Race is not a random topic anymore. However, it is still tough to speak about. For those of us who are dealing with race on a constant basis…everyday of our lives, the subject is far removed from other’s realities. We live it. Everyday.
Especially, black women.
Black women have been ultimately disrespected since the beginning of time. We were only looked upon as being sex slaves for our white masters, baby carriers, baby sitters, or just needed for everyone’s needs…except our own. Needless to say, we, as black women have been taunted and hurt by media images and caricatures of who we are. But this topic is on to something else.
If you have been hiding under rock, you will not know who Tomi Lahren, a 24-year-old conservative talking head. Lahren often defends her positions using ad hominem pomposity, claiming real issues are symptoms of some despicable leftist agenda (really?). She is entitled to her Opinion-I respect that. What I do not respect is she’s complicit in media edifices that deliberately ignore how OUR system’s been built to exclude minorities (I guess all minorities are asking to be excluded. *sarcasm*). Where does this conversation lead to? Well, I will tell you.
Last week, Trevor Noah invited Blaze host Tomi Lahren to the Daily Show to interview her( he vigorously deconstructed the rhetoric she’s built her career off of). However, he sent her cupcakes afterwards (WTH?). I have never seen anyone send a black woman cupcakes for spitting her knowledge or lack thereof. I take it we are rewarding racist now?
And then, this happened…
So, let me get this straight-you do not know a black or Hispanic “woke” woman that uses social media (and other outlets) as their platform to bring about a new voice? Or speak against things that are contractually altered against minorities? We, as black women, do not use rhetoric to discredit another race or demean another human being. We are only looking to make our voices heard…not spout racist bullshit! Look Charla-whatever, you call yourself, because a God you are not-
How can you praise Tomi, this controversial commentator (even though she is something else but I won’t call names) while instantaneously ignoring—and expunging—the efforts of Black women who continue to put in daily work without receiving their just due from…get this… EVERYONE…AND GET THIS….THE BLACK MAN?
Why don’t black men-successful black men, use their platform to uplift black women and their accomplishments? Is that too much to ask? Who created the Black Lives Matter movement and for whom? Who created media outlets that catered to our culture? Who created stories for our little girls to know they are beautiful and worthy of love? Who can make a dollar out of .15 cents?
It seems as always, white women get a pass to speak their mind and still be considered beautiful and intelligent, while black women are consistently labeled as “angry black women”.
I am done.
But before I go-
Really Black Man?? Tell us how you really feel.