Q: What do you tell a woman with two black eyes?
A: Nuthin’. You already done told the bitch TWICE!
That’s not funny. And if you think it is, you may very well be an oppressor. Very likely male. But you know what? It’s not your fault. Why not? Because you probably haven’t been exposed to the right multi-media presentations!
That’s right, people. According to the fine folks at the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
People of color are unlikely to identify emotionally and/or physically abusive behavior as domestic violence. This may be due in part to the minimal distribution of public education materials about domestic violence in communities of color and places that people of color may frequent. Materials that are distributed typically do not contain graphics, images, and messages that people of color relate to.
Yes, you heard it here first. People of color, whether they be Indians, Hispanics, or Blacks, may not understand that slapping dey bitches ’round and calling her a useless twat is, how shall we say this, “wrong.” This is because they haven’t had the benefits of the right social programs. That’s right. We, as a society, are failing our brethren of color by not dumping more funding into properly “tuned” flyers, posters, and television ads designed to speak to the unique needs of the Abusers of Color. Written of course in Eubonics, Big-Letter, Easy Read style, with lots of bright, primary colors because most POCs are likely borderline illiterate since they may not trust or feel comfortable learning in the “white” dominated educational establishment.
And we need to help these poor, misunderstood abusers and abusees via Non-Governmental Organizations, because apparently, people of color might not feel comfortable relying on services provided by government white people.
There may be a mistrust of the mainstream formal system by some people of color. Some people of color may not trust services provided by the “white” system (Government agencies, social service providers and other helping agencies with primarily “white” administrators and staff). Historically, some people of color were discriminated against by such systems and people of color may perpetuate a mistrust of such systems as a form of protection against further acts of discrimination.
Now, I can’t speak for everyone here, but given the sweeping pervasiveness of affirmative action programs, it has been my experience that most governmental agencies are awash in racial minorities, developmentally disabled and other special interest minorities such as the transgendered cross-dressing omnisexual who works the latte’ stand in the lobby at the County Registrar’s office. Whether it’s the DMV, Social Services, or the county courthouse, the only white people you are likely to see are 63 years old and hard of hearing.
Although West Virginia licensed domestic violence programs are private, non-profit agencies, they may be viewed by people of color as part of the formal “white” system – a system that has historically discriminated against people of color.
That’s right. Since it was only just recently that blacks could start using “white” drinking fountains, sit at the cafe’ counter, or ride wherever they want on buses, it’s understandable that today’s POC might still be feeling the sting of institutionalized racism at the hands of the white, male, heteronormative-dominated government oppressors. So lets try to cull away customers from the social services that are paid for primarily with rich, “white” tax dollars and feed them into our non-profit organizations. You know, so we can show a higher census and thus qualify for more government funding and tax breaks.
The consequences of oppression by a white system may be viewed by a person of color as more detrimental than the consequences of an abusive relationship.
So please, send us your donations so we can continue to perpetuate the culture of victimhood and maintain the carefully managed institutionalized-racism meme.
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milk the system obtain your proper entitlements based on whatever racial disability you have suffered, or think you might have suffered, or could potentially suffer, at the hands of whitey.
Because, after all, it’s not your fault you are the way you are. Society has made you that way. So it’s society’s responsibility to fix you.