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conz @radicalhearts
Most men are patriarchs, including Black men. But I rarely tweet about racialized patriarchy.
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Why? Because I'm offering practical solutions, it's just ranting.
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Lord knows I LOVE a good rant. Buuut, Black men take enough abuse.
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And harsh truth be told, most discussions about Black patriarchy don't even get close to the root of the problem.
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Lest we forget, Black men are metaphorically castrated by society. Powerless. Always subjugated. Always a target. Always distrusted.
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Their "saving grace" is patriarchy. It's the only system (coupled with heterosexism, when relevant) that gives them power over anything.
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The moral of the story: Don't hate the player, hate the game. But critically questioning a player's participation is cool, also. (:
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Another harsh truth be told, many criticizers of Black patriarchy severely understate the condition of the Black man to make their points.
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Does patriarchy exist? Yes. Does Black patriarchy exist? Yes. Does that mean Black men are "better off" in society than Black women? C'mon..
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Census data shows that Black women have not only closed the wage gap, but are now earning more than Black men.
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Black men are undereducated, over-incarcerated, and killed at rates higher than anyone, including Black women.
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I know some people don't believe in a hierarchy of oppressions, but I personally do. And if we had to put our oppressions in a rank...
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Black men are more oppressed than Black women. No question about it.
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So of course they're patriarchs. Does that make it right? Does that make it ok? Should we just accept that? Absolutely not.
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But why attack leaves, when we can attack roots?
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Another thing is Black men preferring and celebrating White women over Black women. Yes. It busts my ovaries, too.
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But WHERE does this come from? Was there some secret Black man conference where they all decided to just say fuck us?
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Or is this the result of White supremacy that praises the White woman as the "ultimate" woman?
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Why do some Black men prefer White women and treat them better? The same reason why some Black women feel they HAVE to relax their hair.
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How do gender wars solve patriarchy, misogyny OR racism? I'll wait.
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All I'm saying is, let's be real about the situation. Black women, even without intention, emasculate Black men. Be conscious of that.
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@TantaLiesIDont My point is monolithic criticism of Black men lacks critical consciousness. It will result in absolutely nothing.
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@debzalebz Because we're more powerful. White Patriarchy says: Men-be the providers. Men-be the protectors. Men-be the head of your people.
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@debzalebz But in large part, Black women are matriarchs (through no "fault" of our own, we HAVE to be). We're more powerful.
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Delancey @dullantsy 15/08/2013 10:02:02 WIB
I never thought of it this way.

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