Sound Off: Reactions to Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Intiative
To direct your attention to the obvious, there have been some strong reactions to President Obama’s initiative of My Brother’s Keeper that has sparked many a gender political and social debate between black men and women. While no one who is right within and in their sound mind would dare deny the dire necessity of Obama’s launch in black male communities (especially the youth). As black men are and have been the target of slaughter whilst their murders go unavenged since the dawn of the African American (not to mention the imprisonment slavery and psychological oppression). Regardless of the chinks in the armor of Obama’s initiative, black men need this…this recognition now, more than ever. However black male communities are also black female communities. What of the black woman whose fate has always been tied, irrevocably, to the black man’s? Do they fall at the waist side?
Crunk Feminist Perspective writes an honest, funny, and unapologetically real piece on the issue.
“It’s Saturday Morning. It’s International Women’s Day. And I have a rant. A rant that I need to share in this community of like-minded folks. A rant so that I don’t lose my shit with some educated Black men, who need to be hemmed up by the cufflinks.
On Thursday, in my weekly column at Salon, I wrote about the President’s new My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, and what it means for Black and Brown women and girls, who have yet again been decentered from the national conversation on race and class disparities.
To continue click the link: Who Will Keep Our Sisters? A Rant About the Incredibly Bad Arguments in Defense of My Brother’s Keeper
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