Did you wear red yesterday?

There’s so many bullshit protests black people are supposed to be participating in these days, you’d be forgiven if you missed a few.

For example, did you know that black people aren’t supposed to eat at KFC anymore? I just found out the other day, and I’m not gonna lie. I’ll probably be back there pretty soon, if not this evening. I enjoy Popeye’s, but I’m not driving all the way down to the ghetto just because black women can’t keep a man in the house.

(And of course I can’t go to Church’s. It’s part of a secret plot by the CIA to make black men sterile. It even says so in Wikipedia. Plus, Church’s fucking sucks balls. It may be a dollar or so cheaper than KFC, but the chicken doesn’t even taste half as good. That doesn’t seem like a very good deal to me, unless you’re a single mother or something.)

In the past few days, I’ve also read that black people aren’t supposed to buy anything from overstock.com, watch the TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter, or buy anything at all tomorrow, November, 2 – a sort of black equivalent of Kalle Lasn’s Buy Nothing Day, or that day last year (or was it the year before?) when Mexicans decided not to show up to work and – surprise, surprise – hardly anyone seemed to notice.

And as if this week wasn’t packed enough with pointless calls to arms, yesterday, i.e. Halloween, there was a call for black women to wear red in order to protest acts of violence against black women – which, for the record, I’m against. I can’t remember if I went anywhere yesterday, but if I did, it probably wasn’t the kind of place very many black women would be. Because I live to scan the Internets for contentious race issues, I was aware of the protests, but I’m not aware that anyone here participated.

Did any of you fruits see a lot of black chicks yesterday walking around in red. (If so, I hope no one shouted, Hey, Kool-Aid!) For the three black chicks who read this site, did you participate in yesterday’s protests? If not, were you even aware that they were taking place?

I’m sure if no one other than the 20 or so fat chicks featured on the Document the Silence website participated in yesterday’s protests (or knew about it, for that matter), it will be viewed as a dramatic illustration of the extent to which the epidemic of violence against black women in this country has been ignored, but I wonder if that’s really the case. Could it be that the real reason people aren’t more up in arms about the war being waged against black women is because people aren’t convinced there’s any such war going on in the first place?

If you go to this group’s website, there’s links to news stories about two awful crimes against black women. And believe me, they’re awful. One woman was gang raped down in Florida and forced to blow her son; and another women was taken to a shed out in West Virginia and given the Deliverance treatment. As awful as they are however, I don’t know that they constitute a war against black women. Anyone who’s read the New York Times on a slow news day knows you need at least three separate incidents to even call it a trend, let alone a war.

Also, they’re attempting to draw a correlation between their protest and the protests to free the Jena Six, as if to suggest that this ought to be the equivalent of the Jena Six protests for black women. The call for black women to wear red yesterday obviously echoes the call for black people to wear black back in September, and this diatribe on the group’s website draws an even more explicit connection between the two protests. Of course I was never much of a supporter of the Jena Six movement (damn facts!), but again I’m not sure if I buy their argument.

Misguided as they were, at least the poor bastards who got on the bus down to Jena had it in their mind that they were “fighting the real enemy,” i.e. this country’s racist criminal justice system. If there had been another incident, in which white kids took part in a six-on-one gang stomping of a black kid and were only charged with a misdemeanor, they would have even had a point. That would have been a miscarriage of justice (an outright abortion!), and black people have a right to be treated by the criminal justice system the same as anyone else. It’s probably in the constitution.

In the cases mentioned above though, those women weren’t as failed by the criminal justice system as they were violated by a few random sociopaths. Those crimes were wrong and sad and disgusting, but they don’t constitute a war against black women any more than the crimes of the Green River Killer constituted a war against white women (as if!), or the crimes of DMX constituted a war against dogs. As such, I’m at a loss for what purpose this protest was gonna serve. As a non-black-woman myself, I think I speak for all non-black-women when I say that raping and torturing black women is wrong and we promise not to do it.

Now if we can only get crazy people not to act crazy.

  • T. Oxner

    I wore red yesterday and I wore black for Jena 6. So what u tryna say

  • jman

    1st

  • J-Man

    bitches

  • yeh right

    Bol, the Blackman is at the bottom of the totem pole in relations to jobs and the economy. Since it’s a man world, you know women follow. Which means the Blackwoman is further behind than the man. Until the Blackman earns his respect in AmeriKKKa, his woman will always be treated badly. Why do you think you want the white woman so badly? Her man has made her look great because he is in charge and you want what the boss has. Get it?

    • http://xxlmag.com Bol

      What if it turned out that black women aren’t unemployed or imprisoned or killed at anywhere near the rate of black men?

      That would pretty much ruin your little theory, right?

      • Around and Around

        Cosign Bol……really cosign.

        Yeh Right just heard that shit from a deleted scene to Boyz in the Hood.

      • N.O. 4 life

        well his theory is ruined easily…its obvious that white people are far more intimidated by an intelligent black man than a black woman attitude and all…why because man is man…and thats why the genocide on the black man occurs around the world and in amerikkka

  • dio

    damn nappy headed hoes always ruining the fun for everybody

  • http://xxlmag.com King B

    I saw no fat black chicks wearing re yesterday.

  • JAYSTONE

    For example, did you know that black people aren’t supposed to eat at KFC anymore?>>>>>>>>

    bol,why is that you have been talking about food lately.look at yourself and it aint good for your health.nice post..

  • Doobie

    “I enjoy Popeye’s, but I’m not driving all the way down to the ghetto just because black women can’t keep a man in the house.”

    Uh, you lost me there. What in the world does a black woman not being able to keep a man in the house have to do with you driving to the ghetto to get to Popeye’s? Your sardonic (and sometimes generally deserved) jabs at black women usually at least have a focused point.

    The rest of the post makes a lot of sense though. Those two unbelievably heinous crimes that took place seem unfathomable to most of us non-sociopaths, but I do not think that they constitute a “war” against black women.

    “Bol, the Blackman is at the bottom of the totem pole in relations to jobs and the economy. Since it’s a man world, you know women follow. Which means the Blackwoman is further behind than the man. Until the Blackman earns his respect in AmeriKKKa, his woman will always be treated badly.”

    I don’t know about that. Statistically, the black woman seems to be doing better than the black man in almost every respect.

    • http://xxlmag.com Bol

      >Uh, you lost me there. What in the world does a black woman not being able to keep a man in the house have to do with you driving to the ghetto to get to Popeye’s?

      That was my subtle way of insulting people who see a link to something, refuse to read it, but try to construct an argument against it anyway.

      • http://pitlanta.blogspot.com Maurice Garland

        HAHAHAHAHAHA! Seems like alot of folks missed that link, and are probably missing that comeback in the process.

        But Bol, ye’en know? Popeye’s ain’t the spot anymore…its Bojangle’s now. Chicken place named Bojangle’s! When does it stop?

      • Doobie

        Oh, OK. I just read it and now it makes sense. I’m so used to not being able to view many of the links (any with audio or video footage—damn security settings) on my computer at work that I often don’t click on them at all. I actually agree with you too, there is no way that I would protest KFC just because they did an ad with a black family that didn’t have a father. A company selling a product should be able to mold their ad so that it closely relates to their target audience right? No but seriously, people kill me with stuff like that; they want to attack people for bringing up an issue instead of addressing the issue. Get rid of the KFC ad, and whatever percentage of black families all across the country will still be without a father.

        “Seems like alot of folks missed that link, and are probably missing that comeback in the process.”

        Gee, I wonder why. If you would have more effectively alluded to why it is that we aren’t supposed to eat at KFC, that likely wouldn’t be the case. Now there’s a not so subtle suggestion to help you out that you can have for free Bol!

  • Redd

    i dont think theres a “war on black women” those are just two unfortunate incidents. i cant remember if any of the fatties i saw yesterday where wearing red, and why cant i buy anything tomorrow its fuckin payday what u mean?

  • Allen_J

    Never heard of any of these things but I did hear about a black woman a while back before the Jena 6 that got coverage. She was beat,raped, pissed on and had to eat shit (literally)by her white captors (3 white men and 1 white woman) I think that makes 3 so now it’s a trend bol lol. I don’t remember where she was but I know it was all over the news. But people get bad shit done to them all the time. Why all of a sudden are people bringing back race I know (kinda laying low) it’s been an issue but stuff wasn’t going crazy like it is now. Dog saying Ni$$er (which honestly I don’t think is a big thing considering not too many blacks watch his show and it’s not against the law to be racist oh yeah it was a personal phone call) a scientist saying black people aren’t as smart as whites etc etc.

  • Cuban Link

    I was out all day and night yesterday in Queens, and not once did I see a unusual amount of people wearing red.There were prolly a few people wearing red, I didnt notice I had know idea about this thing, but I wouldve noticed a bunch of people wearing red, or at least seeing a few people here and there through out the day rocking the red.

    And how the fuck is there a war against black women? One of my friends names Paco jumped a black kid who took his backpack earlier that day, and on the street I saw two mexicans beat the shit out of some black dude who was yelling at them.Does that mean latinos are starting a war against black men?No, and it doesnt fly for black women neither.Its sad, but theres no “war” going on

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  • Doobie

    Somebody needs to start a war against a certain white woman; that crazy bitch Heather Mills. What the fuck was Paul McCartney thinking messing with that crazy bitch?

  • http://xxlmag killah

    I agree with Cuban Link. Just because 2 nasty ass things happened to some black ladies doesnt mean there is some sort of war being brought to them

  • dsf

    … and if you try to start a conversation with the Redsters about Mychal Bell beating the snot out of his girlfriend, they delete your comment. I guess he gets a bye on that count.

  • Tyler

    Great post BoL,. . U just made sure ‘dat U wouldn’t get laid by any fat black chick which now means the only way U will be getting any a hole anytime soon is if U start doing gay porn. .BoL Jeremy style. Enjoy.
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  • Youngz

    If u ask me the real race war in amerikkka
    is between Latinos and Blacks, just look at LA, brothers gettin murdered ova colour…

    Great post Bol, like always!!

  • May

    “Did any of you fruits see a lot of black chicks yesterday walking around in red. (If so, I hope no one shouted, Hey, Kool-Aid!) For the three black chicks who read this site, did you participate in yesterday’s protests? If not, were you even aware that they were taking place?”

    ^^^*confused*

    Huh? I’ve never heard none of that. I must have been under a rock.

    Anyways, “protests” like these are silly; they solve nothing. Black people will still buy stuff from overstock.com and will defintely continue moseying on over to KFC. Their chicken is really good.

  • Worley

    Black women are a confused bunch. They in the streets shouting and screaming about autonomy and independence. But you need only visit a bar or a club to find legions of them doing whatever it takes to get a free drink, a ride in someone’s car or “help” with this or that (usually money).

    Let’s not forget those carping about not being able to find a man. Then if you compliment one of them you have objectified her.

    Come hold it for me baby.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/16KINGZ 1,2,1,2….ANDITDON’TSTOP81

    “As a non-black-woman myself”

    STOP LYIN! HAHA!…ANYWAY, ALL THIS PROTESTIN’ DON’T AMOUNT TO SHIT AND NIGGAS IS TO SHOOK OF MASSA’ TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.NIGGAS CAN’T HONESTLY THINK CUZ’ YOU DON’T SPEND NO MONEY THATS GON AFFECT SHIT! i LAUGHED AT IT WHEN i FIRST HEARD ABOUT THAT RIDONKULUS MOVE.WHITE MEN RESPECT BUSINESS,YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT HIM? HIT HIS POCKET! IT’S LIKE 5.5 BILLION NIGGAS ON THE PLANET IF EVERYONE JUS’ STOPPED DOIN EVERYTHING THEN YOU GET RESULTS! DON’T BUY NUTTIN,DON’T GO TO WORK,DON’T DO NUTTIN JUS’ SIT THERE AND i’LL BET YOU’LL HEAR THE WORLD COMIN TO A SCREECHIN’ STOP.BUT THAT’S ONLY FANTASY CUZ’ LIKE i SAID ALL YOU SHOOK “I’LL GET WROTE UP” NIGGAS AIN’T BOUT IT ENOUGH FOR CHANGE!

  • The Nicker

    Bol, you made my point yourself without actually arguing for it.

    The reason these protests aren’t drawing in anybody isn’t that they are fruitless, or even that they don’t have a point. The problem is there are so damn many of them, who gives a fuck?

    I mean, pick a cause and run with it for a second.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    DUKE LaCROSS says:

    Protests stop nothing. Ask Michael from Jena.

    But I will wear steel boxers today to protest TPAR’s angels crowding my knutsach. At least it’ll stop the itching, I hope.

    Nolo.

  • Your Local Neighborhood Hollister Model

    I dint hear nething of this sort, sum1 fill me in

  • mr. community

    LOL Bol’s black