In my spare time, I like to lurk around the blogosphere to see what people are talking about, even those I do not follow or agree with (most of the time). I just happen to stumble upon Evia Moore, a BWE (Black Women Empowerment) Blogger who posted the following journal article about some startling statistics (I’m not really that surprised) about self-hating black men’s and non-black women’s bi-racial children making up a large percentage of the U.S. foster care system and how she says their attempt to pin this mess on Black Women:
“There’s a new Okey Doke floating around that is attempting to blame bw (sigh) for the blighted lives of the increasing number of black-whiter biracial children who end up in the social services pipeline. Someone just sent me the real deal–the stats on this, and bw, y’all need to circulate these stats far and wide to set the record straight.
These are not Black WOMEN’s children. Bw are in no way responsible for what’s happening to these children! These are overwhelmingly the children of African American men and their white girlfriends, white female hook-ups, or white baby-mamas, though some of the mothers are Hispanics or Asian.
There are a lot of these unfortunate black-whiter biracial children now in the social services pipeline and their numbers are growing by the day, but since those black males and their supporters who have created an industry on social media out of denigrating bw can’t make these children disappear, they are now claiming that these are the children of black women and white men. LOL!”
NO.they.are.not.As this research shows: These are overwhelmingly the children of African American men and their bamboozled whiter (white-skinned) women partners.
I’m calling these women “bamboozled” just like I do bw who mingle with men of this sort because NO woman I’ve ever encountered, known, read about, or heard of would even mingle with this type of man in the first place if she hadn’t been somehow duped. 99.999% of all women want the same things from a man. They want to be loved, validated, accepted, protected, and thought of as somehow special to that man. And men of this sort know that.
There is another aspect of this that makes some of these minglings especially problematic. Some African American males woo whiter women by spreading lies about bw, telling ww how horrible and unfit bw are, thus denigrating the AA woman in order to elevate the whiter woman and make her feel special. Playing on human psychology, they know that most women want to feel prettier and more desirable than the next woman. The whiter woman has no idea that she is being conned until she, too, and her children, just like many AA women, end up headed for or in the social services pipeline–used, abused, and abandoned.
As usual, the children are the worst victims! Whereas, some of the whiter mothers may be able to dust themselves off and go on with their lives, the children are usually stuck.
Anyway–here’s the info. Be sure to spread it and set the record straight BEFORE these negative statistics are pinned on black WOMEN.”
From Evia’s Blog
Ninety Two Percent: Examining the Birth Trends, Family Structure, Economic Standing, Paternal Relationships, and Emotional Stability of Biracial Children with African American Fathers
Tiffany N. Calloway
June 2, 2015
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Biracial, out of wedlock, fatherless, black fathers, interracial
Sources:(Links to the abstract and the entire paper)
I agree with Evia on this one that this should be spread far and wide, since everything that is wrong in the so-called Black Community is often blamed on Black Women instead of racism white supremacy, (too) many Black Men’s anti-blackness/self-hate (internalized racism) and anti-black misogyny (misogynoir), and racist anti-black misogynist white/non-black women. It’s time the Black Community start seriously addressing this EPIC messiness. We’re sick of it!