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The Ex-Slave Black Pimp

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Can you, without having an opinion, look at the four reasons Black “Street” youth give respect to the Black Pimp? First is the mental discipline it requires to develop the mindset of the pimp. Second is the sharp mental ability necessary to discern how to find the keystone within the “female mind” and then use it to control her. Third is the artful “showiness” of the material things of value the pimp is able to acquire.

Joseph A. Bailey II M.D.
And fourth is that the Black Pimp symbolizes most Black males’ belief of their superiority over White males. The story of the Black Pimp started following the freeing of the slaves. To replace rapes by White males with making the most money possible from them and to avoid the detested slavery type work, certain ex-slave females chose to provide “sinful” services. Supplying those White males who remained emotionally starved for their intimate relationships was strictly a business decision. The benefits of what Whites called “Negro Vice” included creating jobs for many Blacks of all ages—for prostitutes, madams, bartenders, housemaids, cooks, musicians, children (as “runners”, errand boys, bellhops, and “solicitors”), and men as concierges (those assisting White males in finding “sin”). This is an example of the “make do” cleverness of the ex-slaves with what was available. Smart Blacks used these jobs to reach more respectable careers.

At first, women orchestrated all “vice” activity. But, by increasingly becoming vulnerable to greedy gangsters, blackmailers, and extortionate landlords, these women desperately needed the backing of male protection. Black male entrepreneurs, in dire need of a job, seized the opportunity to organize and manage these women’s lives in a physical and psychological sense. This was the birth of the Black Pimp.  “Pimping” provided a large amount of money very quickly and relatively easily—especially by including White females.  “Pimping” was an immediate means of acquiring power—the type of power Black Americans had never experienced. “Pimping” was an ego trip--the gaining of dominance over Black females (a reversal of what the slave owners had set up) and especially over White females (because this was the White man’s prized possession).  “Pimping” was the means to satisfy the pimp’s burning desire to psychologically be freed   from the various forms of enslavement controls applied to him by Whites. The objective was to philosophically aspire to be god-like in the sense that the White man considered himself—and then to ultimately to be “The god of the White male little gods.”

What these Black Pimps were about and how they went about it laid the pattern for the late 20th century Black “Street-Smart” youth destined to become “the Baddest Dudes” on the streets. Whereas the “Baddest Dudes” had to give up a fear of dying in order to gain the top level of respect on “the streets”, the Black Pimp had to similarly overcome his outrage over how he had been treated as a slave and as a Black man; how Black people had been abusively treated; and how White males continued to lust for Black females. The Black Pimp, in shattering the bond of attachment to White males and the bonds of mental enslavement, essentially said: “I don’t want to be like you and will no longer allow you to have control over me.”

He believed that to play the role assigned to him by the White man was like selling his soul to the devil. Besides, this was a role which smacked of being a slave. Part of this shattering process was to stop praying to the White man’s god—the “white” Jesus. To do so was like sinfully praying to the White man  himself—a form of blasphemy. He believed the White man’s god was the White man’s own evil creation since The Revelation 1:14, 15 indicated that Jesus was Black. For Black people who can put their moral opinions aside and simply look at and carefully study the Black pimp’s mental achievements, there are some valuable lessons to be learned--lessons which can be applied to bettering the Black community. (Reference: Bailey, American Crime  From  A  Black American’s Perspective—Wingspanpress.com)

Website: www.jablifeskills.com 

Joseph A. Bailey, II, M.D.

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-1 # Dro 2013-04-06 05:42
I love Black men and the swag and character they bring to the American experience. I learned much of what I know about dealing with women from listening to Black pimp/rappers. Unfortunately some of them, as well as pimps of other races, are excessively brutal with their women and that's what gives pimps such a bad name. But not all prostitutes are "forced" as the authorities like to say. Many of them willingly enter into BDSM style relationships with their pimps because that's what turns them on.
0 # Dro 2013-04-06 02:50
That's a cool story and I like the perspective on the Black male's mindstate. To sum it all up, prostitution is the world's oldest profession and when the slaves were freed, many Black women saw it as a good way to make money, sometimes the only way to make money. Where there are prostitutes, there are pimps, and naturally when a lot of Black women started to be prostitutes a lot of Black men became pimps. Black men were not the first pimps, there have been pimps of every race for a very long time. However, by the 1960's and 1970's most of the pimps who pimped street walkers were Black because by that time the Whites no longer tolerated street walkers in their neighborhoods. The White pimps who used to pimp street walkers in American cities are now mostly a thing of the past, and White pimps today are running escort agencies and things like that instead. In America the image of a pimp most people have in their heads is the image of a Black man.

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