Black People : Laid Back Brothers & Strong Black Women...

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  1. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I posted this in the Open Forum because I feel it pertains to Bros & Sis. Is this not an insult to everything we have strived to be, including our ancestors?

    IMO.....

    Strong Black woman= Overburdened sister/superwoman...

    Laid Back Brother= Emacsulated, and irresponsible...


    Once we let go of all the labels, and nicknames, will we finally be free to live up to our potential? What image do you conjure when the above slur names are mentioned? Everytime somebody says "Girl You A Strong Black Womannnnn!", I feel like dippin my fist in a jar of ACT RIGHT, and giving them a jab to their dome.
     
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    Riada Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LOL!!!! Me too, Spicy. I hate to hear that cause I know that they're about to pile a whole lot on me!!!! There was this poem going around on the internet called "The Strong Black Woman is DEAD." If I can find it, I'm gonna post it.
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Laid Back Brother=Emasculated, and irresponsible...

    yeah, I guess that's me.

    :golf:
     
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    MississippiRed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Big Brother Omowale......man you almost made me spit water all over these folks computer here at work.........LOL


    Red
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    LOl!

    :laugh:
     
  6. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    OmowaleJabali....

    Give yourself a little more credit.......I assume you done put in your work, so gwon, and score a hole in 1.:picture: Do ya thang, ain't madatcha!!
     
  7. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Riada.....

    Well, since i don't believe in reincarnation/recycled souls.....let that Sista sleep for a millenium or two. No strong Black woman over here.
     
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    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't agree with the term "Strong Black Woman" either, I think it's an insult to Black people as a whole and our women in particular.

    A woman is not supposed to be "strong" in any way shape or form...that's the man's job.
    Hell if your woman is strong...what does she need with you?

    The only females that I know of who are naturally bold and aggressive are those in the animal kingdom like lions and bears, human women are supposed to be soft, mild, and caring.


    The problem is, our people were stripped of our customs and traditions explaining to both men and women what thier proper roles were and never relearned them.
    Today the term is used positively so much that most of our people don't see the offense in it.

    But I still remember when calling somebody's mother strong or equating her with any form of masculinity was considered and insult.

    Like saying: "Yo moms wear combat boots and need a shave".
     
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    Man, this is going to be a good conversation.
     
  10. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Let's not get it twisted, there is nothing wrong with a woman having strength through tough times, or a man having a mellow aura about him. I only disagree when these ways become the norm, and they are bragged about so much, that society begins to label us accordingly.
     
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