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Who’s to Blame When a Black Man Rapes a Woman?
Pajamas Media ^ | Apr 29 2010 | Melissa Clouthier

Posted on 04/30/2010 5:34:12 AM PDT by walford

...A criminal wouldn’t be a criminal if he were loved more and society supported him, therefore it’s society’s fault that he is committing the fill-in-the-blank crime.

So who is to blame, then, when a black man rapes a woman? Would it be the rapist? No.

What follows is the harrowing and cognitively dissonant account of a woman’s rape at the hands of a black man she considered a friend. Her name is Amanda Kijera and here is her story:

Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, I started to write what I thought was a very clever editorial about violence against women in Haiti. The case, I believed, was being overstated by women’s organizations in need of additional resources. Ever committed to preserving the dignity of black men in a world which constantly stereotypes them as violent savages, I viewed this writing as yet one more opportunity to fight “the man” on behalf of my brothers. That night, before I could finish the piece, I was held on a rooftop in Haiti and raped repeatedly by one of the very men who I had spent the bulk of my life advocating for.

It hurt. The experience was almost more than I could bear. I begged him to stop. Afraid he would kill me, I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar. He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face. Overpowered, I gave up fighting halfway through the night.

She continues:

Truly, I have witnessed as a journalist and human rights advocate the many injustices inflicted upon black men in this world. The pain, trauma and rage born of exploitation are terrors that I have grappled with every day of my life. They make one want to strike back, to fight rabidly for what is left of their personal dignity in the wake of such things. Black men have every right to the anger they feel in response to their position in the global hierarchy, but their anger is misdirected.

Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are. Because women — and particularly women of color — are forced to bear the brunt of the black male response to the black male plight, the international community and those nations who have benefited from the oppression of colonized peoples have a responsibility to provide women with the protection that they need.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: blametheman; collectivism; dementalillness; guilt; liberalism; mentaldisorder; prorape; psychobabble; racism; rape; stockholmsyndrome; whiteguilt
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1 posted on 04/30/2010 5:34:12 AM PDT by walford
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To: walford

White men of course...


2 posted on 04/30/2010 5:36:17 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: walford

I think it would be safe to say that everything this woman believes is wrong.


3 posted on 04/30/2010 5:37:44 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: walford

Society of course.

People are basically good, and it’s their environment, and society, that make them act in bad ways.


4 posted on 04/30/2010 5:38:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: walford

Hmmm...


5 posted on 04/30/2010 5:39:13 AM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Oratam

So many won’t change their beliefs even when confronted with the most direct evidence refuting those beliefs.


6 posted on 04/30/2010 5:39:48 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: walford

A woman so insane that she gets raped and the only thing that’s on her mind is liberal orthodoxy. She is basically a walking corpse. There is nothing there.


7 posted on 04/30/2010 5:40:08 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: walford
Who’s to Blame When a Black Man Rapes a Woman?

Wait, I know this one.

George W. Bush.

8 posted on 04/30/2010 5:41:04 AM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: walford
She's still making excuses for the Black guy that raped her. Why, it wasn't his fault, it was ours!

There's no facepalm pic that's strong enough for this imbecility. We need to go to level 2.


9 posted on 04/30/2010 5:41:07 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: walford

Let me say that I posted that “society is to blame” reasoning before I even read the first line.

I KNEW this was what the liberal would say.

THE pernicious lie at the basis of ALL STUPID IDEAS in this world:

“People are basically good and just need the right created environment in which to self-actualize and they will then act out their inherently good nature.”


10 posted on 04/30/2010 5:41:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: walford

She’s raped by a black man then blames all white men for the rape.

She then uses that blame to guilt them into providing her with protection and then giving the rapist job training.

The woman is insane. Literally.


11 posted on 04/30/2010 5:41:27 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: walford
What this man, the rapist, proved was that he was just as much of an oppressor as those he believed oppressed him.

Hard to be honestly angry with another person when given the opportunity you would act in the same oppressive way toward him.

The only thing the rapist can be really angry about is his bad luck...which he most likely created with his negative, rage infested attitude.

I am reminded of one Jeremiah Wright.

12 posted on 04/30/2010 5:42:50 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: Oratam

Having been in this woman’s shoes before-I am stunned at her response.

Just plain sick.


13 posted on 04/30/2010 5:42:59 AM PDT by homegroan (Proud member of the Hoi Polloi......ILLIGITIMA NON CARBORUNDUM..... -that's 4U Dad!))
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To: MrB

People are basically good, but capable of doing great evil.


14 posted on 04/30/2010 5:43:11 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine
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To: walford

>> I was held on a rooftop in Haiti and raped repeatedly by one of the very men who I had spent the bulk of my life advocating for.

That’s what happens when you’re “stuck on stupid”.


15 posted on 04/30/2010 5:43:25 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: walford

She was raped by an individual black man in Haiti. So obviously the core responsibility for the heinous act is with “those nations who have benefited from the oppression of colonized peoples.”

Brainwashed useful fool number 704,223,990, thank you for your service. Step onto the bus for transport to Camp A31 to further your political education and your value to the State.


16 posted on 04/30/2010 5:44:38 AM PDT by Mere Survival (Mere Survival: The new American Dream)
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To: MrB

Two social workers happen upon the corpse of someone who was obviously brutally murdered. One says to the other, “whoever did this must have had a very bad childhood.”


17 posted on 04/30/2010 5:45:11 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: walford

If it’s a white woman: white men
If it’s a black woman: white men
If it’s Helen Thomas: I suggest looking for the presence of lead-based paint in the rapist’s nursery. But in the meantime, it’s safe to blame white men.


18 posted on 04/30/2010 5:45:55 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: hoosierham

Mind-shattering stupidity there.


19 posted on 04/30/2010 5:47:50 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

“People are basically good”

is the pernicious lie and is the basis of all error.


20 posted on 04/30/2010 5:48:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: agere_contra
There's no facepalm pic that's strong enough for this imbecility. We need to go to level 2.


21 posted on 04/30/2010 5:49:29 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: walford
He told me to shut up, and then slapped me in the face

I am so conflicted right now.

22 posted on 04/30/2010 5:49:58 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Soothesayer

When God handed out brains, she accidentally got a paperclip.


23 posted on 04/30/2010 5:52:15 AM PDT by Erasmus (The Last of the Bohicans)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL, awesome. Thanks, 1rudeboy.


24 posted on 04/30/2010 5:52:30 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: walford

It’s the rapist’s fault. I am sick nigh unto death of criminals blaming everyone else. It’s not the policies of the government, economic conditions or not being held enough as a child; it’s making the CHOICE to commit a crime. This criminal needs to take RESPONSIBILITY for his actions.

Ugh! It’s too early for this level of stupidity. And on a Friday, no less.


25 posted on 04/30/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: walford
Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Translation:

White men who live like paupers well into their 30s and 40s while they go school, get by on minimal hours of sleep while they study. Men who work minimum wage jobs while also going to school, who save, and stay out of debt. The white men who then enter their careers and work 70 hours a week producing the health and wealth that the world consumes, are faithful to their wives, and watch over and protect their children.

Yeah! ...Those oppressive and dominating patriarchy.

26 posted on 04/30/2010 5:54:56 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: walford

Reminds me of the liberal who told me she’d been mugged many times and that she blamed Reagan for cutting so many social programs driving the various muggers into a life of crime in order to support their families. She also said she felt kind of proud to have been able to help them “feed their families”.


27 posted on 04/30/2010 5:56:14 AM PDT by DugwayDuke
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To: muddler

Since it is not his fault she will be dropping any charges?


28 posted on 04/30/2010 5:56:47 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: walford
I'm still laughing about this.
29 posted on 04/30/2010 5:58:36 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: MrB
Let me say that I posted that “society is to blame” reasoning before I even read the first line.

I remember an old adage to the general effect that...

"Blaming someone else puts you in a prison and gives that other person the key."

"But the very act of accepting personal responsibility for a problem is an act of such bravery that fate hands you the key to your prison door."

"Furthermore, such act provides you with the clarity of mind and strength of spirit to not only unlock that door but to see all the other prison cells your cowardice has committed your spirit to and gives you the power to unlock ALL the doors."


30 posted on 04/30/2010 6:01:05 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: walford
Yesterdays thread
31 posted on 04/30/2010 6:01:11 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: IronJack

Except when it’s a muslim, then it’s the woman’s fault


32 posted on 04/30/2010 6:02:34 AM PDT by justsaynomore
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I like this very much. Thank you.


33 posted on 04/30/2010 6:05:34 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: walford

Is this for real? If this woman would rather make excuses for the black man who violently raped her, rather than muster up any kind of outrage, I shudder to think of the violence toward others she would consider justified in the name of “social justice”.


34 posted on 04/30/2010 6:05:45 AM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: bigredkitty1

“I am sick nigh unto death of criminals blaming everyone else.”

And in this case, it’s the VICTIM not holding the perp accountable.

“He didn’t care that I was a Malcolm X scholar.”

All he cared about is that you were a warm place to put it!! Don’t you freaking get it? He wasn’t expressing his frustration at being a victim! Clinton is a rapist. Is he a victim also?

NO! A rapist is a sociopath who views other human beings as something to exploit for their own gratification and make themselves feel powerful. It’s a hate crime in the truest sense of the word.

The perp and the perp alone is responsible.


35 posted on 04/30/2010 6:08:27 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: garyhope

Yur welcome!:-)


36 posted on 04/30/2010 6:10:09 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: ASA Vet

I did a search, oh well.


37 posted on 04/30/2010 6:10:12 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: walford

Another fruitcake “liberal” that excuses everything except Americans or white men.

Remember Robert Fisk beaten up by Muslims and still blaming America?

These people are insane. Leftist politics before reality. Always.


38 posted on 04/30/2010 6:12:09 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: walford

I feel sorry for that poor black man.


39 posted on 04/30/2010 6:14:32 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: walford
I wasn't implying you hadn't searched.
I was just supplying a link for those interested.
I probably should have removed you from the "To:" so as to avoid the implication. Sorry.
40 posted on 04/30/2010 6:15:53 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: walford

Hopefully she has not and will not reproduce. There are just some things that should come to an end.


41 posted on 04/30/2010 6:25:00 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: walford

it’s Bush’s fault..


42 posted on 04/30/2010 6:25:31 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

I was going to privately reply to yours,
but I think this discussion is relevant to this thread,
and your private reply conveyed a sense of genuine civil
discourse on the topic.

You asked for the basis of my assertion, so here goes:

My assertion is based on Biblical truth backed up by historical observation and years of worldview studies, including many secular resources (Sowell’s works for example).

True, people were created good, in God’s image, but the Fall caused this nature to become inherently corrupt.

Any group of people who are not constrained by Judeo-Christian ethics or some authoritarian system will degenerate to their _base nature_ which is a propensity for evil.

Lord of the Flies is an instruction manual on base human nature. This is what an unconstrained group of humans will degenerate to if left to their base nature.

There is another novel whose name escapes me, but it had the opposite hypothesis. A group of young men were shipwrecked and formed a representative government on the island and had a prosperous, successful society...

Now, which, by historical observation, is more likely to occur? The base nature of man is readily apparent.

From my worldview studies, all of the “conclusions” of a leftist’s ideology are based on the assumption of human goodness, whilst the ideology of the conservative is based on the assumption of human nature’s defects. (Sowell - A Conflict of Visions; Focus on the Family - Truth Project)

The assumption of the inherent goodness of the human condition is why the left attempts to create (force) utopian societies here on this earth, through the superior vision of those (basically good people) who have self-actualized to the point where they can build such a society.

The assumption of human defectiveness leads one to see the inherent tradeoffs necessary in any society, and the acceptance of humans acting based on incentives instead of a basically good nature.

I can’t condense 5 years of study into one post, so I hope that’s a sufficient summary.


43 posted on 04/30/2010 6:32:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: agere_contra
<burning sarc>

Yeah, that's right -- blame the poor flaming squirrels, you white dominator, you! Scum!!

</burning>

44 posted on 04/30/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: walford

The only fact she got right that she was being raped by a black man. After that she still had to blame someone other than the perpetrator for her terrible plight, thus being victimized twice, once by the rapist, and second by the relentless dark psychosis of political correctness.


45 posted on 04/30/2010 6:36:37 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: agere_contra
<voice> SEE? You're still doing it!!

</voice>

bwaaahahahahaaa!

46 posted on 04/30/2010 6:39:06 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: walford

Under the law as t is written, the fault would be the black man’s. But of course, liberals only believe in following the law when it fits their twisted world view.


47 posted on 04/30/2010 6:40:54 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: walford

I think the Vikings are to blame here.


48 posted on 04/30/2010 6:44:02 AM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Junior_G
I shudder to think of the violence toward others she would consider justified in the name of “social justice”.

We have a standing offer from Bill Ayers of 25,000,000 American lives.

49 posted on 04/30/2010 6:45:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Hopefully she has not and will not reproduce.

Hey, she may have a beautiful little bouncing baby boy on the way as we write. Even better, he'll be biracial, like our President.

</irony>

50 posted on 04/30/2010 6:48:30 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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