Monday, January 9, 2012
The obsession and objectification of the black female for social, political and financial gain
People have written about how insulting and inappropriate it is for this man to objectify the First Lady in order to supposedly express his disagreement with her healthy eating initiative. I could personally attack him for his deplorable behavior (but it would be way to easy) or I could detail the historical obsession and objectification of black females by white males and white society at large. But I won't because those things would detract from what I think is really important.
The black woman being continually attacked for the sole purpose of enrichment through black female degradation is a practice that needs to be abolished.
The methodical efforts to permanently devalue the black female and their image in the minds of most people in society began long ago. Those efforts have hindered black females being seen as human beings that are worthy of respect and protection even among the men of our own race. It is precisely the reason why lost black men have no sense of urgency to ensure that black females are protected and the reason why lost black women have continued to submit themselves to the degradation.
To attack the First Lady in this manner screams fear and the masses are running scared because she is the epitome of black womanhood annihilating stereotypes with each step she makes. I am proud that Michelle Obama represents us on a national level.
The lost have been so desensitized like the majority of society and it has become expected and therefore a conditioned state of being to tear down black women. Unfortunately, too many of our lost permeate popular culture creating a national level of dysfunction and disrespect for black women that has proven difficult to overcome. Too many refuse to have higher expectations for those they choose to support and emulate.
What will it take for there to be complete solidarity in the fact that our success and future lies with the respect and protection of black women?