Dear Tarana Burke

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Dear Tarana Burke,

I know your heart is in the right place and you want to help victims of sexual harassment.  But there are several things I need you to address to Black women:

The white men in the workplace s**ually harass black women

The white frat guys who harass and rape black women.

The Arab, Indian, Chinese, Korean shop owner harass and rape black women.

The police officers rape and harass black women.

The Mexican bodega owners harass and rape black women.

The nonblack construction workers and affluent white and asian men street harass black women on a daily basis.

The wealthy/affluent white men coming into Black neighborhoods to rape and abuse Black women as well as looking for prostitutes every day.

White and Arab landlords s**ually blackmail and rape Black women.

WS men and women raping and harassing Black women.

Serial killers of all races stalking and killing Black women on a yearly basis.

Please answer these above questions, then I’ll have a dialogue with you regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence against women.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

 

Stephaniegirl

 

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6 Replies to “Dear Tarana Burke”

    1. Yes. I’m not knocking her at her awareness of sexual harassment but her statement regarding white men’s involvement in harassing
      Black women is troubling. She wants to focus less on white male harassment, more on Black men harassing Black women. We do have a problem in our community regarding Black male harassers, Black women get sexually harassed by nonblack men on a daily basis. Such things go unreported because many are afraid of retaliation and those complaints would get dismissed by the police and the judiciary. I hope she focus harassment of Black women by men of all races and ethnicities. That’s all I ask.

  1. To Brotha Wolf,

    Here’s the link:
    https://theundefeated.com/features/metoo-movement-is-not-just-about-white-men-tarana-burke-tells-hbcu-students/

    What are your thoughts regarding this change? I do want her to focus on Black women victims of abuse, but discounting white males’ involvement in the abuse of Black women along with other nonblack males while overemphasizing Black mens’ role in abusing Black women both inside and outside of the community. Remember, it’s nonblack men own the companies and they’re the ones doing the hiring of Black women. These are the same men who discriminate against Black men because they see the men as a threat, yet treat Black women as potential sex objects to such men.

    All I want Tarana to do is to focus on all men who exploit and harass Black women on a daily basis, not just Black men.

    Regards

    Reynagirl14

      1. Brothawolf, yes. White and other non Black men need to be put on blast when it comes to interracial sexual harassment and assault. White, Asian, and Arab store owners in the inner cities take advantage of Black women daily and White police officers abuse Black women as well. Those things are underreported by media, even Black media sometimes.

        Reynagirl14

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