“The Neutralization of Politically Aware Black Men Is A Required Practice” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

I was reminded of Bakari Kitwana’s 2016 article, “The 16 Black Panthers Still Behind Bars,” today and had a stray thought that bears reflection. We’re used to thinking about racism and those that lost their lives fighting it, but we don’t really think about what that means in terms of gender for fear of being branded sexists by intersectionalist BFNs (Black Feminist Nationalists). So we only discuss “gender” when engaging women or LGBTs. However, “cis-gendered hetero Black males” have a gender, despite not being described as such–even by Black gender theorists.