The Top Five Reasons Why Black Women Remain Long-Suffering and White Women Show and Tell All
The Tolerant Types
The Black Woman's Burden
The African-American woman, upon experiencing the bitter taste of domestic violence still somehow “stands by her man.” For a race that has received the most despicable treatment and for the sex which has been battered physically, emotionally, economically, and socially, the Black woman still holds down her male mate. But why not the white woman? Though she initially denied having been abused, Nicole Holder displayed the bruises and scars which Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy of the National Football League (NFL), inflicted upon her. In stark contrast to this, Ravens running back Ray Rice’s wife Janay Palmer denied that her husband is a “woman beater.” Here are The Top Five Reasons Why Black Women Remain Long-Suffering and White Women Tell All.
5. The Negro woman wants her man to succeed
If the phrase “behind every great man there’s a great woman” has any truth, then it sits well with the Colored woman. Every time the Black man has achieved greatness, the first thing that critics do is to analyze whether his better half helped to support and bolster him for attaining such high stature. The Black woman has held down her man by instituting integrity, honesty, and loyalty within the relationship.
4. White women voice their suffering more
While the African-American woman has endured the pains of slavery, Jim Crow, and discrimination, she has remained the strong silent type when it comes to abuse. Though she may curse you out and obliterate your whole mindset by way of Ebonics she, once hit, remains a quiet force for the struggle. On the other hand, the white woman will voice her pain and report to the authorities with the quickness. Her endeavors through suffragist movements pales in comparison to the Negress’ ability to face the onslaught of race combined with sex.
3. Selflessness remains a mainstay to the Black woman
Instead of finding selfishness to be a virtue, the Black woman damns any sense of caring for herself and puts her husband, boyfriend, child, and entire family first. Rather than viewing her own life as the standard for whether she wants to help someone, sadly, she sacrifices herself to give up her time, her patience, her happiness to cater to others. Without a proper understanding of the role that self-interest ought to play, she shuffles backwards to the stance of an expiator. She ought to recognize that it is in fact selfish to take of one's values (spouse, children, parents).
2. Faith is the guide for the African-American woman
The Colored woman relies on the almighty healing powers of the unknown and unknowable. Her hopes are built on the sweet blood of Jesus. As opposed to placing her reason above faith, she carries on through existence offering praise and worship instead of critical thinking and rational planning. Because God plays such a large role in her life, the Black woman never fully realizes her complete potential. Whenever she is beaten by her alleged romantic love interest, she calls for prayer time and meetings with the pastor to pacify the rage and resentment. All is for naught, as the beater continues to beat and the cheater continues to cheat. Only the Black woman falls to her knees and asks the fictitious face above to forgive her for not being as beautiful as the white woman. For her misplaced allegiance to her faith, the Black woman will continue to degrade herself.
1. The Black woman continues to envy the white woman
The key to the universe, the white woman, has built up a reputation for being peppy, enthusiastic, and ready to develop lasting relationships. On the other hand, the African-American woman has been known to hold an ill-disposed demeanor. Her sassy talk and sashaying walk, have earned her the name of a covetous female. Her animosity toward the white woman only extends itself when faced with the comparison to her. Often accused of “stealing the Black man,” the Negro woman will go to extremes to denounce and decry any instance where the white woman happens to find a Black male mate. This envy is what is killing the Black woman. Maybe with the realization that all women (and men) no matter their race face the possibility of being abused, the African-American woman and the white woman may actually join forces to combat the physical maltreatment that both women experience.