Jasmine Eiland’s story prompted this article. Eiland, age 30, was drugged and raped on the dance floor at a popular night club in Atlanta. The rape was captured on her Facebook live stream. The situation occurred in January 2019. The rape was captured on video because Eiland’s phone was attached to a ring on her finger and she was recording before the rape took place.
The sexual assault suspect, Dominique Williams, turned himself in January 29, 2019. According to Atlanta Journal Constitute, 34 year old Williams faces charges of aggravated sodomy and was denied bond.
In February 2019, Eiland filed a lawsuit against the night club. Williams was captured on video carrying an incoherent Eiland to a different location of the club. This is negligent on the club’s behalf as club security is suppose to step in during susceptible situations.
Social media has it’s down sides, but one good thing about it is that it allows people to see how others perceive certain situations. I went to YouTube to watch a few videos about Eiland’s case. There was a number of black male vloggers that referred to Eiland as “bitch” “thot” and “liar”. Some even went as far as saying that Eiland “got what she deserved,” and calling her a “clout chaser.”
There is a Youtuber (whose name will not be said) that created an entire platform around bashing black women. Guess what? He’s black. He even has a black daughter. He also has hundreds of thousands of followers, which speaks volumes. He made a video about Eiland’s rape in which he laughs at the video of her being raped. He laughs!
The comment sections were just as bad as the videos commentary:
Acccoring to reports, domestic violence is high in the black community. According to domesticshelter.org,:
“Domestic violence has been shown to affect the Black community disproportionally—Black women experience domestic violence at rates 30 to 50 percent higher than White women. Several things could be blamed for this—studies show domestic violence is more prevalent among those living with financial insecurity, and twice as many Black men are unem18ployed as White men. It could also have something to do with a response to cultural taboos.”
Could stress from society play a role in the mistreatment black guys give black women? Some could argue this is just an excuse. Stress does not have to lead to physical violence.
Malcolm X told no lies when he said the most disrespected person in America was the black woman. Tupac Shakur called out the disrespect as well. In the lyrics to his 1993 song, Keep Your Head Up, he says:
You know it makes me unhappy (What’s that)
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it’s time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
Activist, Irritated Genie, says black men that disrespect black women are not real men and secretly dislike themselves, so they take it out on the women that look like them. He also says, “When you have men that don’t love their race and won’t protect their children, you can do anything to them.
Of course there are black men that love black women. If you’re one of them, this article does not apply to you.
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