In the 1990s a white rock group was filmed while performing live before a white audience using a number of racial epithets to describe black and brown people. The white audience loved it judging by the chuckling heard on the audio.
The leader of this rock band, Puns and Poses, never defended his group or his impromptu lyrics by making the following statement:
"If you're a n*gg*r, you're probably not going to like us," he says. "If you're a coon, you probably don't like us. If you're not a coon or a n*gg*r, don't be jumping to the defense of these despicable black males. Just like I shouldn't be jumping to the defense of no punks or no cowards or no slimy sons of jackasses that are white men. I never understood why an upstanding black man would even think we're talking about him."
Cube laughs off N.W.A's lyrical treatment of women (which, to be fair, got way worse after he left the group).
"If you're a b*tch, you're probably not going to like us," he says. "If you're a ho, you probably don't like us. If you're not a ho or a b*tch, don't be jumping to the defense of these despicable females. Just like I shouldn't be jumping to the defense of no punks or no cowards or no slimy son of a b*tches that's men. I never understood why an upstanding lady would even think we're talking about her."
Rancid Pose, the leader of my mythical white rock band, and Ice Cube likely have a lot in common. They both probably think that most black men and most black women, respectively, are trash. And both probably think that there are exceptional black people that fall into the categories of “a credit to their race” or “a credit to their gender,” respectively.
Rancid Rose and Ice Cube ought to take the time to realize that they are mirror reflections of one another. In fact, a lot of patriarchy, sexism spewing black men should at just how close to white racists they are in thought pattern.
|just counting "b*ches" here, not the "hos"|
The black man in the video below says that N.W.A. took “b*tch” and it acceptable to call black women almost all by themselves and that black women took it up too. I don’t know if that’s true that N.W.A. started that mess, but they most certainly made it worse. N.W.A. called black women “b*tches" 208 times by his count.
That is, most black and brown people know that where ever a large number of white people who are comfortable yelling the n-word out in public among their peers, you know that you that you have time traveled to a place where you can be beaten or killed for just looking at a white person in the wrong way.
And the same holds true for “b*tch" and "ho” yelling, singing, rapping black men in regards to black women.
At least one of the black men of N.W.A. beat black women regularly. Dre's violence and domestic violence never ended in the death of a black woman. But the black men who listen to this mess have done a number on themselves, as a friend of a friend said. N.W.A projected out into the atmosphere a despising of black women that, at least partially, justified the beating of women
Rabid white racists and rabid black sexists/black misogynists are cut from very similar cloth. But the thing that’s very different for white racists as opposed to black misogynists, is that white racists do not have praise and defense coming from their victims. Black misogynists like N.W.A., by comparison, have a huge following among their black female victims. N.W.A's lyrical victims have been brainwashed, based on white racism, into putting racial solidarity above everything, even self-respect and self-preservation.
over and over again,
So how is it so many in the black community don’t understand that words have consequences when they are used by black men to pound black women into dirt?
White racism had a lot to do with why police didn't really look for "The Grim Sleeper" for decades. But misgynoir had a bigger part in why most of that black community wasn’t even looking for the serial killer in their midst.
So yes, #OscarsSoWhite the sequel is bad. There's no doubt about this. But at least the movie “Straight Outta Compton” didn’t win an Oscar. That is fantastic news as far as black women are concerned, whether most of us understand that or not. May everybody associated with it disappear into oblivion where they belong.