From the mule's mouth: "You are not Michelle Obama, and you will probably not end up with Barack ... or Denzel. If you want to find the right one, lose the high ideal and get your priorities in order.Please trust that it takes more than an education and a successful career to be wife material. And women think if they wait long enough, they will find their own Denzel Washington. The problem is, there isn’t enough Denzel to go around. As I mention in my upcoming book The Denzel Principle, if black women want to marry a black man, it seems as if they have only a few choices..."
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Jimi Izrael: The Root's Resident Misogynist Is At Again
Of course since we know Skippy Gates is the "mastermind" behind starting The Root on behalf of his white benefactors (at the Washington Post) my thoughts on this shouldn't be too hard to figure out. I've already made my feelings known that Gates offers NO VALUE to black women whatsoever. It's why we have to evaluate why certain blacks are elevated to a certain status and for what purpose. It was a reward in part for his loyal servitude at letting the world know black men are naturally brutes.
So someone sent me a link to Izrael's latest ridiculousness: Memo to Black Women Get Real. Are you feeling warm and fuzzy by the title? I basically skimmed his latest "black women ain't *hit" hack piece. Is Toure taking notes? I'm not even upset about it. In fact I laughed because I realized I'm reading the rantings of a weak, subjugated man. As long as he limits his jabs to the keyboard (yes that would be a Chris Brown reference) I can simply tune him out. Remember those commericals that said "living well is the best revenge"? I hope other women realize a few things:
1. Izrael has a book he's trying to sell
2. He's counting on black women being confused
3. He assumes that women will automatically take advice from a man
4. He hopes no one will ever question his motives for regarding all of the above
The Denzel Principle....seriously?! Hmm I see he hopes using the oft-touted male role model of desire would automatically prompt black women to buy this book sight unseen. Plus how many times have you heard some random Negro sniff that Michelle is the lucky one and how Barack could've "done better"! In case you're not aware Denzel Washington is supposed to be the epitome of a quality black man and the one that ALL black women want. Mmm okay. Not that he isn't a great actor but of course he's put on a pedestal by some for being married to a non-Euro looking black woman, etc etc. He is still a man though, flaws and all. So let's get real here.
This also feeds into the indoctrination of black women only being available for black men and not considering men by CALIBER and AVAILABILITY. This "Black Love" myth needs to be slayed and I have to thank Izrael for helping do so. Does he think he's doing himself any favors with his hurt boy throwing rocks routine? Race cannot be the main thrust of the tie that binds people together. We already know by sheer statistics there simply aren't enough black men to go around anyway. So black women can either hope for the miracle of that one black man, be alone, settle for less or LOOK ELSEWHERE and find a man who's able to love and protect them. I go for the last option.
Besides the last time I checked Washington is still married and I cannot co-sign panting after a married man under any circumstances. Man sharing questionable men is why black women have the highest rate of HIV/AIDS rate to date. So let's recognize these articles as the last vestiges of a dying breed: bitter, angry, low-caliber black MEN who can't compete in the real world so they have to level the playing field by knocking us down. I trust more of us see this from a mile away and aren't falling for the okey doke.