I struggled with how to start this or even post this. I was honestly afraid of what feathers I would ruffle but in thinking about, I really don’t care and I am entitled to my own opinion.
So with that being said, I am sick and tired of black men being put on the back burner.
Let me say a prayer because I can already feel the side eye of WOC coming my way.
Let me explain, I promise I'll get to the point better than Kevin Hart.
I have been seeing this meme every day last week and I’m sick of it.
The caption that went along with it was something a long the lines of black women saving the day, completely erasing black men and the fact that black men also voted.
How could I ever forget my Facebook timeline, “we should let black women run the country”, “Black women always get things done”.
I am going to make a disclaimer:
IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW BY NOW, I AM A PROUD BLACK WOMAN. I love my sisters and the amazing things we do in life so I am not taking away your voice or power.
I guess you can say I am upset because prior to this, I would see how women (unfortunately of color), were dragging black men. I am happily married to one and got a better understanding of what they deal with on a daily basis and it SUCKS!
On almost every social media, they are labeled as trash, aint s***, unfaithful, having 50 baby mamas and that is not always the case. There are many men out there who are looking for a woman to treat like a queen. I have explained a little bit the terrible experiences I encountered with black men and I can be honest and say that I allowed that to trickle into my relationship with my hubby. I made him pay for their mistakes. He had to shake me up and make me realize that he’s not like them, never was and never will be.
How many times ladies, have we ruined a good relationship because we were so afraid of being hurt? Now the guy might not have been ‘the one’ but maybe his purpose was to teach you a lesson.
Yes black women are God’s gift to the world. We are so marginalized and it’s become a norm to us. We deal with mental, emotional, physical, spiritual trauma daily.
But at one point do we start including our brothers ESPECIALLY in this case?
It is clear as day that women were not the only ones who voted. We did that together as a community. When we come together, we make miracles happen.
If only we can apply that togetherness in every aspect in life.
Imagine the change that could occur…