As I write this, I cannot help but to think what kind of life my 16 year old daughter will have when she leaves for college in the next few years.
I have taught her to be respectful of authority and her elders but what do you do when they don’t respect you? Why must we continue to let others beat our girls down? our black girls?
The video circulating with the police officer and the young black girl in Texas has caused another race movement-When you are black, you are not safe in America. When you are a young, black male you are considered the following-HOOD, GHETTO, LOW CLASS, A THIEF, A GANG MEMBER, THUGGISH, LAZY, NOT BEING A FATHER TO THEIR CHILDREN and other names you all have heard. But when you are a young, black woman no one seems to really care. Sure, we are up in arms about it now but we will go back to supporting the movement that caters to young black men. Yes, we do need to stand up for our black men, however, who is standing up for us? Whop is protecting us? Black men rarely stand up for us as we are a mere “toy” until the right woman comes along. We are labeled as HOES, SEX OBJECTS, LOUD, OBNOXIOUS, RUDE, WEAVE-WEARING (OTHER NATIONALITIES WEAR WEAVE TOO), ANGRY, SINGLE, UNPROFESSIONAL, HARSH, UGLY, AGGRESSIVE, DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH, BAD ATTITUDE, UNEDUCATED, OVERDRESSED, UNDER DRESSED, BOSSY, OVER-EXPOSED, SELFISH, TOO AMBITIOUS, TOO CHRISTIAN, NOT ENOUGH, TOO MUCH and the list goes on and on.
I am not bashing black men but merely speaking as to when will you stand up for us as we stand up for you? I imagined that was my daughter calling for me and thinking she was about to die. There are 2 sides to every story but it seems our story will never be told. When will we protect our young black girls? When will we stop accepting the lies that are told on us?
Take a look at this video and tell me what you think? I was appalled by what I saw.