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Did We Use a Hammer To Kill The Kanazawa Fly- By Anna Renee Is Still Talking (1283 hits)

This post is being discussed on another network from our sister Anna Renee and I wanted to share it with you and get any feedback you may have. Here It Is:

Before you stone me for even asking the question, bear with me briefly.

Did we as black women do a lynching on Kanazawa? Or did we set him up for a comeup?
For those who don’t know, Satoshi Kanazawa is a scientist who did a study of black, white, asian and native american women and determined that “scientifically” and “objectively” black women were the least attractive of all women. His “findings” were published by the venerable Psychology Today magazine.

Well the study was obviously junk science, and rocket science was not necessary to determine that. We as intellegent black women know and understand that we are not what this obscure so called scientist tried to claim we are. But I wonder why we reacted so strongly to his opinion of us? Did we pull out a hammer to kill a fly?

We were able to organize so swiftly and with formidable political might as to make the Powers That Be bow down to us! But could we do the same thing against the bazillions of asian owned beauty supply stores selling our daughters creamy crack? Aren’t they telling us that we are ugly, and aren’t we agreeing with our dollars?

If we know that we are NOT this thing that the formerly unknown Kanazawa said we are, then why did we get so upset? IMHO we are handling over our power to these people, unawares, every time they bait us with the race card. Do we know that we build the careers of these unknowns? For all we know, Kanazawa may have gotten another bigger and better job with any racist organization doing “research”.

I don’t think Kanazawa’s firing was a true victory to us.

Can we really claim to be strong and empowered if we can’t let a fool say foolish stuff about us, and pass it by?
BY: Anita
Posted By: anita moore
Tuesday, July 12th 2011 at 8:56AM
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@Brother Jake, you said a mouthful in that one sentence!
Well here's my reply: Greetings
I would put a different spin on things. I am of the opinion that to oust a schemer, racist, thief etc to the forefront is a good thing. If the KKK was kept under raps, they would have continued to do lynching under the cover of darkness, so no I don’t believe we set him up for a come up. As you already stated his findings were nothing but junk science, and rocket science. Just look at society today. Everybody and their mama’s are trying to copy , imitate and simulate for one our unique features by way of every implant under the sun, our beautiful colors from vanilla latte to dark chocolate, our language, our sultry dispositions, and so much more!
The reasons for the severe reactions, “We are tired and not taking it anymore”. Due to all the hoopla around the president and these black and white issues, I believe anything related to race will be highlighted and swift justice will be dealt. History shows we are a slow to organize group, but when we do, we never let up until our goals are met. I could name several end results to back up my theory from slavery to now, but that is not the jest of this conversation.
If we knew our hair history, we would know that hair weaving, creamy crack are not Asiatic borne creations. They just capitalized on it. I don’t see a problem with a sista relaxing her hair, unless she’s doing it to denounce her ethnicity. I’ve been relaxing all my life (48 years) and am just 2 months au natural, so I would say the answer is to continue to educate our sisters and brothers on their history. Let them know they determine their beauty. We must continue to tell our little ones that they are beautiful in their own skin. I just put a video on my site of actresses, stars, and political figure heads who are all au natural, and if we look around we are just everywhere, in print, on tv, commercials, etc and this has to be pointed out at every turn. Before we know it natural beauty will be the norm. and Mr. What’s his name will be a busy bee with no platform for his baseless innuendos, so we’ll just put him in a jar, so he could buzz around into nothingness while running into glass walls at every turn. I’m just saying.!
Wednesday, July 13th 2011 at 11:53AM
anita moore
And this was sister Anna's response:
And you said it very well!
We ARE tired and don’t want to take anymore! I think we should deal with the issues that effect us in real time, not just what some unknown happens to say out loud. In real time, those asians who sell the lye all over our communities are taking our money from our communities by the truck load, and building up their own communities. Just in Oakland CA, a thriving and new Koreatown has grown up in just the last 10 years! I don’t begrudge them their success, but I can’t roll with it being at our expense!!

Check out this link and see the horror that happened to Isabella, an Afro Dutch sister who made the error of using a perm one too many times.
This is the product that these folks are selling to us. They build thriving communities, we languish in pain and degradation. Something’s wrong with this picture. I understand that it’s not really the asians’ fault; they are just exploiting our weakness. It’s our issue and it’s in our control to change it. The blogosphere has moved us forward by decades in terms of our unlearning the shame that took centuries to embed in our psyches. We’re moving forward at warp speed. Thanks to God almighty for the black blogosphere!

Wednesday, July 13th 2011 at 11:55AM
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