I always discuss misogynoir and how black males have never been accountable for their actions against black women, and pretty much how Black males in the public eye are still praised after raping and beating women.I was at Barnes and Noble and saw the “Soul on Ice” book written by Eldridge Cleaver, former Black Panther.
I remember when people started to circulate a picture of Eldridge Cleaver and his wife at that time, because his wife was light skinned, as an attempt to defend Kendrick Lamar against the dark skinned chick who accused him of hating dark women. The argument was you can have a light skinned woman and be pro black. No one said you can’t date light skinned women because they are light skinned. The blogger was basically pointing out that it is possible that he is like MOST Black male celebrities that hate dark skin women and go out of their way to date non-Black women. Most Black male celebrities have no shame in saying they prefer other races of women over their own and they “prefer” light skinned. See who made the list Bougie Black Girl came up with here .
Well it turns out that all the “rumors” and speculation was true : in Cleaver’s book he expresses his hate for Black women. Many Black women and people in general are unaware of what was written in this book, and those who did know didn’t seem to care.
Eldridge Cleaver was a troubled man conflicted as to why he hated Black women then starts to hate white women.Instead of addressing the issue, he used it as an excuse to harm Black women. He admits to practicing rape on the Black women in the ghetto (why not the suburbs??? Respectability politics and believing that poor women are beneath him and unworthy of respect) and then goes on to rape white women.
Conclusion: Eldridge Cleaver dated light skin women because they were indeed closer to white in his eyes AND he wasn’t for all Black people. He was just for straight Black men just as 90% of Black civil rights leaders. Kathleen Cleaver actually later spoke out about how the Black panther party fetishized light skinned women and hated dark skin women when she left the party.
He also believed the bullshit that Dwight man divided us by giving Black women jobs and government assistance
Black women: Black men as a collective have always hated us and always will. Hard truth to swallow and once we realize this, be selective with the Black men we stand for,pour more energy into SELF, STOP reproducing with them our lives will be better. Stop being mammies. Stop denying with “not all men” the shit is dead and beyond repair because they clearly do not care.
When they say they love you they mean your bodies and what you can do for them, not you.
So stop praising this rapist (its okay I know you hard core misogynists that act like “good men” won’t.)and stop glorifying him as a good leader
And NO I do not have to say “not all Black men” miss me with the silencing tactics
This post should be an eye opener to Black women that they need to stop saying that men back in the day were so much better. Truth is they hid their shit better. Truth is Black men in 2015 come from the same system as the men back in the day.
Truth is Black men still have these sentiments today! So it is time to disconnect from the Black male collective and work to restore and heal the self, because we have always been on our own and likely always will.
Check out these photos for proof: If they appear blurry just click on the photo
And The FINAL STRAW for me goes toooooooooooooooo:
There you have it : Black men who were so-called Pro Black hated us then and hates us now. An admitted rapist and white woman carouser gives us his raw truth.
And here are the reviews where this rapist was celebrated:
“A collection of essays straight out of Dante’s Inferno. The hell is there, and its name is America…as with Malcolm X, Cleaver’s book is a spiritual autobiography. An odyssey of a soul in search of itself, groping toward a personal humanism which will give meaning to life…the book is important…the book is extraordinary.”—Shane Stevens, The Progressive
“A remarkable book…beautifully written…Eldridge Cleaver makes you twist and flinch…he throws light on the dark areas that we wish he would leave alone.”—The Nation
“Brilliant and revealing.”—New York Times Book Review
“All the essays [in Soul on Ice] deal with racial hurt, racial struggle, and racial pride…Eldridge Cleaver is a promising and powerful writer, an intelligent and turbulent and passionate and eloquent man.”—Robert Coles, Atlantic Monthly
So come again when you tell me that Black women aren’t the most hated? You mean you can bypass all the rape and hate and say it is brilliant? Revealing? And he is the hurt one?
Before you scream “not all”
Do show me where the masses of Black men are defending Black women against rape, abuse, murder, and public display of hate that can be witnessed everywhere online.
I’ve seen more Black men defend Rachel Dolezal and Kim Kardashian over Black women being killed, raped, and assaulted by Black men, and there is NOTHING but silence from Black men when Black women are killed by cops.
Black men get cities shut down from rioting and protesting when a Black man is shot and killed.
Black women can barely get 50 people to show up at a rally and get a hashtag and that is it.
Just admit the truth people: Black men hate Black women because they hate themselves and they spend all day online trying to prove that we need to love ourselves more(of course we do), but won’t address the fact that they don’t love and value themselves either. It is easy to pick a part things like Black women wearing weaves, wearing their hair relaxed and getting plastic surgery and say “master trained you well” but it is not easy for them to look in the mirror and realize that the hate they have for us is rooted in their hate for Blackness and Femininity. Sure misogyny is everywhere, but Black American men have yet to discover what it means to be a man without white supremacist standards rooted in domination and violence.
MOST of the violence and hate within the Black culture comes from Black men. There are not masses of Black women shooting Black men, queer, transpeople, and kids. There not masses of Black women raping Black men.Why? Because they are dealing with oppression of being Black, but also want to maintain their false sense of superiority by trying to live up to white supremacist patriarchal standards.
Black men have to redefine Black Masculinity and stop defining their manhood by white cis, heternormative patriarchy and get rid of the idea of Black patriarchy because it serves NO one. Never has served anyone and never will! I am tired of the stories of “Back in Africa we treated our women with respect” because there are SEVERAL parts of Africa that have embedded misogyny due to most of the world being patriarchal in nature. We have to stop acting like there is something to go back to and stop these Youtubeversity scholars who spit out half truths to serve this notion that we were all good until the white man came. Don’t get me wrong, Black people as a race have been oppressed in white supremacist world, but at what point do we begin to discuss solutions and speak the truth? What point do we hold Black men accountable and stop using “the white man” as an excuse for Black men to stay the same? At what point will we address the destruction of patriarchy and the fact that Black women, kids,queer, and transgender people would not live if we left Black men to be in charge?
Okay sorry I am going off the limb here…but you get my drift.