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Black Manhood Rehab is in Order

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What in the world is going on with the brothers? We hear about sexual abuse all the time. Often it is females who find themselves the victims of sexual predators and are sometimes permanently scarred as a result. Many support groups are set up all over the country to help abused women, but often young males, specifically African American males, sit in silence because they are embarrassed and ashamed that they could be the victims of sexual abuse as well. As a result, Black Sexual Abuse Survivors (BSAS) received a grant from the prest igious Leeway Foundation and launched www.blacksurvivors.org, the first official online support group for Black male and female sexual abuse survivors. According to BSAS, one in six men and one in four women have been victimized by sexual predators. Of that statistic, 3.3 million African American women have been sexual abused and 1.9 million African American men. Family members and acquaintances account for 93% of predators,” according to BSAS.

Hardly a few months go by before some powerful Black man is accused of some perverted sex act that often involves homosexuality.

Most of the scandals remain local and never make it to the national media unless the accused is a prominent figure. Meanwhile more and more Black men are confessing that they were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of another man. Just to name a few; Donnie McClurkin who tells of childhood rapes by a relative, Tyler Perry tells of childhood rapes by a friend of the family, CNN’s Don Lemon while speaking to a panel on live TV, about Bishop Eddie Long being accused of homosexual acts against young men of his congregation, said, "Let me tell you what got my attention about this and I have never admitted this on television.

I’m a victim of a pedophile when I was a kid. Someone who was much older than me."

As sex charges against Bishop Long are dominating church speculation, I reflect back to 1997 when similar speculations were focused on the King of Pop, Michael Jackson; however, Jackson settled those particular charges out of court for reportedly twenty million dollars. Six years later, Jackson was arrested but acquitted on identical charges. In my opinion this, in part, is a backlash of so many Black males assimilating to femininity with wearing earrings and girly hairdos. I think there’s a subliminal gay gene wiggling to get out in way too many Black males these days. And furthermore, I think the sexual innuendos tease perverts when the pants of boys are sagging below their bottoms showing their underwear. However, since everything is so socially acceptable, nobody not ices.

Though my logic sounds way out, every American statistic that I ever read reports that Black women contract AIDS through their bisexual male lovers more than White, Latino, and Asian females in this country. When I was a teenager in the 60s, homosexuality was a White mans’ perversion. However, Blacks have taken over with a swagger. So let’s take our heads out of the sand. Black males need manhood training.

In 2004, there was a bestseller called, “On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep with Men,” by J. L. King. Since that book there have been at least five more similar books by other authors, including a book called “Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry--from Music to Hollywood,” by Terrence Dean. Come on people! Stop fattening frogs for snakes by allowing young boys to look feminine.

Elementary school boys wearing earrings, give me a break! Black men from the early years are in need of some real manhood training but not from the likes of Bishop Eddie Long or any sagging pants hip-hop preacher, or any other earring, ponytail, pressed hair, and/or make-up wearing socalled man of God.

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-1 # Guest 2010-10-11 01:19
You sir are an IDIOT!!! You are exactly what is wrong with the black community with your asinine generalizations and stereotypes of gay men and homosexuality. Go take your homophobia elsewhere. The sooner people like you go away, the sooner the world will be a better place.

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