So lets talk about what folk think black women should do about the current crisis situation of black women (that is if you think black women are in crisis!).
I have a couple of questions to pose to black women that can help us see what sort of way forward there is, and if we think we need to do certain things.
Questions (Please answer only one from the following list)
Do you think black women can do something to salvage their image and what do you think would be effective?
Or is it too late to stop the maligning and ridicule, have we let things go too far, such that black women should just keep their heads down and do their individual things?
Do you think there is a critical number of black women who have an awareness and also a zeal for their image and their interests (as distinct and independent and separate from that of black community, black men etc etc) to support and not kill any efforts that could be developed on their behalf
What in your understanding is the nature of the war against black woman and what shape does it take
Do you think the current portrayal of black women has any sort of effect on your individual life chances to necessitate any sort of collective action
Do you think there are any allies out there in the fight for black women’s image
How much time a week would you be willing to give to any efforts organized to defend black women and their image
Any other thoughts
Lets be real, and honest in these discussions, you are not obliged to believe in collective action (or not)….