I am asking every BLACK MAN I know to please
answer this question.
Printed in RED is Troy Johnson's response to the furor over Puff Daddy's recent Casting CALL requesting "White, Latina and Light-Skinned African-American Models" only fo his new ads.
Yeah, I can't bring myself to get riled up about this issue. Who really other than the models who were excluded from the jobs gives a darn.
If his majesty Diddy decided he wanted dark skinned models this sister would be too busy twisting her tail in a Ciroc ad to launcha boycott.
Do guys actually buy Ciroc, cause some yellow gal is in (or not in) the ad with a shaded Diddy -- puhleese!
Seriously, I'm sure someone has determined that the fairer sisters, with straight hair, slender bodies, less pronounced facial features, have the broadest appeal to gents of all races.
While he may be attempting to capitalize on this I can't blame Diddy or even hip-hop for this...
I would like to ask YOU---with Black Men having general attitudes like this, who are young black girls supposed to think are their ENEMIES in this society?
And WHY shouldn't they hate black men?
Isn't it natural to come to hate someone who so obviously hates you?
I ask you this, because...you and others have said that I'm too hard on Black men.
It's even been suggested that I "hate" black men.
I have expressed very strong sentiments against
Black men whose Psychological and COLORIST abuse of Black Females is Publicly OVERT and for some bizzare reason "acceptable" by most of Black America.
Yet we're always called on to March for Black men's issues.
Every day...on Black websites....there are TONS of articles attacking
WHITE MEN for their Racist society and their POWER.
Yet quite flagrant in the Black Community is a profound disrespect and Abuse of Black women's images and their humanity...based solely on their skin color and Hair texture.
Why are the women like me who question it deemed HATERS of Black men?
I have given birth to 2 Black men. Not mixed--fully Black.
How many Black American men in 2009 can say that they love
Black Men enough to give birth to one?
Can ISHMAEL REED say it? Has he given birth to a Black man
or a Black child?
No...as he stated himself...his daughter could pass for an Arab.
Cloaked in the hood of "Black male rage"--he, a non-black, has
Whined all his life about the oppression of Black men...yet his balls
have not produced one.
So who is REALLY the enemy of Black Africoid people?
A bunch of Black men who don't have the courage to give birth to
to their own image?
With Academic Intellectuals like yourself in particular, Professor---do you
really not acknowledge that a huge bulk of the world's respect for White men, Chinese men, etc. derives from the fact that they insist on giving birth to their own image?
Yet we're the opposite. Tediously, we reproduce our master's image (white or Arab).
Isn't it the Dark skinned Woman who is really THE black woman?
Isn't it her who makes us truly Black?
And how in the name of GOD can we claim that there are no beautiful
Thank God Harriet Tubman is not alive to day to witness what our people have become.
And when it comes to Black Men claiming that Black Women
Writers HATE black men....I think it's time to shut the fuck up.
Because it's quite obvious that a lot of BLACK MEN---hate their