A petition has been started against EURweb writer Cory A. Haywood, for his Nov. 3 misogynist, racist rant against Black women entitled, “The Black Hat: Hey Sister, Feel Free To Pursue White Men, They Don’t Want You Anyway.”
I won’t link to it because it is a clear click-grab meant to incite, belittle and silence Black women who took offense to his Aug. 7 ignorant article entitled, “The Black Hat: Hey Sisters, Are White Women Stealing From Your Playbook?”
In that article Haywood had this to say:
Sisters, I realize this may be a touchy subject for many of you. However, my reason for writing this piece is not because I prefer cream over chocolate. It’s quite the contrary, actually. In fact, I’ve been humping black girls since the age of two and I’m never turning back. The truth is that I have the utmost respect for black women (well, most of ya’ll anyway). That’s why I have made it my life’s work to expose your flaws by any means necessary. Just think of it as tough love.
Like moths to flame, white girls are crowding tanning saloons, paying thousands of dollars for ass and lip injections, and replicating the finger-waving, eye-rolling, neck jerking, and sass-mouthing they see on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” (I’m not saying all black women demonstrate this behavior. But a lot of ya’ll do, tell the truth and shame the devil).
I know, I know. But hold on, it gets worse.
Haywood then shares his “wisdom,” explaining that White women have out-Blacked Black women, leading to an increase in “miscegenation” and an influx of multi-racial women who push sisters even further to the back of the bus.
Apparently, after Black women protested in the comment section, Haywood got all into his feelings and stopped talking about how often he “humps” Black women long enough to to tell them how no men of other races, nationalities or ethnicities would ever want them:
“…you’ve pushed me entirely too far; my patience for your Kentucky-fried ignorance has officially worn crackhead thin. Now, it’s time for all you witches to pay the piper. Apparently, the lot of you aren’t pleased with my piece on interracial dating, “Hey Sisters, Are White Women Stealing From Your Playbook?”
Let me, first, address the scathing, “ratchet” comments many of you thought tasteful to leave. (Ahem) “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but white men will never, ever, have you.” Asians wont either, nor will Hispanics, Native Americans, Middle-Easterners, or any self-respecting adult male who comes to know you. That’s right sisters, aside from cultural restraint, your rancid demeanor is critical in why they’ll never bring you home to mama or acquaint you with close friends and co-workers; and don’t even dream about walking down the aisle. That crusty, dusty, rusty little finger of yours aint worth it (to them).”
The rest of the article is typical misogynoir fare. In his obvious attempts to be emotionally exploitative, Haywood throws out every racist stereotype and statistic in order to shame Black women. He even wrote (probably while laughing maniacally because he can’t be serious) that “many” Black men are non-wealthy, unemployed cheaters, but Black women should reinforce them, not “abandon” them.
But like most (verbally) abusive men, he’s only saying these things because he loves sisters and would never “hump” anyone else. (Cue your gratitude, ladies. The man who just spewed toxic filth about Black women would probably still “hump” you, so keep hope alive.)
This is where the petition comes in. Latonia Weathers of Maryland is asking that Haywood be investigated because his obvious hatred of Black women could lead to violence. I don’t know Haywood, so can’t speak to his violent tendencies, but I can speak to his weakness.
Only a weak (Black) man treats Black women as unwanted and unlovable simply to cure his own emasculation. Only a weak (Black) man engages in shaming/possessive tactics against Black women (i.e., it doesn’t matter how I treat you, no one will care because no one else wants you).
Domestic violence culture is real. Rape culture is real.
And only a weak (Black) man thinks that attacking Black women is a revolutionary act.
Shame, shame, shame on EURweb for posting, and by doing so, supporting Haywood’s bile on a site that is allegedly for Black entertainment and empowerment.
If you were out to prove that #BlackPowerIsForBlackMen, your point is well taken.
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People magazine released their "Sexiest Man Alive" list with "The Voice" judge Adam Levine taking the #1 spot for 2013 (really!?). Even though some of our favorites like Idris Elba and Pharrell were sprinkled throughout the list, we can't help but think of all the other sexy Black men in Hollywood. From Columbus Short to Michael B. Jordan and of course Denzel, click on to see the hotness and get ready to swoon!
2. Michael B. Jordan
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3. Columbus Short
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4. Jay Ellis
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5. Michael Ealy
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6. Trey Songz
7. Idris Elba
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8. Isaiah Mustafa
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9. Derrick Rose
Not exactly Hollywood, but Derrick Rose deserves a mention on this list. Wouldn't you agree?
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Tip, you sir, are fine.
12. Charles Michael Davis
The sexy stare that this "Greys Anatomy" star launches into? Man, listen...
13. Colin Kapernick
Those arms! Who can really focus on the game?
Oh, hey Nelly. Who knew you had all those abs in those jeans?!
Nas still looks as great as he did when he was in his 20s!
16. Terrence J
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17. Lenny Kravitz
Love the whole rocker thing Lenny Kravtiz has going on!
18. Will Smith
The "Fresh Prince" is aging quite nicely if you ask me!
19. Kendrick Lamar
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20. Lance Gross
Tall, dark and handsome. Hey Lance Gross!
21. Reggie Bush
Kim Kardashian let a fine one get away! Reggie's muscles are chiseled from the gods!
22. Damon Wayans Jr.
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23. Mechad Brooks
Seriously, have you seen this man's Calvin Klein ads?
Miguel is absolutely adorable!
You may or may not like Future's style, but let's just stand back and admire his chiseled face and high cheek bones!
26. A$AP Rocky
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27. Boris Kodjoe
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28. Shemar Moore
Shemar's been looking good for decades!
29. Tyson Beckford
The body? Those lips? Tyson Beckford's hot-factor needs little explanation.
30. President Barack Obama
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Usher, you're fine.
32. Jesse Williams
Lawd... I could stare into those blues eyes all day.
33. Laz Alonso
Well, hello there!
34. Pooch Hall
Everyone fell in love with Pooch Hall as Derwin on "The Game" and for good reason too!
You must admit that Drizzy cleans up nicely in a suit and tie!
36. Denzel Washington
Had to throw Denzel in the list for everybody's mom and auntie! LOL
37. Luke James
With songs like "Make Love To Me" this crooner who opened up for Beyonce has some sultry tunes, and he just so happens to be easy on the eyes too!
38. Lamman Rucker
39. Blair Underwood
Wish we saw more of Blair on the big screen!
40. Taye Diggs
Taye made a few women want to get their grove back with that perfect smile!
41. John Legend
Love a man that can sing!
Gotta love an intellectual man!
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44. Morris Chestnut
Thanks to this hottie, I can not WAIT to see "The Best Man Holiday!"
Ludacris has stepped it all the way up since he's started his acting career! Well, hello!
46. Mack Wilds (Tristian Wilds)
Might be a little young for some, but quite a cutie nonetheless!
47. J. Cole
Yup, crooked smile and all!
Unfortunately, we haven't heard much from Jeremih lately but we could never forget how gorgeous he is!
49. Brian White
Brian White, yes! NFL player turned actor.. we see you!
50. Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard definitely deserves a mention!
51. Derek Luke
52. Andre 3000
Last, but certainly not least, Mr. Andre 3 Stacks! Just because he's so darn fly!