There is no doubt in my mind the most beautiful creation ever created is the black woman. What is so beautiful about black women? That’s like asking, “What’s so dazzling about the sun?”
The strength of black women has carried many black men and their light has provided guidance in infinite darkness. Beauty such as this should be treasured.
With all this being said, one would think the state of black women would be a good one. I’m saddened to say that it isn’t. Black women are constantly the victims of disrespect, neglect, emotional and physical abuse, and jealousy.
Why are our black women being treated this way?
Many black women on FAMU’s campus disrespect themselves in their appearance and attitude. If a woman dresses in a manner that causes a man to focus on her “assets,” that guy will most likely not have positive thoughts towards her. His initial thought would be more about her in his bed than of her as someone who can provide spiritual growth in his life.
Each black woman has a role in the way she is portrayed, but the main reason black women are in such a fragile state is black men.
For a long time black women have been disrespected and neglected by black men. For example, many of the black male athletes are married to white women. I am not against bi-racial marriages but why don’t I see a lot of black women celebrities married to white men?
It appears the disrespect is reaching a zenith. It’s a shame many black men make more derogatory remarks towards black women than compliments. Whether you hear it in a song or walking through the set, a person can hear a variety of derogatory remarks towards black women.
Black men, we have long been the oppressors of black women! We have caused these delicate petals to fall down among thorns.
Black women have persevered through more than any other race and gender and instead of uplifting them, black men kick at their integrity. On behalf of all black men, I apologize.
Black men, our strengths are shown when we support our families and when our women feel not only physically protected, but spiritually protected.
Contrary to many views, a black man’s strength is not determined by how fast his right hook is or how much he can drink at one party. It is shown by how well he treats a black woman.
Rudy Jean-Bart, 20, is a sophomore public relations student from Miramar. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.