“Theatricality and depiction, are powerful weapons to the unitiated…” Ra’as Al’Ghoul, Batman BeginsBy One of the more novel wrinkles to come along in the Afrosphere in recent years is the idea of “Black Male Privilege” – the notion that Black Men, taken as a group, somehow enjoy systemic advantages over Black Women, simply for being, well, Black and Male. While certain quarters of the Sistahood (read; homely or otherwise out-of-the-box Black Feminists/Black Women’s Empowerment types of varying stripe) have seemed to glam on to this latest manufactured grievance, the concept, such as it is, actually was created by a Black Man: one Mr. Jewel Woods, MSW and last time I checked, Ph.D. student out of the Midwest, who in 2008 authored a book: “Don’t Blame it on Rio,” which basically is a rehash of a takedown on my part of Ms. Demetria Lucas’ latest parakeet-laying on the same topic.
Be that as it may, this latest attempt at Black SMP Rhetorical Jiu-Jitsu on the part of the Sistahood and their allies, the Black White Knights, is, unfortunately for them, not gaining much traction among the general Black masses – due largely to the inanity of it all. I mean, c’mon – White Privilege is to Black People, what “Black Male Privilege” is to Black Women?