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Activists Hang Highway Banner BLASTING Black Men for Not Fighting for Women in Black Lives Matter

Avatar • Aug 10, 2016

Dear Black Men*, *(cisgender and straight)
While you’re busy not fighting for us,
Remember that you’re killing us too.
… We ain’t fighting for y’all no more until you stop killing us and until you start centering the violence, trauma, and pain we suffer by antiblack misogynistic violence. This is a new Black future.” — Ashleigh Shackelford

A few days ago activist Ashleigh Shackelford publicly held black men accountable for their lack of support during the more recent killings of black women. The black male response to the police killing of Korryn Gaines on August 1 has been particularly disheartening for many black women. Gaines, killed in her home during a standoff with police, has been dismissed by many black men as a crazy woman who deserved her end — even as questions remain about why a few ticket violations resulted in police showing up to Gaines’ door, and why — when she was detained by police in March — she was allegedly denied food and water. Adding insult to injury, Gaines allowed her partner to escape through the back with her youngest child, while she continued to face off with police. She stood by her black man to the end, only to be largely ridiculed and panned by black men in her death.

Shackelford, along with Bri Carter, Erica Michelle and Catherine Imani, hung the following sign over a local highway, and Shackelford posted an extended letter to Facebook.

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook


These above words, though quoted from Shackelford and her friends, very much echo the feelings of many black women lately. When a black man is unjustly brutalized by police or killed, we step into the front lines of protests and create #protectOurMen and #blackboysmatter hashtags on social media to show that our black men’s and black boy’s lives matter. However, when a black woman or girl suffers rape or murder, there is largely silence — sometimes even justification for the injustice — from our men. This is all with the exception a few (literally, a few) male voices that do speak up in our defense.

You don’t shut sh*& down for us when we’re murdered by the police, by this system, or by our community. — Ashleigh Shackelford

According to a Violence Policy Center (VPC) analysis released in 2012, black women have been murdered by men at an alarming rate in this country. In 2010, the murder rate of black women was nearly 2.5 times higher than that of white women. Additionally, the most common weapon used to commit these homicides was a gun. In the same survey, 94% of murdered black women knew their male killers.

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

The biggest threat to black women and femmes safety is not just white and non-Black people, it’s you. 
We are the revolution. 
And you can’t silence us anymore.
This is just the beginning. This will no longer be a conversation we “keep in the house” because you can’t be trusted to hear us, protect us, humanize us, or love us.

What are your thoughts on this matter?  Share below!

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StraightShooter
StraightShooter
4 years ago

I am glad that this is finally being said. We have marching and protecting Black men for over four hundred years. They have never shown a morsel of appreciation.

Sometimes, it feels like Black women need to just move on from Black men completely. I honestly feel depressed about this. We receive hatred all around. We are always deemed not good enough, especially by Black men.

Joey Kangaroo
Joey Kangaroo
4 years ago

That is literally not true.

J. G.
J. G.
4 years ago

This is more about personal baggage and hating black men then it is about being honest about who is participating and who is not. This post spells it out clearly.

maralondon
maralondon
4 years ago

Why are there a lot of BW who believe that there are all these white and other men willing to leave their women to be with us. Majority have been brainwashed to stick with their own and a BW would be the last thing on their minds. And before you comment I’m not saying that there aren’t any of those men who do not have black mates I’m just saying just don’t be disappointed if none of them are paying any attention to you.

lis
lis
4 years ago

Look up Breukelen Bleu on youtube. That’s all.

Sarah Jane
Sarah Jane
4 years ago

Keep your head up sis — I feel your pain. Yes they need to do more but there are still black men out there standing up for us — sometimes it’s so hard to see it through all of the negativity on internet though!

2Duv4Luv .
2Duv4Luv .
4 years ago

StraightShooter I agree ?. Sadly i’ve moved on from black men. The more black women try to protect black men the more they hate us. Let them fight their own battles.

michelles2cents
michelles2cents
4 years ago

Where are you getting, “They have never shown a morsel of appreciation”?

I have plenty of black men in my life who love me, appreciate me, and are there for me when I need them. I’m sorry if you don’t, but it still doesn’t give you the right to make a blanket statement like that.

theresa.
theresa.
4 years ago

I’m happy that black women are starting to call out black men on their hypocritical bs more. These are the same males that constantly come up with x, y, z reasons why they hate black women, but expect us to be their biggest supporters to the point where we’re on the front lines more than them. So good, I hope this continues.

V3
V3
4 years ago
Reply to  theresa.

The tired man bashing smh.

Oratilwe
Oratilwe
4 years ago
Reply to  theresa.

Oh, no girl, I agree with you. It just doesn’t make sense to bash the blm movement because it’s a “gay” movement. That’s what I was a dressing

Alan Fournier
Alan Fournier
4 years ago

Black, white and in between women have been shitting and freeloading off men since the dawn of humanity. For forty years you bitches have been dissing men throughout the western world. You fucking protect yourselves. You want equality, fight your own battles for a change.

ItsOverSteinBots
ItsOverSteinBots
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan Fournier

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Rose
Rose
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan Fournier

Black men are the laziest, most abusive, most criminal, and least educated males ON EARTH. I would never date, marry, or allow them to pass on their genes to further plague society.

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan Fournier

Who left their screaming baby here?

Nick IsHere
Nick IsHere
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan Fournier

You bitches”? Didn‘t your Momy teach you better? Equality means quality — for everyone: male, female, children and lgbtq*. No body is taking stuff away from you by giving freedom and human dignity to someone else. And if this is what you fear, the loose of control over another human being, than get your shit togehter and start a better life. Because this movement is moving forward — weather you like it or not, bitch.

crystal91
crystal91
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan Fournier

The irony.

Oratilwe
Oratilwe
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan Fournier

Freeloading how of men oppressed them and didn’t allow them to vote/drive/rise up/ride a bike/ have a job/ GET A PROPER EDUCATION?? Women have been fighting their own battles and this isn’t to take credit away from the men who’ve helped them but you didn’t and still don’t get a lot of men willing to admit that they have that privilege over women you don’t get a lot of men willing to stand up against gender injustices and all the rest. They’ll say they want a strong independent woman but even then they still want her to cook dinmer. They… Read more »

merrakesh
merrakesh
4 years ago
Reply to  Oratilwe

He is talking about reproductive rights and child support. AND HE IS GODDAMNED RIGHT! Since the 70s black women have been getting the assistance of the government to force men to pay child support.… and in many cases the child was had without the consent to the father.… and in many others the child isnt even his. To compound matters, while men struggle, under the threat of arrest, women are offered assistance through job training programs, section 8 housing and AFDC. When they get their education and good jobs they get to a point where they can look down on… Read more »

Connie
Connie
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan Fournier

this comment just proves who you really are

TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

We need to stick together. If you don’t, who will?!

StraightShooter
StraightShooter
4 years ago

I’m talking about within the broader collective. Obviously, individuals have different experiences. I’m not sure why people can’t understand that.

michelles2cents
michelles2cents
4 years ago

The “broader collective” of BLACK men, but not the broader collective of men in general? I see your agenda. Let’s lump black men together as no good and unappreciative but let white men off the hook for everything they do. Let’s “move on” from black men and MOVE TO white men, right? I wish you realized how ridiculous you sound. The only men you’re angry with are the men who are created by black women, but you’re not shading yourself, right? It’s hard to believe you’re a BLACK woman at all when you try to tie the decency of a… Read more »

StraightShooter
StraightShooter
4 years ago

I’m saying there is so much division in our community. Black women are the people always compromising. Black men don’t seem to care about fixing our issues. To me it seems time for all of us to move on.

michelles2cents
michelles2cents
4 years ago

There’s that expression again, “move on”. I don’t know why you’re so invested in black women “moving on” from our fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons. Maybe you’re hoping our race breeds itself out of existence, who knows? In any case, keep dreaming.

lis
lis
4 years ago

Mammys kill me.…..

eldwdubu
eldwdubu
4 years ago

Excellent comment and expression of common sense, thank you for adding your 2 cents!

K. Maiza
K. Maiza
4 years ago

The comment beneath this says it all. BLM was FOUNDED by black women and have consistently rallied around black men in the face of state-sponsored violence and yet we’re told to “fucking protect yourselves.” While we’re busy protecting ourselves, maybe we should step back from championing the causes of BM.

Ganadora Loteria
Ganadora Loteria
4 years ago
Reply to  K. Maiza

Exactly. I don’t march for black men, especially after finding out that Alton Sterling raped a 14 year old girl when he was 21 years old.

Let these cis-black men fight for themselves.

K. Maiza
K. Maiza
4 years ago

The men we complain about were put in our wombs and abandoned by the men who were supposed to protect all of us. The American black man is on his knees and pointing a finger at everyone BUT self. *SMH*

Allen Casennorp
Allen Casennorp
4 years ago

Can please stop looking for an offense? Sometimes I think that we as black people have no meaning in our lives unless we’re being offended by someone or something.

Maryfrancis
Maryfrancis
4 years ago

Last I checked it takes two to conceive a child. This is the attitude they are protesting about.

ItsOverSteinBots
ItsOverSteinBots
4 years ago

You act like you’ve got a choice. If black women could date or marry out in the same numbers as black men, you would have been gone a long time ago.

lis
lis
4 years ago

You wait.

Maryfrancis
Maryfrancis
4 years ago

So women have children by themslves and can make men marry them? That’s news to me!/s

Let's Build
4 years ago
Reply to  Maryfrancis

Women can decide who they sleep with, women can decide if they will open their legs before they get married or before they’ve dated someone for at least 6 months… they can also decide to give up the pussy and let a bum fuck them raw after spending $13 at McDonalds on them. Its YOUR womb.

Its also women that decide if they want to keep a baby or get an abortion — or do you want to sit and lie pretend she has no power to decide there either?

Ringo5692
Ringo5692
4 years ago
Reply to  Let's Build

Or a man can be a man and raise his children regardless if he is with the mother or not.That is the mans choice as well as using condoms and getting sterilized before he gets someone pregnant. Both parties are responsible for insuring birthcontrol.

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago
Reply to  Let's Build

These extremely specific scenarios you keep coming up with come off like you have some personal demons you are trying to exercise here.

Did YOU let a a bum raw fuck YOU behind a McDonald’s, and now you’re scarred for life? Was your Mom a prostitute, and now you blame all women for her choices? Cuz it sure sounds like it.

JW
JW
4 years ago

Finally, the real agenda rears its ugly head. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Sadly, the BLACK house has not stood as strong as the houses of its enemies, which allowed for outsiders to conquer it centuries ago. The patriarchal societies that we traditionally have been up against on the world stage mop the floor with the matriarchal/patriarchal competitive society we have presented. Men fight for resources through sheer will and brute force, then use the support of women to hold the society together. This is how things are done in the history of life, no matter how one… Read more »

Joey Kangaroo
Joey Kangaroo
4 years ago

The top people in charge of BLM. ARE WOMEN. So why are black males getting blamed for this. Oh right.. blame the black guy.

ItsOverSteinBots
ItsOverSteinBots
4 years ago

By and large you have alienated your natural allies and they’ve gotten the message. When black women have crowed they’re “independent” and “don’t need no man” for 35–40 years, good black men have taken you at your word and bounced.

Karma at its finest.

Good luck!

Ganadora Loteria
Ganadora Loteria
4 years ago

Natural allies? You mean the same ‘allies’ who rape, beat, shame and street harass us? Yes, please bounce, bounce, bounce into the horizon.

eldwdubu
eldwdubu
4 years ago

Black community, don’t let these dykes mislead you.

eldwdubu
eldwdubu
4 years ago

It’s no different in the white community, men are men with their own issues and misogamy, don’t make the Black man any different than other men of all races, women around the world have the same issues with men. All you Black feminists are doing are isolating yourselves from the Black community as a whole.

maralondon
maralondon
4 years ago
Reply to  eldwdubu

You’re so right. I think a lot of people will be shocked to hear of some of the horrific things happening to women across many communities. Some are kept very hush hush. Men in general do not step up to the plate when it comes to standing up for women’s injustices. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not trying to lump issues Black people have with those of other people’s as i’m well aware of the struggles that have been going on for the past few hundreds of years. It seems that we have a lot of healing to undergo… Read more »

V3
V3
4 years ago

The black male response to the police killing of Korryn Gaines on August 1 has been particularly disheartening for many black women.”

Those women skim over the facts of her killing. 9 black women have been killed this year vs 133 black men. There’s just no comparison. It’s more black feminist propaganda and EVERYBODY knows BLM is a gay agenda movement and always has been.

Oratilwe
Oratilwe
4 years ago
Reply to  V3

So what if it is if people are dying and attention is being brought to that? Please

V3
V3
4 years ago
Reply to  Oratilwe

EVERYTHING is wrong with it. It isn’t like it has done anything profound or even constructive. It has hidden agendas that negatively impact black people as a whole.

Whinymendisgustme
Whinymendisgustme
4 years ago

Once again, you do nothing but 1)complain and 2)put the solutions on Black women’s shoulders. Wash, rinse, repeat. This is exactly the kind of bullshit women are quite tired of. In other words, you need to shut the fuck up.

Whinymendisgustme
Whinymendisgustme
4 years ago

I really don’t think ya’ll should keep pushing your luck by arrogantly continuing to make demands upon women (while offering 0 in return). You might not like the actual solutions women come up with. I caution you to choose your words wisely. Watch that ego and entitlement. Might come for that ass in a way you least expect.

Let's Build
4 years ago

Ohhh, I’m so scared. What are you gonna do? I dare you to do something.

Making empty threats like you are in any position of power. Punk ass strong and independent 1 min., crying about not get any help the next.

Get outta here with that BS.

Tru_Master_Race
Tru_Master_Race
4 years ago

I don’t see how this is helpful… honestly it seems like the true purpose of this article is division. CO Intel Pro anyone?

D. R. Maggie
D. R. Maggie
4 years ago

Same thing white people say when we talk about black lives

Joey Kangaroo
Joey Kangaroo
4 years ago
Reply to  D. R. Maggie

The leaders of the BLM are women, they are controlling the messing more then men in many cases. So why are you blaming males for this?

Tru_Master_Race
Tru_Master_Race
4 years ago
Reply to  D. R. Maggie

I see, what would you recommend as an appropriate means of protesting what many people see as the unjust brutality and out right murder of innocent people? I am hopeful you have something useful here.

D. R. Maggie
D. R. Maggie
4 years ago

How about acknowledging and respecting BLACK WOMEN’S LIVES as well. We’re not “one.” We are women. Some of the things we experience as black women you will never see. Get it?

J. G.
J. G.
4 years ago

It seems personal baggage can’t be avoided. As a black man, I’ve been to rallies, protests, used my design skills to help campaigns on social media, and gone to strategy meetings. I see many black men at these events, and many black men don’t feel comfortable holding up a sign and begging to live, but are still outraged. It’s basically the sexism and racism those women claim to fight against, held close to their hearts. Silencing black men, erasing our effort and contribution, and dictating for us what is in our own hearts is racist and sexist by definition. Rather… Read more »

D. R. Maggie
D. R. Maggie
4 years ago
Reply to  J. G.

Lmaoooooo did you just say black MEN experience sexism?

Joey Kangaroo
Joey Kangaroo
4 years ago
Reply to  D. R. Maggie

They do, why do you think Black Men don’t face sexism ?

justtwo post
justtwo post
3 years ago
Reply to  D. R. Maggie

they do.

J. G.
J. G.
4 years ago

I appreciate you exposing your baggage about black men. Sweeping generalizations and stereotypes, but I see thousands of black men participating in BLM despite these hateful lies. Although much of what you said is both racist, and sexist, and feeds the same stereotypes that justify black men being killed… It’s cool. Black men outraged about the deaths of black women by police should take your hate, and ignore it. You aren’t worth the division, please deal with your personal baggage now. Thanks!

Beautiful
Beautiful
4 years ago
Reply to  J. G.

I made it pretty clear that these are generalizations…you can’t talk about entire groups with using them. I’m not racist and sexist for pointing out racism and sexism and I’m not creating “division” for pointing out a division that exists and wanting it to end. Does your argument sound familiar to you? White supremacist trump supporter like…? I have no personal baggage about Black men. They are my father, my brothers, my lover, and my friends… I think I’ve been lucky in that regard in that I don’t have personal experiences that create baggage. The reality is that even good… Read more »

Lifeisgood!
Lifeisgood!
4 years ago

Instead of begging , why not just move on from.them already ??

Lisa
Lisa
4 years ago
Reply to  Lifeisgood!

Hello!!!!

Lifeisgood!
Lifeisgood!
4 years ago

So stop telling and begging and MOVE ON?! Since when does begging and telling change anything ?

Lifeisgood!
Lifeisgood!
4 years ago

Thank you. What woman with any logic begs men?

J. G.
J. G.
4 years ago

There are more white women than black at a lot of these rallies. Please pack your shit and leave if you honestly believe you’ve never seen a black man protesting the death of a black woman. Please. We don’t need you, and the movement certainly does not. More, Black women have been screaming from the mountain tops that y’all are leading BLM, so don’t blame black men for respecting that and not seizing your leadership positions when you didn’t start organizing for Sandra Bland like you did Tamir Rice. That’s your bad. You call yourself a leader, you take responsibility.

J. G.
J. G.
4 years ago

I’ve had a beautiful black woman in my life for the past 10 years, and I can honestly say, PEACE OUT. We don’t need haters who accept the lies of the enemy. The fact is, statistically, many black women are choosing not to marry, and statistically, black men are the best, most engaged fathers in this nation. We aren’t deadbeats, and the ladies aren’t holding us up like we are babies who can’t feed ourselves. I think you “moving on”, with all the baggage you obviously had, was the best thing you could do. Thanks!

benita
benita
4 years ago
Reply to  J. G.

” The fact is, statistically, many black women are choosing not to marry, and statistically, black men are the best, most engaged fathers in this nation.”

Did you type that with a straight face?

Tortoise
Tortoise
4 years ago
Reply to  benita

It is true, just check the statistics.

lis
lis
4 years ago
Reply to  J. G.

Lol

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

I hear you, but it’s easy to say that until you see Black men siding with racists when a Black woman is killed by the police. I’ve seen first hand them clowning victims of police violence, or trying to use respectability politics when the victim is a Black woman. These same men would be outraged if women were doing that to a Black man. You’re right about one thing though.…two wrongs don’t make a right. As Black women, we DO need to speak out and put pressure on MEN, especially Black men, to defend us the same way we defend… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

Everything you say here is 100% truth. I think Black women need to get out of the background and step into the foreground (as many have done and continue to do) and stop deferring to men. I think a lot of Black men unfortunately think standing up for women is somehow “unmanly” which is just sad.

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

I think a lot of this has to do with hypermasculinity…as well as misogyny. I think a lot of Black men unfortunately think standing up for women is somehow “unmanly”, which is just sad.

Joey Kangaroo
Joey Kangaroo
4 years ago
Reply to  Karma Houdini

LOL I am short glasses wearing geek. When I was going up you know how many people black girls gave me the time of day… not many. Do yet all the guys who would have scored a 10 out of 10 on the hypermasculinity scale never had a to worry about dates. Why is that?

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

Ah, I knew it wouldn’t take long before the Hoteps showed up. The “homo agenda”? It boggles my mind that you can be against racism but down with the homophobia all day long. Enlighten me friend. What exactly is the “homo agenda”?

Imsoinsane0bitch2011
Imsoinsane0bitch2011
4 years ago
Reply to  Karma Houdini

hoteps? lol hardly

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

The activists in this article don’t speak for the entire BLM movement though…and “black on black violence” doesn’t exist. It’s just called “violence”. It’s a racist term invented by racists to deflect from literally any conversation about race or racism. All violence tends to be intra-community, meaning that White people tend to kill other Whites, Asians rob other Asians, etc. Singling out Black people is just nonsensical. And there are already groups far older than BLM that deal with fighting crime and violence in Black/urban communities. BLM, like most organizations, has one specific purpose: stopping police brutality against Black citizens,… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

Being independent doesn’t mean “stay silent when a fellow human being is murdered”. It certainly doesn’t mean mock her or come up with excuses for why she got what she deserved. But if it was Black women staying silent about Black men being killed, we’d all be wrong, right?

Nice try, though.

Waekup
Waekup
4 years ago
Reply to  Karma Houdini

The division in views in regard to Ms Gaines situation comes from the basic difference in how black men and women will see a situation when dealing with conflict resolution. Black men, from the time we are told to bring our asses in the house before the lights come on, have dealt directly with conflict management on a different level than black women. What has been witnessed in the wake of her death is men voicing their rationalization of the situation. Men are literally putting themselves in her space and thinking she didn’t have to die that day over this.… Read more »

lordblazer
lordblazer
4 years ago
Reply to  Waekup

Exactly, this woman was not Sandra Bland. She took up arms. People don’t understand when you pick up a weapon it’s kill or be killed. I think it’s because American culture calls you a “pussy liberal” if you tell people that the whole purpose of a handgun and assault rifle is to kill people.. That the purpose of a weapon is to kill people. That soldiers kill people for a living. That going to war means going to another country to kill people who have not wronged you in this modern age. That police kill people. That you have to… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago
Reply to  lordblazer

Again, how is anything you’ve said different from what racists said about the many black men who were murdered? “Oh, they’re criminals, they were stupid, they got what they deserved, etc, etc.” Just because these are women, ya’ll seem to be checking all the compassion you have for those men at the door, and suddenly becoming junior detectives, pretending you were there, have all the facts (not just the media spin), and deciding that these women brought it on themselves. Don’t condescend to the women in these comments giving their personal stories and telling you how badly women are treated… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago
Reply to  Waekup

You do realize that all the excuses you’re making for this woman’s death are no different from what racists did with the Alton Sterling case? And Micheal Brown, and many others? This isn’t about just ONE woman. She wasn’t the only black woman killed, not even just this year. And it doesn’t justify the response to her murder. You’re ignoring the fact that I wasn’t talking about one particular black woman in that comment. You focused on one person who, regardless of the situation, still does not deserve to be mocked for her death. Which is what, as this article… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

But it’s not “attention seeking” when it’s men posting the hash tags though, right? And those 75% statistics are not only false (pulled straight out your ass), they’re also the exact same thing that racists say about the Black community. You know, the same white supremacists you claim to be against? You know what else won’t stop the murder of Black people or white supremacy? The misogynist, homophobic, anti-science BS that you and your ilk love to spew on every available social media platform. Stop having babies out of wedlock you say? But you’ll be the same ones having sex… Read more »

Let's Build
4 years ago
Reply to  Karma Houdini

I did not pull the stats out of thin air. Go research it and come back and tell me what the correct figure is … and name your source. Focus on economy. Miss me with your religion, hotepism, gay/lesbian shit. Its ABOUT THE ECONOMY. That is all I am saying. A woman can decide not to open up her legs. She can decide not to be fucked raw by a guy she has known for less than 6 months. She can decide to get an abortion if the guy isn’t willing to married. Stop pretending like some of ya’ll don’t… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago
Reply to  Let's Build

“Go research” is not a valid response to someone criticising the “stats” you spewed with zero context. You made the claim, so the burden of proof is on YOU. So YOU name your sources. You can miss ME with your “economy” bullshit. You don’t give a damn about the “black community” because you ignore actual solutions for some bullshit respectability politics. You put the onus of responsibility on women and not on a single man. So how does a woman not having sex repair the problems in the black community? Or any community? You’ve revealed your true intentions with that… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago

And since I believe in bringing receipts… Here’s a Politifact post debunking claims about “black on black crime”. It was originally made to debunk some racist tweet from Trump, but it still supports my point well enough. Source: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/nov/23/donald-trump/trump-tweet-blacks-white-homicide-victims/ About 82% of the murders of white people are commited by other whites. But we never talk about “white on white crime.” Also, white people commit more aggrivated assaults than blacks, and commit more rapes than any other group combined. Source: http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/03/03/9‑facts-white-white-crime-far-exceeds-black-black-crime-media-conceals/3/ “The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that compared to Blacks, whites were more likely to kill children, the elderly,… Read more »

zero_kool81
zero_kool81
4 years ago
Reply to  Karma Houdini

Blacks are only 13% of the population and whites make up 73% so by the sheer numbers that would me they do more, so that makes your statement irrelevant. But saying white people do it too is not a justifiable reason for us to do it. But thanks for the info. I ultimately don’t care how white people treat each other.

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago
Reply to  zero_kool81

Actually, white people only make up 62% of the US population, not 73%. This is not counting Hispanics, who may or may not identify as “white”. The statistics I posted were in response to your comment about “black on black” crime. I proved that that concept does not exist, because whites kill other whites at the same rate. Yet we don’t talk about “white on white” crime. The stats were relevant, regardless of whether you personally care about them or not. Whites also commit more of SPECIFIC types of violent crime than black people, so population has no bearing on… Read more »

BallPlayer1000
BallPlayer1000
4 years ago

Smh. This is not helpful at all, but don’t matter because it will continue. Oh well!

Waekup
Waekup
4 years ago

So done with this foolishness I don’t know what to do. We have been equally outraged and stood tall in the center of the ring when the bell has rung in defense of our sistas time and time again. So now because individuals have the ability to rationalize a situation and not everyone has come to the same conclusion as your group… We have abandoned you? Gtfoh. These mf don’t have to keep anything in house. They can put it on front street, the kitchen table, the back yard, out on the garage door, or where ever else they want… Read more »

La Bandita
La Bandita
4 years ago
Reply to  Waekup

That’s a movie, so fiction.

Waekup
Waekup
4 years ago
Reply to  La Bandita

You talking about the last line? The line used as an analogy? Part of the problem has reared it’s head.

La Bandita
La Bandita
4 years ago
Reply to  Waekup

That you even used that movie ay dios mio. Hus characters were White women. To write the Black women he would say I wrote a Black man and I took away disloyalty and fear.

La Bandita
La Bandita
4 years ago
Reply to  Waekup

He was writing about White women. For Black women he would say I wrote a Black man and took away disloyalty and fear.

Ganadora Loteria
Ganadora Loteria
4 years ago
Reply to  Waekup

You sound like a ‘white ally’ looking for a cookie for attending rallies for black people and tweeting ‘#blacklivesmatter’.

Your comment illustrates the problem with black men and their rampant abuse, erasure and hatred towards black women.

Princess
Princess
4 years ago

I know not all black men are cowards…but I have been calling this mess out also…& you know what I get a cold shoulder or push back .I love men of color but lets be real here there are plenty men of color who will be ready to kill or beat up one of their own, for disrespecting them. But let a white man mess with him or his woman he freezes up. I was so anger to see my own race (men & women) say that Korryn brought this on herself. Makes it hard to trust after seeing that…

Esha Fowlin
Esha Fowlin
4 years ago

I suppose Mike Brown also caused his own death by charging that officer too right? Smh

Devin Harrell
Devin Harrell
4 years ago

I, and every brother I know worship black women. In spite of that, most of what I see on the internet, and all I meet in real life is apprehension and scorn. Fuck it, i’m done. I’m taking my ass to Thailand. America doesn’t want black men, but plenty of other places around the world do.

My
My
4 years ago

Interesting article but just another annoying black lives matter protest.What kind of men are they talking about? T‑shirt, jeans and sneakers wearing men or grown men where you can see the difference between a man and his son? They don’t make black men and black women like they use to like the ones that are my 72 year old grandparents. My grandparents worked hard for what they have with an elementary school education and have way more than the generations after them. There isn’t a baby daddy or baby momma. Just husband and wife until death. These protesting isn’t going… Read more »

Imani
Imani
4 years ago

If you are a black man and you are enraged by this, before you go and leave a hateful comment please go and talk to a black woman you care for about how you guys treat us. There is historical evidence how black women have been involved with every black movement only to have our particular issues basically ignored. “I go to rallies and I see other black men there so this isn’t a real problem” is not good enough an argument, that is literally the type of logic white people use against racism. Open your minds, there are oppressions… Read more »

Joey Kangaroo
Joey Kangaroo
4 years ago
Reply to  Imani

I made comment about this and no one replied. Maybe you might. The leaders of BLM are WOMEN. WOMEN are driving the movement. On the BLM site they don’t even have a HIStory section, they have HER-story section. And yet you are blaming us. Everyone blames us for everything.

bruh
bruh
4 years ago

You tell them! Marriage is the answer for all problems in the black community! All women need to get married! Women are the only ones who dictate when they get married, its never men who flake out, don’t want to commit, who are no good. Who cares if he has no job, or beats you, or is in and out of jail? Marry a man and all your issues will melt away. And all the responsibility of child raising is on you! It’s too much to expect a man to contribute to his child’s development if he isn’t bound to… Read more »

Karma Houdini
Karma Houdini
4 years ago
Reply to  bruh

Nailed it.

brian
brian
4 years ago

wtf you think is gonna happen if the police show up to your door.…FOR WHATEVER REASON, and you refuse to comply with their orders.…and have a shotgun in your possession…

Kelly
Kelly
4 years ago
Reply to  brian

Yes. Black women are also victims of police brutality, we just don’t talk about it as much. And I don’t understand how your exemple with the police justifies not fighting for black women when we are the ones fighting for you. bye.

Connie
Connie
4 years ago
Reply to  brian

there’s one right here

Cookie molder
Cookie molder
3 years ago
Reply to  brian

But you were screaming BLM when Mike Brown got shot after STEALING.

Connie
Connie
4 years ago

not a surprised majority of black men don’t give an f about women in today’s world

LittleBabyBug Jones
LittleBabyBug Jones
4 years ago

i cant take her side on this one. she was in the wrong. the cops didn’t just roll up on her apartment and immediately unleash rounds of bullets into her home. no. they gave her ample time to come out and she resisted and pointed a gun at them, with her CHILD being used as a human shield. No ma’am.

maralondon
maralondon
4 years ago

Unfortunately, too many of us are soaking up all the negative on the internet and worse still looking at all these Black celebrities who don’t seem to have an ounce of sense.

Kai Elizabeth
Kai Elizabeth
4 years ago

So we’re not gonna acknowledge that Malcolm X did the same thing? Or are we gonna act like if a Black man did it that we wouldn’t be standing up claiming him as a martyr giving him endless praise along with overflowing gofundmes. The little boy also stated that his mom told him to move away from her. In reality no one has Black women’s back except Black women and we’re frequently silenced for the sake of the “movement” and what we are doing is “dividing” us instead of bringing us together. Even if she was wrong on every length… Read more »

lis
lis
4 years ago

Speak for yourself.…no marching here.

lis
lis
4 years ago

Thank you.…I wonder how much it cost…probably could have traveled with that money and enjoyed themselves instead of wasting a second on some black male.…please.…Black women make themselves out to be a joke instead of focusing on themselves.……which will pay bigger dividends than wasting time on the usual suspects.

Tortoise
Tortoise
4 years ago

Great logic and comments michelle. appreciated!

Tortoise
Tortoise
4 years ago

lmao

Waekup
Waekup
4 years ago

We’ve all seen, in detail, the injustices that have been dealt to us in other cases. There are no excuses for lives being taken over trivial matters where peoples lives shouldn’t be put in danger in the first place. However, to compare what happened in the Gaines case to what has happened to our other brothers and sisters is asinine. It’s not the same situation by a long shot. I don’t care what happened in her life that is used to discredit her after the fact. We’ve all see what happens in the media to justify the killing of our… Read more »

Mario Reasby
Mario Reasby
4 years ago

I can’t side with anyone willing to put a child in danger the way Gaines did, black or white. Holding a shotgun in one hand and your kid in the other isn’t the best way to get your point across. And people forget that her man took HIS son, not her son that she had from a previous relationship. So let’s stop giving her man undeserved credit. We make up way too many excuses for a woman’s actions that we would never make for a man. Do I think a lot of cops are jackasses? Absolutely. But in this case… Read more »

Crazychic
Crazychic
3 years ago
Reply to  Mario Reasby

People love to forget the fact that if the husband wanted to snatch that kid up, he could have.

Benita
Benita
4 years ago

I’m sorry, but they are wasting their time. I wouldn’t be hanging banners or writing manifestos. Just get your crap and leave. Don’t announce to the enemy what you are doing just do it. What do they think black men are going to do? Change their ways because of this?!?! Instead quietly get your crap and bounce. When black women are showing up at marches they will get the hint. When black women aren’t bailing them out of jail they will get the hint. When black women take their money and spend it on themselves they will get the hint.… Read more »

Rozay
Rozay
4 years ago

Black women need to just move on from black men and deal with white men or men of other races. Period.

Trey
Trey
4 years ago

Um… nah.

TrillProphecies93
TrillProphecies93
4 years ago

Somehow even when we tell Black men what is going wrong and how we feel the STILL find a way to blame us for it. I’m glad sisters are waking up and no longer being so forgiving. We have to protect ourselves because no one else will.

Andrew Archer
Andrew Archer
4 years ago

Far as I’m concerned they need to start fighting for themselves. Fight your fights why do you need men to fight for you?

KARMA
KARMA
4 years ago

Said no black woman ever

Let's Build
4 years ago

Dear attention seeking women. You will NOT stop the murder of black people or white supremacy with hash tags or the shutting down of shit through protesting. If you want to make a real change, then stop seeking attention.… and start building the black community. Create businesses, get married. These men you complain about come from your wombs — you are the ones having 75% of kids out of wedlock and raising them on your own… how they turn out — is on on you. Get married, and you’ll have better quality of men. Now shut the F up with… Read more »

Ganadora Loteria
Ganadora Loteria
4 years ago
Reply to  Let's Build

No more protests or silly hash tags’ — exactly. We are no longer protesting for you or promoting your silly #blackmenarethecentreoftheuniversematter hashtags. Bye.

Chaar
Chaar
4 years ago

As a so called black woman, I disagree with this movement and all that it stands for (LGBT in disguise). The BLM is funded by George Soros and LGBT black women so there’s the hidden agenda. The woman in Baltimore did caused her own end by escalating the situation brandishing a weapon to the police. She felt she was above the law to ride around wo a license plate. The black community need to better discern and separate itself from the insane, unstable and trash of our kind.

2Duv4Luv .
2Duv4Luv .
4 years ago

I am glad black women are finally waking up to the fact that black men have been selling them short. We organize, march, protest when a black man/boy is killed and still no Reciprocation.
Black women can no longer keep having black men backs while leaving our own backs exposed to criticism, violence, and sometimes death.

Sheeka Johnson
Sheeka Johnson
4 years ago

Thank God! I’ve been saying this for years and have since put my picket sign down. Until misogyny, chauvinism, and sexism are eradicated from the black community to unity can be obtained.

RealOutrage
4 years ago

I thought strong, independent black women didn’t need no man.

tracy Smith
tracy Smith
4 years ago

Hell I thought y’all didn’t need us isn’t that what you always tell us when y’all want to do what y’all want to do?

tracy Smith
tracy Smith
4 years ago

Inthoyght you black women didn’t need our help. That’s what you always tell us when want to claim you’re so independent

tracy Smith
tracy Smith
4 years ago

Yeah right

Mew0116
Mew0116
4 years ago

Yes! I was thinking that also! I just dropped all the men on my facebook page who wouldn’t even comment on any of the recent police shootings/actions! We have a BLACK MAN SILENCE going on as well as the White Silence and it needs to stop!

zero_kool81
zero_kool81
4 years ago

So, black women are no longer gonna support black men in the black lives matter movement until the black men start treating the black men better? That is actually a step in the right direction. Because what’s funny about that is, I mentioned this to people before and they said that black on black violence was not the concern of the BLM movement, and how hypocritical it was. But it looks like now that the black on black crime has now became a concern.…

Imsoinsane0bitch2011
Imsoinsane0bitch2011
4 years ago

This is such bullshit and probably the workings of george soto… smh. The nubian nation is in BIG trouble… this is turning into another distraction and division cut yet another way to endorse the homo agenda and de value the black man. Take what good we have and build together. This article is nothing more than a tool to create a division and take the focus off of an issue that can be handled simply by way of economic solidarity… why are we marching anyway? Protesting for what? STFU with this bullshit.

enochmubarak
enochmubarak
4 years ago

Now that the sisters have stepped aside exposing the black man to the world
for the cowards that we are it is pathetic to see how we stand before
the world with our thumb in our mouths and our tail between our legs …

Interested
Interested
4 years ago

??????????

Beautiful
Beautiful
4 years ago

Every young Black woman has that life moment when she realizes “Oh… so no one cares about Black women but Black women…? I see.” Obviously I mean this in general terms. A Black man can care about individual Black women in his life but not “Black women”. I’ve assumed Black men are completely blind to this issue and need education OR they feel that advocating for Black women will diminish or take away from themselves…oven though its the very opposite. I hate to say it but Black women tend to be better served in feminist spaces ( though that is… Read more »

Gigi_naturalhairOG
Gigi_naturalhairOG
4 years ago

We will not be silenced.

Adisa Novah Moswen-Harkless
Adisa Novah Moswen-Harkless
4 years ago

It just goes to show how divided and utterly brainwashed most so called black people are within nations that have been solely colonized by Europeans. What’s the difference from ” BLACK WOMEN LIVES MATTER” from “ALL LIVES MATTER”. It’s the very same thing.. come on now. WE DO NOT NEED THE DIVISION.. Now is not the time for that. BLACK WOMAN WE ARE WITH YOU! WE LOVE YOU. its that most people are so saturated in this societies ideals of modernism that they can not see straight. Many of us are like orphan children fighting for attention to get adopted… Read more »

Tobe O.
4 years ago

All these generalizations…

Jamal Whyles
Jamal Whyles
4 years ago

So until domestic, verbal, and misogynistic violence ends, there will be no BLM women? When do we know that those concerns are addressed sufficiently? Or are we just going to suspend this indefinitely? No solutions, no suggestions, just division? This is why the movement needs leaders. If we splinter, in-fight, or whatever, nothing gets accomplished. Divide the women and men because of the knuckleheads dragging Korryn online and no one pays attention to BLM. It becomes the disorganized unfocused mess that opponents portray it as. The fires in Milwaukee are painted as anarchy that we set in motion with our… Read more »

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