Errors of Black Leaders and Feminists
Both the feminist leaders and the leaders of black empowerment movement have made major mistakes in recent years, and these mistakes are hurting both causes. In both cases, they decided to attack their allies while doing nothing to confront their real enemies. And this has lead many of their allies to turn against them.
The feminists have been maliciously attacking the men in liberal cultures who wish women well. And many black people have likewise been attacking people in liberal cultures who wish black people well. Meanwhile neither group has done anything to confront the people who actually hate them. We do not see black people confront Westboro Baptists or Idaho white supremacists, and we do not see academic feminists seriously fighting domestic violence or confronting the genuinely abusive cultures such as rural Tennessee.
It is easy to attack people who wish you well; it is harder to fight people who actually hate you and are in a position to do something about it. And the more these people attack those who wish well to each population, the stronger grows the case for their real enemies. Their enemies can say that they were right all along to state these populations to be inferior or evil. And the more these populations attack their allies, the fewer of their allies would be willing or able to make arguments to the contrary.
In both case we see irresponsible, self-defeating behavior. One is not made a bad person by being white, and one is not made a bad person by being a man. Both good and bad cut across race and gender. The more hateful, nasty, toxic behavior on the part of each movement, the worse its reputation and the worse people's view of the population being represented. And that sabotages both causes.
What these people do not understand is that they are ambassadors for their populations. If they behave in a venal manner, then that's how the group they represent gets seen. And this hurts the group.
I say this as someone who has been all my life in favor of well-being of both black people and women. And yet I have been attacked by people claiming to speak for both groups. And my response is that, if they are attacking me, then they really don't know what they are talking about. They should be attacking people who actually want to see black people and women suppressed, and of these there are many.
If these people actually want to benefit their populations, then they will be fighting their real enemies, not soldering people who have goodwill toward them. As I stated above, that is harder to do; which may be the real reason it's not being done. Maybe these people do not have the guts to confront real aggressors so they take out their aggression on their allies. I am coming to think that that is the real reason for this behavior.