Tuesday, April 20, 2010

False Representation of Black Women

Black women have always been the backbone of the black community. It is their strength that has carried us through the most trying times. Lately, there has been an attempt to paint black women with a negative brush. The birth control scheme didn't work so they came up with another conniving scheme to end black births--herpes.

I've been trying to tell people for years that birth control was a scheme to keep the black population low and in the minority. Strength comes in numbers. Although, many black people do not believe it and think that idea borders on some far-fetched notion or is crazy.

However, I have lived long enough to spot the same old tired game that some added adornment has been sewed on to make it look like a different dress. But if you look underneath the hem it is the same old worn dress that has been patched up to look new. No one has to take my word for it. However, I am not taking it back and still stand my ground on what I've been telling folks.

Last month, a report came out saying that half of black women have herpes. What the report failed to mentioned is how they came to that conclusion. Painting black women with a broad brush in a study with only 5,000 people and 893 low income black women that did not include middleclass or wealthy black women and comparing them against middleclass whites was quite a stretch of the truth if you ask me.

"The current herpes statistics were based on a group of 893 African-American women, but the 48 percent number has been misinterpreted in most reports. "These women were only tested for antibodies to the HSV-2 virus," explains Dr. David Malebranche, an assistant professor at Emory whose research focuses on STDs in African Americans. "This means that they have been exposed to the herpes virus, but it does not mean that these women have actually developed the disease or have active herpes. In fact, they may never develop active herpes." ~~Sheree Crute, The ROOT~~

Nevertheless, this isn’t the first time a study involving black people has been bias or exaggerated and falsely presented. I suspect it will not be the last, until the real post-racial America comes along.

Black women singled out as a target with one purpose—to denigrate black women’s character, which is just another method of ploy to destroy and emasculate the black population.

Nevertheless, that game is as old as me because blacks have always been lumped as one and targeted in a negative way. And the negative indictments against us have always been exaggerated on purpose. They attached negative labels to all of those blacks of Oklahoma's "Black Wall Street" who owned appropriately 800 impressive businesses during that era the same negative way. They were
“My people perish for lack of knowledge.”


cactusrose said...

My thoughts are that you are right on Granny, as usual.

Black Diaspora said...

Granny, as you know, black women are the unsung heroines of black progress in this country.

The likes of Dorothy Height, recently lauded by the president and civil rights groups, aren't the exception, but the norm.

Black women are the foundation of the black church, the glue that holds black families together, and the driving force behind many a successful black man.

It's a shame that many black musical performers have singled the black woman out as the object of so much derision, and hatred.

Each and everyone of them, more often than not, owe their life to the indomitable spirit of some black woman.

Fewer black babies mean fewer black men and women vying for the best jobs this country has to offer.

I agree: the heavy emphasis on abortion, birth control, and the casting of black woman as unfit for procreation, lessens that competition, as well as solve other problems that vex mainstream America.

Miranda said...

Preach Granny!

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

The CDC says that they are standing by their report. I should posted that picture of the that Bull on the toilet with this post, because that is exactly how I feel about the CDC's report.

rikyrah said...

keep on calling them on the carpet, Granny. always look beneath the surface of these ' so-called' reports.

you are on spot about the attack on Black women.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what shit you been smoking here Granny but you obviously don't know jack shit about politics or white people. Either that or you're just plain stupid. You put these dumbass banners that say "thug life GOP", "Faux News" and other assorted bullshit. You can't handle the real truth you can only see your own hate and racism. Fox News, the right wing, the Tea Party and most Republicans (not all of them mind you) ARE the good guys and you've got no idea! You make fun of and put down the very people who would pull this country out of the mire that your beloved, lieing, sack of human waste, Obama has gotten us into. You're just a damned old fool! PLEASE educate yourself by not believing anything that ANYBODY on the left says and take your place back in reality.