Every African American male should read this article and share it with every person you know. We are about to tackle a controversial issue and confront it with the facts. So if you get offended easily, you do not have a strong stomach or you are in denial about the truth, you might as well stop reading now. Before we stop emasculation of the African American man, we must realize what it is and what is working against us. Emasculation, biologically speaking, is the removal of a man’s testicles and penis, in affect castration and then some. But connotatively, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, emasculation is “to make a man feel less masculine, to deprive a man of his male strength, role etc.” http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emasculate
Emasculation of the African American man today includes homosexuality, largely because our sons have no fathers in many of their homes and others are or have been molested. With no role models in the home, our young males are falling prey to the culture, perversions, peer pressure and experimentation. While they search for identity, they are attacked by images that have accepted and even promoted emasculation. So for a young boy searching for identity, he can be easily influenced and given a false one. He is a glass waiting to be filled and there are many who would fill him with the wrong things.
Television, movies, videos and poor role models are also culprits of emasculation. Demoralizing African American men by having them wear dresses has become “funny” and all too acceptable. Those who control the music industry, the movie industry and television are not African Americans. They laugh and gain satisfaction from seeing and knowing that African American men can be bought off to the point of humiliation. They also laugh as the role and image of the African American man becomes weaker in the family and in society. This is an attack on our families, our relationships, our God, our careers and our images. And the sad part is that many of our own people support this diabolical foolishness.
Tyler Perry, Wesley Snipes, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Charles Barkley, Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Dennis Rodman, Terry Crews, Chris Tucker, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Hart, Lebron James, Kenan Thompson and Ving Rhames, to name a few, are cowards who send the wrong message and set the wrong example for young African American men. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9XcRhR-dxk. These are not men, they are compromising cowards who will drop the values and morals they were raised with in order to make a dollar. They are not examples for real African American boys to become men. This is particularly hard to say because I was the biggest Eddie Murphy fan on the planet from Saturday Night Live to 48 Hours, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cops etc. But the truth is the truth.
If you find African American men embarrassing themselves in a dress for money while they set a bad example for our youth and compromise morals and values as humorous, then you are just as much at fault as they are. And you have been brainwashed as well. The people who control the movie and television industry have discovered that they can damage a culture by damaging the images, role models and examples within that culture. And by the way, hence the vicious and sudden attack on Cosby (whether he did it or not).
Buck breaking has gone hi-tech. I could write my own text, but this writer said it best so I will defer in this case. “During slavery, there was a practice called “BUCK BREAKING.” This was a process of emasculating the strongest male on the plantation by forcing him to wear women’s clothing or beating and raping him in front his children so as to lead others to lose respect for him. It also served as a warning to other strong males that if they do not follow the master’s orders, this was going to happen to them too.” http://financialjuneteenth.com/shocking-12-black-men-in-hollywood-whove-dressed-like-women-for-money/
The tolerated, accepted and even promoted emasculation of African American men is setting an awful and unacceptable example for our young men. What woman looks at a man who wears a freakin dress and yet still considers him a man? Our brothers are not standing up in the community, in church or even in the home – if they are even there. The role as Head of the Household commanded by God is slowly being dismantled in African American families and our women have lost respect for African American men. At least Dave Chappelle took a stand against the plot of emasculation. See for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb1WUVAtseU
For those in our community who are offended, don’t be. You have to understand that the decisions you thought were your own were instead motivated by outside influences with hidden agendas. So now that we know the problem, what do we do to fix it? First we have to admit it. Second we have to expose it. Expose what? Expose the strategic and deliberate plan set in place to degrade African American men in masculinity, credibility, authority and value. Third we have to refuse to support it. This means we must not support anything than diminishes or devalues the masculinity and authority of our brothers – movies, TV shows, job openings, careers etc. The courts must see us as men, the police must see us as men, our women and children must see us as men, our churches, communities and mosques must see us as men and every ethnic group, race or culture in this country must see us as men.
Fourth of all, we must require our women to respect us or we must go elsewhere. That also means, of course, that we men must respect each other, act like men, think like men and stand up like men, refusing to accept anything less from ourselves. We must in turn hold each other accountable guys. Fifth of all, we must hold our young men and boys accountable and set the right examples for them. This means telling them to pull their pants up, dust themselves off when they fall and get back in the game. We cannot accept weak men or boys.
Ladies, you must neither accept emasculated men or sons nor attempt to emasculate them. God has said the man is the head of the household because He said so, not because the man meets your standards, ladies, of what you think the head should be. Our women are going to have to accept that or they will become part of the problem instead of part of the solution. A real man will never sleep on the couch when he has a bed upstairs just as his woman does.
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SOURCE: Thy Black Man – Marque-Anthony