Note: This article was written by Rob Parks. Due to technical difficulty through wordpress, I posted it for him on my username.
Do black women really and truly respect black men? This is a serious question that we
have to give some careful thought and consideration to. The cause of this question that is
being posed precedes hundreds of years. We have to look at many aspects of life and judge
the black men vs .black female dynamic in order to really find the answer.
In America it is a well known fact that all non caucasian races live under the notion of what is
considered WHITE SUPREMACY. White Supremacy makes it extremely difficult for a black
man to assert himself as a person to be respected in society and also his home. Many
black women do not see black men as a group of people that they can collectively respect. It is possible that we can look at
at slavery being the root cause of this. Black men were routinely separated from their wife
and kids against their will by the white slaveowners. The slaveowners were then
allowed to have their way with our women. This is very psychologically damaging to the
mind of a black women. Naturally a man is looked to by the woman to be the head and
the protector. If this black man could not protect the black woman from being raped,
what makes you think that the black woman could respect him?
This lack of respect for black men carried over to Civil Rights times. Even in 2017, the lack of respect for Black men is still evident. Many black women are the head of single parent households. I will be honest and admit that many black men are not good examples as patriarchs for our community. Many black men have bad intentions with regards to treating and respecting black women. We also must address the faults and bad choices that many black women make with regards to the sorry black men they deal with. Overall, it is just a vicious cycle. At the end of the day, I can attest that Black women have no respect for the majority of Black Men.