Discussion in 'News - Breaking News & Political Forum' started by PretteePlease, Jan 2, 2019.
The man was/is homeless. Shame on it all!
I hate that we have to be so tough and masculine like in order to survive.
WE need to push our feminitity more so we don't get approached in this manner.
I don't see asian, indian etc being handled like this in North America. WW maybe a very small percentage.
It had nothing to do with her femininity and all to do with her beautiful African skin.
Just a couple nights ago I read on CNN how a mother was driving with her 4 daughters in the car on Sunday morning to grab some supplies for breakfast. A deranged white terrorist came out of no where, undisturbed, shot into the vehicle, and mortally wounded via a gun-shot wound to the head her beautiful 7-year old daughter.
As soon as he approached the counter, the MEN should have stepped up. They should not have allowed her to be the person to have to deal with this freak.
He was arrested for an unrelated incident
You literally brought up an example of a car full of black femininity being targeted by a white man and can only see the blackness but not violence specifically aimed at girls and women.
Ten years ago there was not a new video every other week of black women being hit, punched, dragged with their titties out by white and Asian men and viral videos were real. Something has changed in the way black women are specifically being targeted.
Yes - exactly.
Unfortunately no matter how feminine or "respectable" someone is, he/she can be targeted by deranged supremacists.
Are you kidding me?!!! OMG lawsuit. I would own several mcdonald's and be the boss of them after this. And they better have called the police because all she did was self defense. This is disgraceful if true.
I totally agree with both of you. This story demonstrates why it's not a Black thing or a woman thing. It's a black woman thing. This is a prime example of misogynoir at work and the bare bone realities of how intersectional identities adversely affects Black women.
You both articulated what I was trying to get at when I mentioned that he didn't acknowledge her as a woman in my first post in this thread. Her Blackness "prevented" him from seeing her as a woman because she was seen as Black first, and a woman second, if at all. Sadly, I think that @Crackers Phinn is right. Viral videos existed 10 years ago and we didn't see these types of things filmed for public consumption. I personally believe that there has been a rise in anti-Black sentiment, uncorked by Obama's election (because it unearthed just how deeply entrenched racism is in this country) and stoked by Trump and his merry band of racist hooligans (who added fuel to the fire through their hateful rhetoric and actual, factual racist actions).
That's the thing. No one views black women as human, and definitely not as ladies. I'm willing to bet WM would not try that if a Cindy was standing behind the counter with blonde hair and blue eyes. But yet let it be a black woman and he wants to man handle her. Meanwhile all they can do is try to pull her away instead of someone popping dude square in the face and calling the cops while holding him down. There were too many men there. That situation should've been locked down.
I agree with you. Let's face it, one punch to the face and she might be out because testosterone and muscle mass, men have us on lock. So I am not excited that she was punching away at him. I do think she should try to get away, scream, and go for the delicate flower life . I agree flight should be the first option unless it doesn't work, and then you need to go at them.
With that said, I'm not going to judge her because she did what she could do in that moment, while frightened for her life because let's face it, who knows what could happen to her? I mean if a man thinks it is okay to reach over and grab her, he might think it's okay to end her life. So sis thought she should punch her way free and that's okay.
She lawyered up.
Yasmine James, 20 was brutally attacked on New Year’s eve at the place of her employment. She has retained me and I am proud to join with Shannon Ligon, Esq. to work for justice for Ms. James.
While Taylor was arrested, the McDonald’s corporation has yet to release a statement about the incident and has placed Ms. James on leave. This case is a clear example of how white privilege and male privilege too often leave Black women alone to defend themselves in the face of harm. I’m grateful that Ms. James has entrusted me with her case; she’s not alone in the fight anymore.”
“I am not only physically hurt, but I am emotionally hurt that I was left to defend myself even as I was surrounded by my co-workers and other bystanders,” James said. “I am so grateful for the outpouring of support I have received from all around the country. I am aware this type of violence happens to women, especially Black women, everyday. For me, this was ‘the last straw.’ I am committed to using this horrible experience as means to fight for justice, not only for myself, but for other women experiencing this kind of violence in environments where they should be safe and protected.”
Cc: @thatsmylawyer @chelcglenn @amandaseales @mrjaymorrison #trustblackwomen#lawyersactivistschangeagents#civillbertylaw#prettysmartlaw
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Well last year was the #metoo movement. Maybe black women should all get behind the "last straw" movement and put everyone on blast re violence against black women and not having any allies.
I am about a half hour away from this city. My blood boils. The air is so thick with hate, and our men are so disappointing, NO HEART! I'm so glad she is strong, but yes, I agree with everyone saying she shouldn't have been left to fend for herself. THEY GONE LEARN TODAY! MCDONALDS BETTER BREAK HER OFF NOTHING LESS THAN 7 FIGURES IN THIS B*****!!!!
And they fired her... she just needs to sue everybody!
They feel free to physically assault black women, because they know or they at least have an understanding that most black men (generally speaking) are not going to defend nor protect black women. I've seen too many videos like this, and it's disgusting.
Who Protects Black Women?
18 hours ago
Why you want to fly Blackbird *
You ain’t ever gonna fly
Why you want to fly Blackbird
You ain’t ever gonna fly
No place big enough for holding all the tears you’re gonna cry
“I know what it like to wanna sing…and have it beat outch’ya.” This line was spoken in The Color Purple by the character Miss Sophia played brilliantly by Oprah Winfrey. Miss Sophia was asked by a White woman named Miss Millie if she wanted to be her maid and Miss Sophia replied, “Hell no.” That reply was enough for a White man to step in and assault Miss Sophia. What resulted afterward was a vicious attack that not only broke Miss Sophia’s body but also broke her spirit. What was once a robust, outspoken woman returned home from spending years in jail, subjected to being Miss Millie’s maid, quiet and shattered. It was not until the lead character Ms. Celie stands up against her abusive husband that we catch a glimpse of the former Miss Sophia.
This scene is one that came to my mind after witnessing a White man named Daniel Taylor** assault Yasmine James, a Black woman that was taking his order at McDonald’s. Taylor can be seen in the video lunging at Yasmine in what appears to be an attempt to drag her over the counter. In what I assume was, fearing for her safety, James defends herself, hitting Taylor until he releases her, while many of her co-workers simply look on. You would think after watching this man assault Yasmine James, he would immediately be put out of the store. However, that did not happen. From the video, it appears the manager is still trying to serve Taylor. And in fact, Taylor goes on to say, “I want her fired right now,” as if he has done nothing wrong. (What a different display of unity and sisterhood we witnessed just a few days ago at a KFC.)
Yasmine yells back to him, “No, you’re finna go to jail. You put your hands on me first!”
Taylor responded, “I couldn’t control you. I was just asking you a question, *****!”
And there we have it. “I couldn’t control you.”
How dare this Black woman deny him what many have said was a simple issue over a straw. And because he couldn’t “control her” to him that warranted assaulting her. And still, even that was not enough. It was not until Taylor kicked another female employee in the stomach that he was asked to leave the McDonald’s. Why wasn’t he asked to leave when he assaulted Yasmine?Was she not enough? How many times would he have to hit Yasmine for it to be enough?
‘Cause your mama’s name was lonely
And your daddy’s name was pain
And they call you little sorrow
‘Cause you’ll never love again
So why you want to fly Blackbird
You ain’t ever gonna fly
Who defends the Black woman? Who speaks out for the Black woman? Who shouts for the Black woman? Who cares about the Black woman? Who says Me Too for the Black woman? Who protects the Black woman?
Over and over again, we have watched countless videos of Black women and girls being assaulted. We have watched Black girls on the ground with the knee of a White man in their backs. We have watched a Black girl thrown across the classroom like a rag doll. We have watched a Black woman assaulted on the floor of WaffleHouse. We have watched our little Black girls murdered with no regard. We have watched a Black woman punched over and over again on the side of a highway. We have witnessed Black women murdered by their lovers. The hashtags of Black women murdered by the police are endless. The names and numbers of Black women and girls that have been raped are astronomical. And this world keeps turning. It never pauses to understand when a Black woman screams for help the earth is trembling.
Who hears us?
Who is weeping for us?
Who is standing with us?
Who shares our stories?
When will our issues be front page news?
When will we stop being props for your election campaigns and marches?
You ain’t got no one to hold you
You ain’t got no one to care
If you’d only understand dear
Nobody wants you anywhere
So why you want to fly Blackbird
You ain’t ever gonna fly
This world demands EVERYTHING from Black women and offers Black women NOTHING in return. And we are tired. We have given everything we can and then some. We have paid debts that we didn’t incur with our very lives. We have upheld our end of a bargain that was NEVER for us. We keep waiting and wondering when this world will defend us? When will this world see our value? Are Black women not included in your agenda? Does our plight not sell enough t-shirts and pins and tote bags? Does this incident not fit in with how you define intersectionality? Is the victim not sophisticated enough? Is the victim too Black to fit your agenda? Will she not look good in a pink pussy cat hat? When will you stand up for her and Black women just like her? When will the marches take place for Black women that have been assaulted? When will you shed a tear for Jazmine Barnes, a little Black girl that was murdered by a White man? When will this world SEE us? Not just physically see us in an attempt to emulate everything that we are outwardly but when will this nation show us true sawubona- meaning I see you, recognize you, and I connect with your humanity. I understand that I cannot be all that I can be until you are all that you can be. When will that happen? To be honest, I am no longer holding my breath for anyone besides Black women to see me. If you haven’t seen us by now, you never will.
But I see you, Black women. I see you in all your glory, wonder and splendor. I see you in your beauty and your gentleness. I see you in your love and your passion and even your pain and sorrow. I see you in your intelligence and wisdom. I see you, and I will protect you. Because I want you to sing, blackbird. I want you to fly, blackbird. Because you deserve to soar.
*Blackbird Nina Simone
** At the time of this blog, Daniel Taylor has been arrested and charged with two counts of battery and has been unable to post the $1000 bail.
... and what would this incident be if there were no negroes on my timeline upset that women are complaining that this girl was not protected? These are college educated men. SMH
What's funny to me is that this man is homeless - yet he was still trying use his white privilege to have her arrested.
Can you please post a link here?
Buzzard! I am sooooooo glad she beat him. I wish she could have kept on. I noticed that the male co-worker tried to calm her but couldn't so he walks around the counter and barely touches that creep and he backs off. If it were me as a guy I would have slugged him at least 7 good times then say he fell. I am glad someone videoed it too.
I'm just tired of us not being able to be just women. A delicate flower. Some of us have to keep this tough exterior in order to survive . Hurts to see her having to fight a man like this.
This is what I was getting at. I hate that she had to fight and just couldn't be the woman that she is you shouldn't touch...but reality is....what it is...
For the love of G-d she got her attorney off Instagram. I'm going to ignore the bikini with coverup pic and hope for the best.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing that WE can do to change the minds of those who have been inculcated to believe that black bodies, especially black female bodies, are subhuman. There are so few positive depictions of black female beauty that are broadly accepted and revered in popular white, mainstream culture. And I’m not referring to how we as black people are celebrating our black beauty. I’m referring to white, popular mainstream media (the media that depicted Michelle Obama and Sarena as monkeys and sambo-esque figures).
Also, from a psychological standpoint, I would imagine that it would be incredibly demoralizing for her or anyone faced with violence to cower in the face of a coward’s attempt to dominate her. I can’t even put into words how viscerally I responded to watching that video. I mean I get enraged, and want to cry for her at the same time. Like, how dare he?!?! How blasted dare he put his hands on her?!?!
She did EVERYTHING RIGHT. EVERYTHING. She defended herself in a room full of people who left her to defend herself and guess what, she did that! I would salute her if I could.
Ever time I think of that poor girl losing her life and the loss that family feels... I’m just praying for God to comfort them.