What Does Fourth of July Mean for the Black Woman?

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Does it really mean freedom?Freedom to walk down the road, street, path and treated like a human being? Or will she be treated like a woman of ill repute, with eyes glued to her glorious backside, since America discovered backsides due to Jennifer Lopez, Kim Khardashian and Beyonce?

Will the Fourth of July mean that a sista walking down a concourse will be invisible because she really has no value unless she has a microphone in her hand like Diana Ross singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”? And the person that remembered seeing Miss Ross oh so many decades ago, will she clutch her handbag and recoil in fear thinking the darkie in front of her, who unbeknownst to the terrified white woman, is in a much higher tax bracket and does not need her paltry wad of cash?

Independence Day for the Black Woman…as she strolls down the esplanade, or the park or cross walk, will she be blissful because the man she loves, loves her for her, and she does not have to worry about him raising his voice, raising a fist or emotionally abusing her, because…well they have it like that and it takes hard work on both sides.

Do you get excited to see fireworks, that is fireworks if your community can afford them with budget cuts, and do you realize that in 1776 when you were colored you weren’t even considered a person? That Post Slavery times you still had to fight for your freedom, the right to vote, to own property, to work in a place where you weren’t considered “the help”? Refer to Frederick Douglass’ famous speech on this holiday for African-Americans, it put things into proper prospective, for all you scholars out there.

I will be happy this fourth of July. I will thank God for my health, family, friends and my loyal pet. I will reflect on the many contributions my sisters made to this company and be free. I will eat that chocolate chip pie and be a happy camper.

What does the Fourth of July mean to you?

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He Blinded Me With BS Science

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I am sorry gentle readers for my absence. The news has been quite intriguing. evolutionary psychologist  Satoshi Kanazawa  wrote a “scientific article” on how Black Women are considered the least attractive out of all ethnicities. He stated that Black Men were even more attractive than Black Women. Since then, the article has been removed because the server crashed. Cyberspace was on fire with folks heated. Who is this guy?

Well it turns out this ASIAN-American man has a history of saying stupid, controversial things such as, Women are essentially prostitutes, feminists are wrong, attractive couples have more daughters, the rabbit kicked the bucket, I need more cowbells, Ice Cube is a pimp, etc. This scientist with the Kwanzaa Black holiday sounding last name openly courts controversy and magazines allow him to spread his poison to the masses in our wonderful melting pot of American Society.

Unfortunately for Black Women, they get caught up in this firestorm. I see many, but not all, with necks swerving, writing: But “they”, insert group, are always trying to get a tan, butt implants, lip injections, and hair extensions. The super intellectuals will be to inform you that the bustle was created to resemble the Black Female figure after the sensation of the Hottentot Venus. And so on.

Then the Latinas and Whites reply, “Your own men don’t want your ghetto arses” and they proceed to name check every Famous and not so Famous Black Man that has dated outside their race.”

The exchange gets to be very hostile but it does not even solve anything.

Yet it does not even answer the question of  who in Sam Hill allowed this overcompensation for lack of size pseudo scientists to propagate these incendiary ideas. His research methods are flawed and suspect. Who were the people that he questioned? Were they from Caribou, Maine or members of the New Nazi Party? Could they have been people of color who bleach their skin and harbor such self-hatred? How large was your sample and did you ask anybody from the East Side of Detroit or in Burundi or a country where they have Fat Beauty Pageants? Did you use data from plastic surgeons who tweak appearances or just thumb through Marie Claire and People and counted the model and celebrities and then constructed your high fallutin’ bar graphs?

I don’t  know “Mr. Kwanzaa” Quack Social Scientist, perhaps you take your hypothesis from experiments from the 1800’s where the African brain was considered smaller than the European one, especially since this was the time that Africa’s resources were plundered by European empires? Do you discuss how Asians have eye surgery to get a more western look, or during WWII Japanese Women injected their breast with silicone to make their breasts look bigger for American Servicemen? Speaking of  WWII due to racism the atomic bomb was not dropped in Berlin, Germany but….Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese Americans were placed in interment camps and German-Americans during the war years either fought in the war or listened to FDR broadcasts… in the comforts of the home.

I could easily post links to phallus size  from where your antecedents come from, based on legitimate scientific study.  They come out on the er, shorter end of the stick. Nevertheless, if I went and methodically investigated your past I could  reveal without a doubt where your hatred comes from. Already,  petitions have gone around denouncing your quackery, thereby decreasing your income streams because I know greed is a major incentive for what you do. Happy Kwanzaa, six months ahead of schedule!!

P.S. The American born Kanazawa’s surname means “marsh of gold.” Nothing in my cursory google research describes anything about his personal life, jus, just stuff like girls liking pink  and Asians lacking creativity. I am not making this up!! He is an equal opportunity bigot who denounces “political correctness”. Marsh of excrement is more like it.

We do not need anyone else to validate our beauty.

More News AT Eleven

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Newt Gingrich is running as a Republican Candidate for President against President Obama. He referred to President Obama as “The Food Stamp President”. More race baiting. This is kind of old. Due to the recession people were forced to receive food stamps, welfare and unemployment just to survive. Americans wanted to work but there were no jobs available. I believe it was due to the fact that there was something called the  global Great Recession. In previous posts I explained in layman’s terms what caused it, so I won’t repeat myself. The fact is, once you use loaded terms people’s defenses go up. My stress levels increase and I am reminded how dirty politics can be. I despise hypocrites and feel that they are fleecing the public’s pockets to become richer. Double Standards become the norm and real issues do not get solved.

Gingrich led the call for former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, due to his lying over having an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Meanwhile Gingrich was enjoying his own tawdry affairs and his excuse was “he was working too hard.” He was working too hard alright. Right into the bed of some strumpets.

And what does this phrase “We Need To Take America Back Mean?”  America is the land of opportunity and we supposedly have freedom, but does the aforementioned phrase mean a thinly veiled reference to back from a Black Man who many still believe was not born in the US? Do they mean America that launches wars primarily on people with khaki color skin and take and exploit countries resources? Where the rich and corporations get tax breaks and the poor become poorer? Lynchings and separate water fountains and back of the bus and illegal medical experiments and environmental pollution and counting coloreds as three fifths of a person? I keep hearing talk about children’s futures and grandchildren’s futures but no real talk on Wall Street Reform. What is wrong with making sure that Americans have adequate healthcare instead of  executives at health insurance companies getting massive bonuses? And don’t get me started on oil prices and immigration.

Why do some people of privilege argue that the poor are lazy as if they have the best schools and environment to thrive in? I can go on and on but it saddens me. As the racial and ethnic demographics in the US shift to minority being majority, I shudder to think of what rhetoric and legislation will become prevalent and accepted as gospel and law.

I have two advanced degrees, no criminal background, but people still prejudge me and underestimate my intelligence. Elderly women tighten their purses and bigots devise ways to marginalize me. Some people really think affirmative action is reverse discrimination.

I know whose child I am.

Hair It Is: The Comb-Over

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  1. Donald Trump does not have the credentials for President.
  2. He is a Birther, believing that Pres. Obama was born in Kenya.
  3. Trump said he sent a team of investigators to Hawaii and implied that they found something on his birth certificate.
  4. President Obama held a press conference, showed the long form of his birth certificate stating that he had  “more important things to do.”
  5. Trump bragged that he did what no other person was able to, get him to show his birth certificate. (the short form was already shown in 2008)
  6. He is now implying that Obama got into Columbia because of affirmative action. (despite Obama graduating magna cum laude and being elected President of the Harvard Law Review.
  7. He refers to African-Americans as “the Blacks” and said that he got along with them. It was later revealed that he was in violation of the “Fair Housing Act”, due to his refusal of renting apartments to Blacks.
  8. He is very arrogant and people abroad cannot understand the Birther movement. He has been president almost a full term.
  9. Blacks resent this because they know that as a Black you always have to prove yourself, and folks assume you cannot be intelligent.
  10. Racism is rearing its ugly head, and it’s used to generate votes by the Teabag Party.