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THE BREAKING PROCESS OF THE AFRICAN WOMAN
Take the female and run a series of tests on her to see if she will submit to you desires willingly. Test her in every way, because she is the most important factor for good economic. If she shows any signs of resistance in submitting completely to your will, do not hesitate to use the bull whip on her to extract that last bit of bitch out of her. Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good economics. When in complete submission, she will train her offspring in the early years to submit to labor when they become of age. Understanding is the best thing.
Therefore, we shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what we have produced here in this breaking of the female nigger. We have reversed the relationship. In her natural uncivilized state she would have a strong dependency on the uncivilized nigger male, and she would have a limited protective dependency toward her independent male offspring and would raise female offspring to be dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We reversed nature by burning and dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We reversed nature by burning and pulling one civilized nigger apart and bull whipping the other to the point of death--all in her presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, with male image destroyed, the ordeal cased her to move from her psychological dependent state to a frozen independent state. In this frozen psychological state of independence she will raise her male and female offspring in reversed roles. For fear of the young male's life she will psychologically train him to be mentally weak and dependent but physically strong. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her female offspring to be psychological independent as well. What have you got? You've got the nigger woman out front and the nigger man behind and scared.
I agree to a certain extent.
Take it back to slavery days, where you have White men and women on to obviously different levels. The White female was the weak dependent creature--and this signified "true womanhood"--where as the White male was very domineering over everything and this is what it meant to be a man.
They put Blacks on plantations and didn't allow for us to create this same type of gender system. Black men and Black women were equasl--they did the same work and got same treatment, but Black women had an extra toll against them--we had to raise children and we were raped--On the flip side Black men were constantly accused of rape and as a result were lynched. So either way Black men and women alike had tough times.
But even after slavery Black families could never really establish this gender system because it was essential for Black women to work. Black men wanted to go out and provide for their families and have it so their wives were able to stay home and raise the children, but racism made it so the Black mother had to leave her home and work in the White mans home as his nanny, maid, or laundry girl. Black boys were sent out to work instead of going to school to earn money for the family where as Black girls were sent to school instead of work, because going out the home to work was very dangerous--they could potentially be raped. Once again the Black mans claim to dominance over his race was knocked down to a somewhat equal level.
In the media they portrayed Black men as the SAMBO--The Happy Ignorant Darkey that loved acting foolish, had no type of responsibility and was constantly nagged by the very dominant, outspoken, loud, ugly MAMMY. Showing that the Black man was childlike, like a baby that constantly needed guidance from a mother. Again and again and again they reversed our gender roles.
All this pressure on any man would make them either crumble or demand respect.
These portrayals played into many minds that this was a true depiction of the Black Family and in conjunction with all of the Black female activism by women like Francis Ellen Harper, Maria Stewart, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary Church Terell etc... These roles portrayed in the media seemed to exist exactly as they saw. So yes we have been raised to be more "independent" because our foremothers were this same way, but I disagree with the author that this is merely psychological.
I also disagree that Black mothers "will raise their male and female offspring in reversed roles. For fear of the young male's life she will psychologically train him to be mentally weak and dependent but physically strong." Black women understand the importance of Black men being well educated, responsible, mature, and representing their race to the fullest. They strive to raise men that will take care of their families and do all things within the families best interest. But they (mothers) too have it instilled within them to raise their daughters in a manner that will ensure their mental and physical safety in the future--Independence.
Come on--Learn our history before you open your mouth to make generlizations about my people!