we have got to stop romanticizing shit. its necessary for our own survival.
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newsflash: your grandma was fast. your momma might have been a "hoe" one time.
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you think your grandma had 10+ children because she loved your grandfather that much? oh okay.
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our elders are smart. and strategic. they know exactly what they're telling you (and NOT telling you.)
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sit around an older black woman and ask her about what she was like as a young woman. see how quick she tells you she dont remember.
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that repression is something we have learned, abided by, and taught ourselves repeatedly. now we got AIDS.
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the game has changed. our laws of governance must as well.
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As a kid I learned very early on about sex. Not because of anything I was doing. But because there is a 16 year gap between me and my bro
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