“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.
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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” or “When White Women Finally Get to Run the Sci-Fi Plantation” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

[Spoilers]

Since I was a child growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I’ve witnessed the rise of both feminist and Black feminist narratives in society, academia, and media. And with it, their wet-dream of subservient men and boys across race, class, and context, all socialized to serve the Feminine Imperative of women’s needs and interests. (more…)