A viral video showed a Black woman being thrown into a dumpster on the night of June 15 by a group of Black men in Black Lives Matter attire — including two young DC rappers named Fat Rodney and Cruddy Murda — after spewing inappropriate comments at her.
After the collective viewing of these incidents, it is completely unreasonable, inconsiderate, and misguided to ask Black women to deliver their knowledge to Black men with inside voices and soft tones.
The attempt to tone police Black women while simultaneously telling them to educate Black men is far too unconscionable.
Black women are not required to spoon-feed information to Black men with whom we share the same resources and intellectual capabilities.
It discounts the work of Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Charlene Carruthers, Kimberlé Crenshaw and so many other Black female writers, educators and activists that have given both Black women and men the resources to acquire this knowledge for themselves.