Barack’s Black Woman Problem

Give up a fist bump for the sistas, Barack.

WANTED: A few good Black men who will stand up and defend Black women whenever and however they are under attack.  We all came from a Black woman.  When are we going to give something back if nothing more than a little love and respect?

I think Barack has a Black Woman problem.

Yes, I know Barack didn’t come from a Black woman and wasn’t raised by a Black woman.  That might explain a lot in how he’s acting now, but let’s not do the amateur psychologist thing.

Yes, I know Barack is married to a beautiful Black woman and is raising two little Black women of his own.  That’s great, but this problem goes beyond his immediate family.

He could have chosen several qualified sistas for positions in his Cabinet. He didn’t.   He could have chosen several qualified sistas to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.  He didn’t.  He should have been on top of this Shirley Sherrod situation.  He didn’t.

Two days after Mrs. Sherrod was served up as a sacrifice by a scum bag right-winger named Andrew Breitbart, the President of the United States finally took time out of his day to apologize to her.   I understand there’s not enough minutes in the day for everything you gotta do, Barack, but seriously brother, that is weak.

Barack is so busy trying to avoid being seen as “the Black President” and just a President who is Black, that he runs like a scalded dog from anything remotely resembling race after the Skip Gates situation blew up in his face.

The great Greg Tate,  journalist supreme and one of best brothers out there writing, fightin’ and holdin’ it down said on Facebook,  “The flagrant unka tommery seen in the Shirley Sherrod saga reminded why i still gotta kinda love hiphop–where none will ever be snookered into disowning The People for allegedly embarrassing the bourgeoisie. One day they’ll learn–stop trying to prove Africans are human to mufuhs who hate Africans. ‘You don’t catch hell because you’re a Democrat or a Republican’….”

Barack can’t play the Angry Black Man.  I get that.  But if he can’t be the point man on race, neither can he be a conscientious objector standing on the sidelines watching the parade go by.   A  Black woman was lynched by the Right-Wing media machine and while the Obama Administration did not string Shirley Sherrod up, they sure  helped hold the rope.

Treating Black women badly is a game politicians, athletes, rappers and politicians learn how to play early on.   Now the haters on the Right wanna get in on the fun.

Barack is both liberated and imprisoned by his race.   But he can never escape race and I don’t know why he keeps trying to rise above it.  He needs to do right by the Black women that did right by him.

Yo, brutha, let me pull your coat for a minute.  Let me tell you something.  These people who are working 24-7 to make your life hell don’t just “disagree” with you.  They HATE you, man.  That’s Hate with a capital “H”.    You can’t reason with them.  You can’t fix this  with them over a beer.  They don’t want any part of any “hope and change.”    They want things the way they were and they want your black ass OUT.

When you can’t be loved, you have to settle for respect–or fear.  Give them a reason, a really good reason to fear you, Barack and make them respect you.    The next time Fox News or Rush Limbaugh or  the Republicans  start barking at you, give ’em a good swift kick where it counts.   Stop trying to appease people whose  rooting  interest from the time they go to bed to the first thing they think when they wake up is, “How can I mess up Barack Obama’s life today?”

The O-man meets the O-woman.

Oh, and pretty please with sugar on top, stop listening to Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod or whomever is giving you this horrible advice to dummy up for two days while a good Black woman is torn apart, spat on and dragged through the mud for the entertainment of mouth-breathing idiots.

Black women love you Barack.  They really do.  The bruthas are justifiably proud of you, but it’s the sistas—-the super Pro-Black, got your back, hold up half the sky, get no respect and taken for granted SISTAS who deserve  better from you.   You let them down when you passed on a chance to put the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.   You let them down again when you sent your spokespersons and Cabinet secretaries to say what you should have said a lot sooner to Mrs. Sherrod.    Black women love you, Barack.    How about giving them some back?

STAND UP for Black women, Barack because God knows they have stood up for you even when you haven’t given them much reason to.