African-American men can change the gender wars – & win

Summary: The result of the gender war depends on the size and strength of each coalition. Just as African-American voters are decisive in many districts, Black men might be the key to change in the gender wars.

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Feminists’ reshaping of America seems inevitable and unstoppable. Coalitions win wars, even social wars, and the Left’s opponents are fragmented along a dozen fault lines. Last April I wrote that Men standing together can end the gender wars. In November I wrote that this would be the next and last chapter of the gender wars. The first signs might appear soon. Look at recent events in Missouri.

To understand the importance of this, let’s look at the big picture. The feminists running America’s colleges have created kangaroo courts to judge claims of sexual assault and rape. Protections for the accused developed over centuries to ensure justice have been thrown away by the Left – to destabilize America, an expression of their hatred for the West. As usual, African-American men suffer the most from it.

Even good feminists are having second thoughts about the “believe the victim” mantra. Such as Jeannie Suk Gersen (professor of law at Harvard) in this April 2019 Harvard Law Review article.

“American racial history is laced with vendetta-like scandals in which black men are accused of sexually assaulting white women that become reverse scandals when it is revealed that the accused men were not wrongdoers at all. …morning-after remorse can make sex that seemed like a good idea at the time look really alarming in retrospect; and the general social disadvantage that black men continue to carry in our culture can make it easier for everyone in the adjudicative process to put the blame on them.”

Emily Yoffe in The Atlantic gave some ugly numbers in “The Question of Race in Campus Sexual-Assault Cases” – “Is the system biased against men of color?”

“Colgate University was recently investigated by the Office for Civil Rights for potential race discrimination, a Title VI violation, in its sexual-assault adjudication process. …

  • “In the 2013–14 academic year, 4.2% of Colgate’s students were black. According to the university’s records, in that year black male students were accused of 50% of the sexual violations reported to the university, and they made up 40% of the students formally adjudicated.
  • “During the three academic years from 2012–13 to 2014–15, black students were accused of 25% of the sexual misconduct reported to the university, and made up 21% of the students referred for formal hearings. Fifteen percent of the students found responsible for assault in those years were black.
  • “During that same three-year period, Asian students, who constituted a little more than 3% of Colgate’s student body in 2013, were more than 13% of the accused, 21% of those referred for hearings, and 23% of those found responsible.”

Professor Gersen goes to the bottom line in this article in The New Yorker. Even a feminist sometimes has to acknowledge reality.

“It is as important and logically necessary to acknowledge the possibility of wrongful accusations of sexual assault as it is to recognize that most rape claims are true. And if we have learned from the public reckoning with the racial impact of over-criminalization, mass incarceration, and law enforcement bias, we should heed our legacy of bias against black men in rape accusations.

“The dynamics of racially disproportionate impact affect minority men in the pattern of campus sexual-misconduct accusations, which schools, conveniently, do not track, despite all the campus-climate surveys. Administrators and faculty who routinely work on sexual-misconduct cases, including my colleague Janet Halley, tell me that most of the complaints they see are against minorities, and that is consistent with what I have seen at Harvard. The “always believe” credo will aggravate and hide this context, aided by campus confidentiality norms that make any racial pattern difficult to study and expose. Let’s challenge it. Particularly in this time of student activism around structural and implicit racial bias pervading campuses, examination of the racial impact of Title IX bureaucracy is overdue.”

Trump, as a loyal Republican apparatchik, has done little to address this problem (tax cuts for the rich and more money for DoD are more important). But the States are America’s “laboratories of democracy.” Pushback to this madness first appeared in the Courts, as they began striking down the verdicts of campus kangaroo courts. Now legislatures have begun to move. Among the first is Missouri, where a bill proposes restoring some core civil rights to accused students. John Gaskin III, president of the St. Louis County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), spoke in favor of it – speaking for the men of color who are unjustly accused.

“The denial of due process at Missouri’s colleges disproportionately impacts African American men. And that’s why we call for immediate due process reforms.” {AP News.}

The Left quickly struck back, since its interests are more important. Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, sent Gaskin a letter to purge the heretic from their ranks.

“It has come to my attention that you, in your capacity as President of the St. Louis County Branch of the NAACP (“Branch”), have publicly spoken out in support of proposed state legislation that would make it more difficult for survivors of sexual assault at Missouri’s state universities to come forward with their claims and have them adjudicated. This position conflicts with NAACP policy …Accordingly, under the authority granted to me under …of the NAACP Bylaws for Units, I am hereby suspending you from office as President ….”

The Left’s revolution creates levels of virtue. Black male Americans are learning that they are, again, near the bottom. That makes them open to other offers of alliance.

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The end to the gender wars

“The worse, the better.”
— One of the most powerful revolutionary insights, ever. Attributed to the Russian revolutionary socialist, Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1928 – 1889).

Coalitions win. Allies need not like one another. The North and South allied to win the Revolutionary War. Progressives and populists working together made the New Deal. Britain and the Soviet Union won WWII. A broad coalition can retake control of the United States. We have to overcome our mutual hatreds and focus on finding common goals.

The Left’s jihad is united by hatred of our civilization. But it is a motley group with discordant beliefs and mutual conflicts. Opportunities will arise to recruit, if we have the wit and will to take advantage. Men stand together. That has been our competitive edge since the dawn of time. It can work for us today.

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Books about the revolution

Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy by Mark Regnerus (professor of sociology at U Texas-Austin). See my posts about it here and here.

For a different perspective, see Martin Van Creveld’s Pussycats: Why the Rest Keeps Beating the West. See my posts about it here.

Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy
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Pussycats: Why the Rest Keeps Beating the West
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2 thoughts on “African-American men can change the gender wars – & win

  1. Some want to push African-American men further down the Leftist hole.

    The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Tommy J. Curry (2017).

    The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

    From the publisher:

    “Tommy J. Curry is a Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University, where he holds the prestigious Ray A. Rothrock Fellowship (2013–2016). He serves as Executive Director of Philosophy Born of Struggle and is the recipient of the USC Shoah Foundation 2016–2017 A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellowship. He is the author of The Philosophical Treatise of William H. Ferris: Selected Readings from The African Abroad or, His Evolution in Western Civilization.

    “Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore,is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines.

    “Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred {sic} existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.”

     

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