Still on holiday, but wanted to take a moment to dispel a small myth. From our day-to-day dealings as well as the media, many Euro-Americans are under the impression that the Afro community--affluent and ghetto alike--are all cut in the Jesse Jackson mold of endless mewling victimization and race-baiting. Not true.
Of course we all know the few Afro rightists, the Sowells and Steeles and Williams, but their 'risky' remarks rarely diverge from 'ending the welfare state will fix what ails us.' And even they are but lone surfers paddling furiously against the black victimization tide.
'I'd like to be a fly on the wall,' once said the White, 'while Blacks sit around the water cooler and talk amongst themselves.' Happily, the arrival of the internet in almost every home means that today he can. This amazing series of tubes has coughed up from its depths some dirty, hairball-covered secrets, and the anthropologically-inclined would do well to take a look. Here then, a brief survey of some of the more surprising Afro honesty the internet has delivered us of late.
Secrets: Afro women
The Sojourner's Passport ('Lifestyle optimization for African-American women'), a blog run by an Afro woman dispensing advice to her co-ethnics. What advice? For one, that black women living in black neighborhoods are crazy and should immediately seek to relocate to white areas:
“RWANDA” HAS ALREADY ARRIVED AMONG THOSE AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO PERSIST IN LIVING IN BLACK RESIDENTIAL AREAS
Years ago before I had my own blog, I started warning African-American women to run for their lives and flee Black residential areas in the US. Almost four years ago, as a commenter on another blog, I said that we are 1.5 steps away from Rwanda. “Rwanda” has arrived among those African-Americans who persist in living in Black residential areas.
Despite the bad-faith denial and lies spoken by the “things aren’t so bad that we need to evacuate Black neighborhoods” type of African-Americans, the pandemic of sexual molestation, rape, and gang rape among African-Americans continues to ravage increasing numbers of victims:
[list of links to news stories of horrific sex attacks on black girls by black men]
At this point, nobody can honestly “play the nut role” and fail to know that large numbers of African-American males are inclined to engage in rape and gang rape. Or that large numbers of African-American female zombies will support Black male rapists and gang rapists.
I’m not interested in the empty, meaningless handwringing that is the typical response to these atrocities. We already know that the masses of African-American adults are not going to lift a finger to protect Black girls who are trapped living within Black residential areas.
In another post, our hostess informs her readers that White Male-Dominated Law Enforcement Is The Only Thing Standing Between You And Mass Rape In Black Neighborhoods:
Halima, blog host of Black Women’s Interracial Relationship Circle, graciously gave me permssion to quote the comment that a reader made during a recent conversation at her blog.
“Ungrateful American BW [Black Women] need to be thanking their lucky stars that the White man keeps Black men in control. B/C where there is no white male rule the Black men are running crazy and the poor BW [Black Women] and their kids who have to live near and with them are experiencing EXTREME suffering.” [Khadija speaking: Icon is quoting this statement from another reader in the same thread.]
A tough pill to swallow, but a necessary pill to swallow nonetheless. If NOT for the white cops and prison system in America, where I’m from, there’d be total anarchy, public rape, shooting for not responding to harassment and/or “punishment by gang rape” etc., if black men were allowed to actually FULLY control and operate black American neighborhoods. If black men could, we’d have precisely the same “community” as the Congo and South Africa where repeated rape of everyone from infants to old women running rampant, drug wars and shoot outs by militias CONSTANTLY (where now, as soon as a shoot out occurs, someone calls the cops and it’s squashed), etc.
I agree, we are EXTREMELY privileged as People of African Descent in Predominately White Countries (PODnPWC will be my henceforth abbreviation :-P ). And every black woman that walks around hating white men and defending black men should know exactly what our circumstances would be if not for WM [White Men] laws keeping black men in check. It is, truly, a hard pill to swallow.
[...] [Blog hostess:] When it comes to any country that I’m living in, I pray that God NEVER allows Black folks (of either gender) to set any agenda whatsoever regarding domestic violence, rape, child molestation, etc.! It goes almost without saying that most BM [Black Men] don’t care about these issues. And most Black women are dangerously male-identified. Too many of us are the same as the Arab, Pakistani, and Afghan women who support so-called “honor killings.” Most BW [Black Women] support violence against other Black women and girls—as long as these attacks are committed by Black men (and not White men).
Not quite the same discourse one hears from Blackness Experts such as Sharpton, Gates, West, et al.
And Khadija Nassif and her blog readers aren't the only Afros airing out a bit of inside laundry on the internet.
The author of the Black Female Interracial Marriage blog, a self-identified Afro-American woman married to a Euro-American man, spends her days encouraging her melanin-enhanced sisters to make the same choice she did. She also takes the time to relate this glimpse into the mind of unhappy dark-skinned Afros:
I've heard dark-skinned blacks say some of the cruelest things ever about other dark-skinned people, as if they're not just as dark!! Usually more mid-tone people (like me) and lighter-skinned blacks don't say anything when the dark-skinned crew start up ripping other dark folks because it's really a disturbing situation and it can quickly become dangerous. It's as if the dark-skinned person doing the ripping has entered an imaginary world where s/he is no longer dark, and I personally have never been brave enough to remind any adult doing this that they are the same complexion as their victim.
When I was working, I did remind a dark skinned boy once that he, too, was dark because he ridiculed the dark skinned girls daily about their complexions. When I pointed that out to him, this boy actually tried to physically attack me! Luckily for me, there were attendants present who could restrain him because he was a big, stockily built boy, and furious. I can still remember the rage on his face as he lunged at me, bellowing and blubbering, "I'm not dark!"
Needless to say, I refused to work with him anymore, due to my safety. However, this is yet another issue among AAs [African Americans] that drives a lot of other counterproductive issues, but is swept under the rug.
Secrets: Afro youth
The magic of Twitter has also allowed the world at large a fascinating glimpse into the beliefs young Afro-Americans hold about their co-ethnics. Unamusement Park has delved into this rich repository, sharing with us the following, about a July 4th melee at Baltimore's Inner Harbor:
Let us apply our usual racist trick: search Twitter for “harbor, black” and other interesting combinations of words (e.g. “somebody got stabbed at the harbor”) to see what the mainstream media could not be bothered to report.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of relevant tweets I found from the night in question, not including re-tweets. I’ll keep it simple: name, race, time, and tweet. Notice how early people (well, black people) detected trouble (from black people). For comparison, the stabbing occurred shortly after 10 pm (ABC2) and first aired on the 11 pm news.
_ViolaLoves, black, 8:57 pm: “At the harbor too many black ppl lls”
TeamWonnyBitch, black, 10:02 pm: “Dannng! Black ppl never cant do/get nothing right… On my way up the Harbor turning all the way around because they shut it down. *Shrugs”
Marleyy_, black, 10:03 pm: “Shit got wild down da harbor black people is wild cant have alotta dem inda same place“
AyyLera, black, 10:06 pm: “The harbor is a coon fest…what is with this black mob stuff its crazy.”
OozieBangz, black, 10:10 pm: “Damn, Somebody Got Stabbed At The Harbor Already ?! Smh [shaking my head] Black People <<<"
Duh_Toy, black, 10:13 pm: “Somebody got stabbed at the innor harbor! #notsuprised“
dozens of tweets (and retweets) almost identical to Duh_Toy’s, all by black people, such as TinyyTerror at 10:23 pm: “So somebody got stabbed at the harbor? Idk [I don't know] why people acting so surprised.“
x__JuicyShaa, black, 10:23 pm: “Wow someone got stabbed at the harbor , too many black ppl there at once .”
_SunnyMonroee, black, 10:25 pm: “somebody got stabbed at the Harbor , we cant have NO type of fun nowadays without someone dying“
bubblecheekz614, black, 10:26 pm: “Seen 6 fights so far at the harbor wtf is wrong with black people“
Scuda3, black, 10:29 pm: “I hate black people dey dont never know how to get along ppl tryna [people trying to] have a good time at the harbor and you wanna jump and stab dem #smh”
LoveIsDeadXo, black, 10:40 pm: “That’s so fckn sad , ppl getting shot up & stabed at the harbor that’s the result of too many black ppl in a restricted area -______-”
MallyRe, black, 10:57 pm: “You cant do SHIT with black people young… niggaz gettin stabbed at the harbor and shit”
FreedomWars, black, 10:58 pm: “Somebody Got Stabbed At The Harbor -____- Black People ! Smh [shaking my head]“
Yeahh_ItsMia, black, 10:58 pm (right on time for the 11 o’clock news): “@_LoveeBuqq its on the newss . . And someotha people got shot and stabbed black people for you“
Kyraa_Sasha, black, 10:59 pm: “See First The Zoo,Then The Carribean Festival,& Now The Harbor. Why Y’all Black Kids Gotta Be So Ignorant! Smhh [shaking my head]” (re-tweeted by 14 other black people, mostly women)
YouWitTheFace, black, 11:02 pm: “I’m LMAO At My TL Because Every Year Somebody Got Beat Up Or Stabbed Down The Harbor For Like 5 Years In A Row.”
inked_skin_tone, black, 11:02 pm: “Smfh [shaking my f*cking head] I knew a damn 4 year old shoot wtf #black people don’t know how to act“
ForeverrSimone, black, 11:26 pm: “ah 4 yr old boy got shot & somebody was severly stabbed at the harbor ? this is fucking ridiculous ! i hateeee black people ,” (immediately re-tweeted by three other black women)
PieVSTheWorld, black, 11:34 pm: “Somebody got stabbed n killed, someone else shot, and my SON was down there smh. Baltimore can’t have shit w/o niggers fuckin it up“
IKeepAMistress, black, 12:14 am: “I see why white people think so low of blacks. Like seriously black people can’t just go to a nice place like the harbor and act right”
Others have caught wind of this modern anthropological archive, such as the editors at American Renaissance, who dove deep into the Twitter tide while reporting on an April 2012 black mob incident in St. Louis's Delmar Loop:
[All messages left by self-identified Blacks:]
“That's crazy.. RT @_CoolAsFck: I heard you gotta be 21 after 2pm at the loop now..smh [shaking my head], black people fck it up for everybody”
“@LightBrightChey: Black people fck up sht for everybody. What you at the Loop shooting for.?”
“Loop was wild… I thought it was a fckin black people march. They all got kicked out… Police had the dogs out, barkin & shit lmaoo [laughing my ass off]”
“I heard it was a Riot in the Loop last night smh Black people just can’t go nowhere and HAVE FUN …’ ”
“& the loop was on the news! SMH, black people aint about to get to do NOTHING!”
“Why are people are acting so surprised that the loop got shut down. What did you expect? Black people to be in one place and NOT Fight?”
“smmfh [shaking my motherfucking head] black people cant ever do anything. im never going to the loop agin! scared shitless LBVS”
Chris Rock's 1996 'Black people vs. Niggers' comedy bit became an instant classic, allowing Whites cowed by thirty years of political correctness to once again laugh at Blacks' foibles. For this reason, Rock now refuses to do the bit--Whites, after all, have no right to use the word 'nigger.'
Enter young rapper Greydon Square, who released a rap single entitled 'The "N" Word' on his 2008 album 'The C.P.T Theorem.' In it, he encourages non-Blacks (specifically 'Whites,' 'Latins,' and 'Asians') to embrace the 'nigger'/'black' division, and not to mistake the latter for the former.
'Niggers hear Blacks talk and say that they "talk white", more ignorant than Michael Vick setting up dogfights...
'Sagging to the ankles, don't care if they walk right, they'd rather smoke and drink than see if their kids are alright...
'[...] Niggers use their skin as a crutch, as an excuse to be lazy as fuck, not to get off of their butt...
'This goes out to all my Whites and non-niggers, if they're acting like a nigger, you call their ass nigger.'
Secrets: Afro men
Many internauts are familiar with ATLAH (Harlem) World Missionary Church's Reverend David Manning, whose preaching has left the pulpit and hit the worldwide web. He can be heard expounding on themes such as 'God is Sick of Black People,' 'Black People are Haters and Losers,' and 'Black People Will Remain Poor Forever,' or giving his opinion on the current resident of the White House ('Long-Legged Mack Daddy') or America's favorite Blackness Expert ('Al "Nappy Headed Hoe" Sharpton'). He even appears to share the opinion of our first two quoted blog authors on the qualities of Afro Men ('Black Women, Marry Yourself a White Man').
'A joke?' one may ask. Not at all, the good Reverend appears to sincerely believe he is on a mission to lead his co-ethnics into faith-based self-improvement through haranguing.
'The only thing the black man has in full supply that he can use against the white man is hate. And he does a good job of that. Because he can't use his history, and say he's been a great man and done great things and built great nations...he doesn't have money, he doesn't have the intellect of the white man, the only thing the black man can use against the white man is hatred. I don't care if the black man has a PhD, I don't care if he's Cornell West, I don't care who he is, he does not have the strength, the ability of the white man, and he confesses it every day when he says "The white man is holding us down and we've got to redistribute the wealth."'
Finally, we pass along an African reaction to Dr. James Watson's famous career-ending remarks on Afro intelligence ("...all our social policies are based on the fact that [Africans'] intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really"):
Nigeria my dear country is a prime example of the inferiority of the black race when compared to other races. Let somebody please tell me whether it is a manifestation of intelligence if a people cannot organise a free, fair and credible election to choose who will lead them. Is it intelligence that we cannot provide simple pipe-borne water for the people? Our public school system has virtually collapsed. Is that a sign of intelligence?
Our roads are impassable. In spite of the numerous sources that nature has made available to us to tap for energy to run our industries and homes, we have no steady supply of electricity. Yet electricity is the bedrock of industrialisation. When you agree with the school of Watson, some say you are incorrect because all these failures are a result of poor leadership. Why must it be us blacks who must always suffer poor leadership? Is that not a manifestation of unintelligence?
Anywhere in the world today where you have a concentration of black people among other races, the poorest, the least educated, the least achieving, and the most violent group among those races will be the blacks. When indices of underdevelopment are given, black people and countries are sure to occupy the bottom of the ladder.
God himself must be frustrated with his black children. They must be an embarrassment to him. He has given us everything he has given to other of his children; why are his black children not manifesting their own gift?
We should go on our knees today and ask God why we do not appear as intelligent as our other brothers. I am confident God will reveal to us what we must do, and urgently too, to change our terribly unflattering circumstances.
First published 10-25-7
Some food for thought as summer days arrive and race relations in America reach a pitch not seen for many years. The ranks of Those Who Can See are, it would seem, more multi-hued than one might be led to believe.