People I love have been victims, and too often been told to deal with it in silence, and I know I am not alone. It is a great story that discusses many of the stigmas and taboos of sexual abuse amongst black boys.
You probably know someone, or yourself, have been affected by sexual abuse, and to you I say silence is no longer acceptable. Here is a transcript of an interaction between rapper Lil Wayne and Jimmy Kimmel: For men, this type of abuse, detailed by Lil Wayne, isn’t actually considered abuse, just listen to the laughter of the audience, but that is abuse.
Because African American boys are in an environment that applauds ‘macho-ism,’ they feel powerless when they are violated and they feel as though they have failed themselves by allowing something like this to happen.
So many young men who haven’t been exposed to anything other than abuse think it’s simply a part of life.” – Judith Adams; Chicago’s Jefferson Alternative School principal We have a problem in the African-American community and that problem comes in the form of silence.
We have to put aside guilt and shame and address these issues within our families and community. Abuse is abuse, no matter if it’s heterosexual or homosexual and our children are being exposed to sex at an early age.
“There are elements of shame and powerlessness associated with male children who are the victims of sexual abuse.
And often even the ones that would do so, would only do so under ideal circumstances (very handsome, super tight game, money style, budget)The fact is that for the most part, the bulk of white (or in fact) non-black women just are not that obsessed with black men as a whole. They have to carry their bi-racial kids around white society. Girls understand this and feel this, and so many, who may be attracted, shy away from dating one, or else try to keep any former black boyfriends from being known about by later, non-black boyfriends. I have rarely, if ever have witnessed a woman of another race threatened to be cut off entirely just for being with a white guy.
The stigma of dating a black man for a white woman is enough to put them off and if a white women is with a black man and this results in kids ? Many white and Asian men that I've known have been quite repulsed by an otherwise attractive girl if they find out she has dated black men.
Men especially when they have been touched by another man are hesitant to discuss the encounter because of taboos and stigmas.
published a report on sexual abuse in the African-American Community: “Yet, statistics on the sexual assaults of children under the age of 18 are shocking and deeply disturbing; 90% of such are by people they love and trust.