Sally Jesse Raphael interviews people obsessed and infatuated with serial killers. She speaks with a woman who’s biggest crush is Jeffrey Dahmer, a man who aspires to be like Charles Manson, and two women who claim to be involved with Richard Ramirez.
Mother Hotep,Shaharazad Ali:
Preaching, Teaching, and Encouraging Misogynoir In the Black “Community” for 27 (maybe more) Years (Part 1)
Although not lazy by nature, she has become loose and careless about herself and about her man and family. Her brain is smaller than the Blackman’s, so while she is acclaimed for her high scholastic achievement, her thought processes do not compare to the conscious Blackman’s.
Her unbridled tongue is the main reason she cannot get along with the Blackman…if she ignores the authority and superiority of the Blackman, there is a penalty. When she crosses this line and becomes viciously insulting it is time for the Blackman to soundly slap her in the mouth.-Shaharazad Ali, “The Black Man’s Guide to Understanding the Black Woman”
She explains why she wrote the book:
“I wrote the book because black women in America have been protected and insulated against certain kinds of criticism and examination.”
I REALLY tried to like this woman. I first learned of this woman back in the 90s as a young teen when I viewed her controversial appearance on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show. I knew she was wrong in her black woman bashing and misogynoir then, I just couldn’t articulate it. I tried to ignore her extreme misogynoir through the years because she spoke the truth about white supremacy, but as I’ve gotten older and began to take a look at sexism and misogynoir towards black women, I couldn’t ignore it any longer. She speaks the truth about racism white supremacy out one side of her mouth white spewing misogynoir out the other. Hotep-ology 101!
She even trashed black women’s hygiene habits:
We bully Black men, we steal, we stink (especially our hair and armpits), and we are failing our community by failing to get in line behind our men.
Here is her controversial appearance on Sally Jesse Raphael ……if you can stomach it. She had the audience all riled up. Disclaimer:She dragged Black Women to filth!
The sad part of all of this is that a shitload of misogynistic black men and (some) black women agree with her. I’ll leave it up to you’ll if you want to read the book reviews on amazon. IT WAS AWFUL!
Here is more information about how the book was received by wider society:
Critics complained that book offered no factual data to substantiate her views or information about how she came to her conclusions and was essentially as a vanity-press product that would have been ignored by black people and others had it not been for the media attention its novelty and outrageousness created.
The book was controversial bringing “forth community forums, pickets and heated arguments among blacks in many parts” of the US when it was published in 1989.Stories about the book appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, and Newsweek. Ali appeared on ‘Tony Brown’s Journal’, the ‘Sally Jessie Raphael Show’, ‘The Phil Donahue Show’, and ‘Geraldo’ TV programs, was ridiculed on In Living Color. The book reportedly “brought black bookstores new business”, while other black bookstores banned it. It also provoked a book of essays (called Confusion by Any Other Name) “exploring the negative impact” of The Blackman’s Guide
For all of you Shaharazad Ali supporters, you said she didn’t mean it like like that, for black men to slap black women and the other misogynistic stuff she said, SHE MEANT IT LIKE THAT! Great advice to mend the already fragile collective relationship between the black man and black woman.***smfh***
you know what i am dying to see? old footage of cat grant’s award-winning talk show. like i need 500% more information about this. first of all, how long ago was this? was this pre-building of CatCo., or was it simultaneous? and if it’s award-winning that implies it did well which means it’s likely it ran for a decent amount of time. soooo is it fair to assume that when she started it it would have been quite a while ago? are we talking late 80s, 90s, early 2000s???
and was this a daytime talk show (in which case i am picturing sally jesse raphael and/or early oprah and pLEASE) or late-night talk show (in which case i have NO IDEA what to picture because late-night talk shows are funny??? imagine cat grant playing games and making jokes and having recurring bits???)?
did she have a sidekick? repeating guest stars? how often did she use it as a vehicle to trash lois lane/the daily planet?? what was the show called? did she have a mug??? I NEED TO KNOW ALL OF THESE THINGS