I ignored jumping too deeply into the feeding frenzy that resulted from the poison arrow lobbed at black women by the quack scientist and once-esteemed rag Psycho(logy) Today. They aimed..and missed! “We apologize…” so says, Editor-In-Chief Kaja Perina. Don’t you just feel the remorse? Nope? Me either! Well..this isn’t an Anita Baker song, so now you get the wrath and it’s time to pay the piper.
The reason why I tend to not spend more than a few minutes on reacting, protesting and being angry over such blatant and obvious attacks on black women is because those that engage in them often have a larger agenda at hand. Not to mention the fact that there are so many these days, it’s hard to keep one separate from the other. We have made huge inroads using the Interwebs to spread a message of empowerment and support that has been noticed. Hence the doubled efforts at defaming us. In this instance, people got worked up, petitions were signed, phone calls were made and that’s a good thing when compared to the utter silence that used to occur.
Are you going to wait until the next round of mess to chase after it to “beat it down”? Meanwhile are you perhaps internalizing some of the poison spread like a mass contagion that will slowly eat away at you? We have to think long-term and strategically, however and these types of situations will continue. Are ya’ll ready for 2012 and the vile things that are going to be spread across the media during a key election year? You’d better be prepared!
The companion question that needs to be addressed (not that I’m counting on it) is while everybody jumped on this bandwagon, they ignored another equally vicious attack lobbed by yet another DBR black male [athlete]. This was discussed at What About Our Daughters and the question bears answering.
No matter what any outsider says or does, the largest and most virulent attacks against the dignity of black women are…black people! Selective outrage makes you compromised. Lack of cross-accountability ruins your credibility for “outrage”. You are either in support of combating and dismantling ALL denigration (by withdrawing support and forming alliances — not directly fighting) or not.
So the silence…and denigration continues, eh?
As far as Psycho(logy) Today goes, their “apology” has little meaning IF they do not FEEL THE RAMIFICATIONS for years to come. Can you imagine what would have happened if they’d used some hack to declare being homosexual was a disease or Jewish people deserved to be killed? That rag would’ve already been shut down. Instead, they want to be given a pass with a weak “sorry my bad”.
THEY’RE ABOUT AS “SORRY” AS A CHILD-MOLESTER BEING SENT TO PRISON.
If you are so inclined to be fed up, here’s your opportunity to go the distance. Make sure your own house is in order first, so you’re not using up your best resources. That’s for the so-called “liberal” activist organizations like Change.org and others who are seeking credibility amongst non-blacks for being concerned about our issues to do the heavy lifting for a change. (Before anyone seeks to dispute my analysis of them in particular I had an exchange with one of their editors two years ago who wrote some nonsense about black women being over-educated and how they’d die alone with 12 cats, with nary an apology so they have zero credibility with me). There’s funding and accolades involved in that sort of thing you know. Nobody else does things for free people.
- You can make a sustained effort at getting Psycho(logy) Today removed from every college and university science/humanities department as Shark-Fu suggested on her Twitter stream. She wrote a good response as well.
- Keep putting pressure on London School Of Economics to fire Satoshi Kanazawa. Just know that somebody else will hire him be it a private think tank or other school. So you win some…you lose some.
- What about the Editors that approved the article to begin with? Should they keep their jobs? The parent company is Sussex Publishers and their CEO is John P. Colman. He’s a licensed therapist. Perhaps you’d like to reach out and share the love..with the Medical Review Board for what you may feel was inappropriate conduct. That article was some Nazi-style propaganda that would further dehumanize black women and leave them vulnerable to more Dunbar Village-style atrocities. Believe it!
- When someone seeks to harm you, you don’t turn the other cheek. You SLAY them! Quickly and without remorse. It’s YOU or them!
- The sustained response that will yield the greatest benefit will be for more black women to use their Charm Offensive and marry the most powerful men on the planet, just as Khadija recommends.
I had forgotten about the TLC song, Unpretty but isn’t it so appropriate right now? I miss them! We so need more black women recording artists, politicos, etc. who have something important to say who have a forum they control! The song Beautiful works as well. Psycho(logy) Today [along with all the other denigrators/opportunists of black women] can kick rocks and eat dirt!