Why Black Women Are The Most Disrespected & Unprotected
In her visual album, “Lemonade” that debuted this past weekend Beyonce quoted Malcom X as saying,
“The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” To demand respect and reverence for black women is at once to work magic, and to call for a revolution of American values.”
That the Black woman is disrespected and unprotected is almost hard to argue but the bigger question is “why” – why is she in this position?
Anyone who knows anything about American history will know that the condition and experience of the black women (and men) is at least in part to the social engineering of white supremacists. Even so, can it be said that some part of the condition is self inflicted? I think so.
In a Facebook post, recently, noted Finance expert and scholar, Dr. Boyce Watkins said,
“It’s not popular to say this, but single parenthood (especially in a repeated fashion) is one of the easiest ways to stay in poverty. This is true for both males and females – either you’re struggling to take care of a child without any help, or you’re being hammered with massive child support payments that you can’t afford.
So, the best way to create a strong financial plan is to try your best to plan healthy, lasting relationships or co-parenting situations. This isn’t judging or ridiculing those who are struggling as single parents, it’s just a fundamental economic fact.
In the video below, I discuss this issue further with Shaquita Graham, founder of lovingtheblackman.com