Cancelled: How No One Could Tell The Real Root Articles
From the Viral Hashtags
Once again Twitter erupts in a hilarious wave of words via the hashtag “The Root Articles.” For about a week, users have expressed their creative disdain for the white owned magazine in black face. If you haven’t noticed, this publication has been spewing anti-black heterosexual man garbage for quite some time. Articles that include toxic black masculinity and privileges afforded to straight black men are topics that come with a side eye from the people. This type of dangerous rhetoric can be destructive. How so, you may ask? Well to explain it in another way, let’s take a look at a written piece by psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa published in 2011.
In the article it touches on the science of why black women are less attractive than other races. According to this credentialed professional Africans in general have more testosterone. So therefore this may explain the reason why melinated ladies lack beauty.
This quote from the author’s work sums it up. “So women of all races are on average more physically attractive than the "average" Add Health respondent, except for black women.” Now that we have a pretty good idea of the ridiculousness that floats among us, let’s continue. Disparaging content such as black women tend to be fat, have attitudes, or look better light skin play on the psyche of girls and women.
Since there are black writers at The Root you would think that they would be more responsible with their articles. Keep in mind that there is an exception to every rule, which is usually dependent upon the person enforcing it. However, constantly putting down your own people (Black Straight Men) in particular has made them no better than other races talking about us all.
The notion that black men are our biggest rapist or that black women are ugly was spoken into existence under the system of white supremacy and then written in. It is because of this deliberate mental game we have people today trying to opt out of our group.
This has led to a need to praise white zaddy along with even make excuses for child rape in the form of an erotic tale. Ok, some may say or think that this is a bit of a reach to encompass this contrived magazine with the elements of black heterosexual man assault. But the bigger picture is where did the myth of toxic black masculinity come from? Maybe a better question would be why does toxicity even have a color attached to it? Instead of getting down to “The Root” cause of this divide, (pun intended) we find people more than willing to reinforce stereotypes.
Whether it is television, books, or some other form of literature, we can’t escape the fact that African Americans as a whole have been under attack. Although this act of putting the magazine on blast may be seen as a nothing mission to a few, think of this. Just like black people have the ability to make something popular we can do the same in reverse. Which means by campaigning against the content providers you essentially are hitting the white owners where it hurts. Can somebody say a possible loss of sponsors, readers, and a diminished sense of credibility.
Sun Tzu said it best, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Even though this is a fight, often, the psychological remnants can cause far more damage than the physical. So sometimes pushing a narrative as oppose to a gun can have a lasting impact.
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