Although there is a lot of love in this world, there is also a lot of hate. All forms of hate stem from the same thing. The article mentions racism, sexism, heterosexism, and homophobia all stemming from the same thing. They all have the same root. The reason they exist in hate is because society can’t seem to accept differences as a “dynamic human force.” Because of all this hate, people within the same ‘groups” stick together and form a community for themselves. One can see that within the black community they are close knit. However, that is not necessarily the case. We see that even within the black community, there is much “competition” and unacceptance between black males and black females.
For example, black men will never and has never been forced to bear a child and have been raped. Black women have their own oppression within the oppression of their race. Therefore, “black women are coming together to explore and alter those manifestations of our society which oppress us in different ways from those that oppress black men”. There is a major difference between oppression for male and female.
I find it interesting that the article mentions how it is not the non- black women’s fault for the oppression but rather it is the black men’s doing. Honestly, I feel like this makes sense. Women have it a lot harder. As I said before, each “group” creates a community, and women stick together somewhat because of sexism. It is crazy to think about though because the black community should really be able to unite and not waste energy on more hate within their close-knit community. They should be joining forces to try and stop oppression all around in all aspects.
What is most striking to me is that everyone in the black community knows how it feels to be oppressed and looked down upon or not have equal rights, therefore, why would black males oppress black women? Or black women that are homosexual? Shouldn’t they be more open and caring to women all around? This is exactly why there is oppression to begin with- because society puts messages in our heads that we comply with because it makes us feel superior and special. Black women who endorse lesbianism are even more oppressed and in their race it is looked as “death to our race.” Regardless of being homosexual or heterosexual, black women need to deal with oppression regardless for their race and their gender.The amount of levels of oppression that exist are insane and never ending.