I’m not exactly sure who writer Raynard Jackson’s been hanging with, but according his provocatively titled op-ed, “Why Black Men Need More White Women,” I have a few guesses.
Jackson, a Conservative, appears to blame Black women for aligning themselves with Democratic policies (but interestingly not Black male Democrats) that have left most brothas, in his estimation, unemployed, incarcerated, and “unfortunately” gay.
Jackson slams Conservative boogeymen Nancy Pelosi and President Obama, while arguing, “Historically, Black women have been notoriously protective of their men and children,” but these days attention-seekers like Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham are “now assuming that role.” Jackson concludes, “We Black men need more White women like Coulter and Ingraham, not Black women who will give a pass to a failing Black president.”
Never mind the fact that Jackson reduced his brethren to children incapable of advocating for their own rights, Ann Coulter and Lara Ingraham are not champions of Black men.
Coulter has gone on the record denying racism in American even exists, compared President Obama to a monkey, regularly disparages Muslims (uh, many of whom are Black), and told Black parents to stop “bemoaning the danger their own teenage sons” face in light of the Zimmerman verdict, but instead tell “their boys…don’t walk up to a stranger and punch him, ground-and-pound him, MMA-style, and repeatedly smash his head against the pavement.” Because that worked for Jordan Davis, right?
And Ingraham has continually disparaged non-Conservative Black folks, once joking that the White House should “nail down the valuables” in advance of an Al Sharpton visit, and argued Latinos aren’t American.
But if that’s the kind of cheerleading and “support” Brother Jackson needs, so be it. The next time he gets hemmed up by the cops or an overzealous gun-totting homeowner, Black women will fall back so his White sisters can don their capes and run to the rescue.