This past September an incident occurred in Louisiana where a white man attacked a group of Black women, unprovoked. He yelled racial slurs at them, spit on and slapped them while a group of white men stood by watching silently.
Check out the video for yourself:
Several things stood out here, the assault appeared to be unprovoked and the guy clearly became irate when he realized that Black woman was filming the incident, why? The reason is because this happens so often under the blanket that for her to uncover that by filming was an affront to him.
The next thing is the man was clearly a coward, actually in the video he said that “there wasn’t a man here who would do anything,” so that goes to show you that he picks on people who he perceives to be weaker than himself. I wonder if he would have gotten in a Black man’s face and spit on him that way.
But he had a point, the other white men just stood there. Now had that been a blonde woman being treated that way by a white man or GOD FORBID a Black man (right?)…we all know they would have jumped in.
However, because Black women, according to some, are yuh know “so masculine, unattractive and not real women”…it’s cool…and who knows MAYBE those white men standing around felt the same way as the white man who was attacking the black women.
So this is part of the reason why I really can’t get with the minority of black women who set up these white male worship sites and who pretend like white men are our saviors, when in reality, they’re really not.
I’m not saying there is anything wrong with liking a white man who respects you and I am IN NO WAY saying ALL white men think or behave the way the man in this video does, and if you look at the Young Turks video where there are white men who were appalled by the video, it will attest to that, but it’s a disservice to believe that white men care about Black women (in general) and it’s also foolish to believe that they would stand with us more so than Black men when ish hits the fan.
Most white men probably would not.
Most white men may not have acted like the man who was cursing and attacking the woman, but I have a feeling most would probably sit idly by…maybe someone might call 911, but that’s really it.
So there is no point in attacking Black men and acting like all white men care about us. People are individuals…for every Black man bashing a Black woman on YouTube, you can find ten white men bashing Black women all over the internet.
Take people on the individual level. You have to take people on a case by case basis and if someone disrespects you, regardless of color…all you can do is pray for them, protect your mind, protect your heart and protect your person.
What that man did was humiliating and wrong and where is the outrage? Things like this happen all too often and we don’t see the same outrage we see when other groups of people are attacked.
Video By Young Turks: