Dr Umar Johnson: Black feminism produces “man haters”

In the video below, Dr. Umar Johnson talks about black feminism.   The popular scholar says that many of the black feminists in America today are what he calls “man haters.”  He says that their dislike for men, especially black men, is derived from being hurt by men in the past, through some kinds of sexual abuse, emotional abuse or physical abuse.

Johnson says that good men are led to pay the price for the feelings that these women have for the men who’ve hurt them, and it is to the detriment of the African American community.

He says that these women will “lash out on any man they can find.”  Johnson believes that this “dangerous” movement has hurt black men the most, leading them to feel abused by women who think that black men are nothing but worthless criminals who exist to hurt black women.

Johnson says that a lot of these women have daughters who’ve been raised to hate black men, and many of them have sons that are being raised to be just as bad as the men they despise.  Johnson says that the black feminists have been used as puppets of white feminists who had a war with white men.  He seems to feel that black women and families have been caught in the white feminist war and that the black family suffers the most.

Watch the video and tell us what you think.  Do black feminists help or hurt the black community?

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43 Comment

  1. Have you noticed the rise in black women dating white men? It's not because black women haven't found the right black man who will love her and make her feel vulnerable and protected. Its because the black woman has realized her strength. She has realized her power. She has realized her Independence and those powerful strengths she's found within herself she does not find in the black man. Black men don't command their world. Black men don't have the mind and soul of a true independence. They don't lead those around them, they follow, they try to be like… but they are not commanders. You can almost see the deep inner insecurity in a black man even when he's confident he's overly so. Conceited, arrogant to the point of plain stupidity. Barak Obama, Neil Degrasse Tyson and few other black men are the only black men I've seen that have that understanding and command of the world around them. It's true that some black women are man haters and yes for the reasons you say but also black women have become fed up with men who don't measure up to their own greatness. You've got things wrong. Black women feel that black men are behind, immature, and weak.

  2. For a black woman to even take the position that black men are not adequate goes to show that she has drank the koolaid. Maybe the black men that some sisters choose to involve themselves with fit the above discription but the myth stops there. It is a historical fact that the majority, not the minority of black men handle their roles as men better than any other culture of men in this world. The minority recieves the attention though and unfortunately even some black people buy into the “no good black men” myth. For a woman to turn her back on her culture/race because of past dissapointments, myths, and or personal issues is truly sad. Love whom you will, be with whom ever you choose, but to do so based upon any reason other than love is a bad excuse for ones own personal issues. To down your own race in favor of another is cultural treason at its highest level. Black women should understand that the only reason they are able to acquire and advance in some instances is not because they are better than the black man. But because the black woman is not a direct target like the black man has always been. And yet black men still hold it down.

  3. Your an idiot. Can you please kill yourself.

  4. I’m sorry, isn’t this sort of like the false logic saying being against racism is being against white people? Come on guys. Worry less about whether or not you are individually one of the good black men out there and more about holding other black men accountable for practicing misogyny and disrespect towards black women as a whole.

  5. well if you look at Robin thicke and paula Patton. No wonder the few white men in ir relationships dont want to leave. She let him do what he wanted She even had threesomes with him, then she had a nerve to get mad later abd divorce him claiming infidelity. She claimed they were in an open relationship and that she was not threatened by all the naked women hanging all over him. What man ,black or white, would leave a relationship like that?

    Ask Halle berry how her ir relationship worked out. the white men who got her pregnant is making her pay him 16000 dollars a month. i guess that is halle berry way of “holding black men accountible” by letting a white man play her for for a fool. Black womens logic is so insane I shall retire to bedlam!

  6. Funny that you metion Black women dating white men because when we black men date white women, black women admittedly still get upset with it I've even had some tell me that's its ok for them to be upset with us rather then them dating white men….I'd say Black eomen are mentally challengenged to say the least SICK…

  7. Anthony Lynch she is proof black womwn are mentally ill…..

  8. Pamela Peters You are mentally ill—I pray you don't have any son's because if you do, I am sure you will emasculate them before they are 8 yrs of age

  9. First let me say that I have no issues with black men. I was close to my father who was an excellent provider. I am close to my brother and I have had no negative, heartbreaking experiences with black men. But do you see the way you black men replied? You couldn't even put two intelligent sentences together. You men, for example, are part of the reason Intelligent Black Women are moving on to men of other races. I'm not offended by anything you've said you just confirmed my point. Also, Reaper, I have no problem with black men dating white women. Frankly I think its a perfect fit. Black women are proven to be some of the strongest, most intelligent, most diverse women on the planet and white men right now are ahead of the game. Black women need to be with the best right now. I know how unfair that sounds to black men but what they are offering women is less than the best mentally and socially. Black women don't care about big dicks anymore or if a man is fine or if he's got a nice car and wears nice shoes. She wants her intellectual equal and right now black women are not finding that in the black men.

  10. Pamela you need a hug baby girl.

  11. Pam stop speaking for all black men and women. Ive never made a white women a queen and never will. Strictly black wimen for me. Sorry to disappoint you.

  12. Oh, I'm not disappointed. I could never see how a woman (Any color, woman) could date a man who made five grammatical errors in three (Supposed to be two) sentences. I don't feel this way about all black men. What I am saying is this is how things are going right now in small, but growing, patterns. Black women are realizing their worth and black men need to realize that a black woman doesn't need a provider, she needs an intellectual equal. She needs a trail blazer. I don't care if you pay the bills, I can pay my own bills. We need men to be conquerors in this world. Be scientists, travelers (To places other than Africa) teachers, archaeologists, astronauts, writers of novels (That have nothing to do with Pan Africanism or racial injustice). And also, black women are not queens, black men are not kings, we are people. Human beings, and we are diverse and its time that we venture out into other avenues of life's experiences. Lastly, a little advice: My name is Pamela, I never gave you permission or mentioned in anyway that my name was Pam. Never call a woman outside of her name unless given permission. And when your typing and there is a red line underneath a word that means you've spelled it incorrectly, take a moment to go back and spell check. Yes, it does matter. How you appear. How you speak. How you write, matters. Start paying attention.

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  13. Oh, I get plenty of hugs. Also, I am an adult woman. Not a baby. Not a girl. A baby girl wouldn't have corrected you. An adult woman just did.

  14. YOU are absolutely correct. WE need more men being scientist and leader's est. But why focus on the dark side. You clam your surrounded by great black men. Why, did you put this energy out into the universe don't you know it will return to you. Have you took a young black male under your wing.
    STOP putting all your father's on blast like great black men are not up and assembled. STOP using Wikipedia.to research your brother's, go to the front of the class and reveal your true nature,as being the class clown. Now go to the black of the class, yes I said black of the class and sit your narrow ASS down. WOMEN

  15. Punkin, I don't hate you are any other man because I wanted to be paid fairly and treated equally.

  16. The reason I make these posts is because I am surrounded by great black men. There are still so many black men who are under the assumption that if they hit a few requirements in life they are 'good enough', not true. Black men are constantly being coddled and condescended to, they are told to: "Just do your best. Just graduate from high school. Just get a 9-5. Just don't get hooked on drugs. Just take care of your kids…" These requirements are not enough. For example, look at your post. Did you not even consider that your name, or persona, would be attached to what you wrote? You have run-on sentences. You spelled claim wrong. Why did you say 'Black' of the class? Just say back! I didn't need you to 'blacken up' the metaphor just say the right word. And at the end you pluralized WOMAN! (That's what we call a Freudian slip, what you want is for all women to sit at the back of the 'class') But this is a small scale example of black men not having standards. Not carrying themselves with dignity and healthy pride. It may sound harsh, but I am telling you the truth. I am telling you how some black men appear to some black women.
    And you also misunderstand the nature of my comments. I am not speaking out of anger, disappointment or bitterness. The original post Dr. Umar wrote, once again, blames the woman for the problems between black men and black women but it's black men that need a mirror held to their faces so that they can improve themselves.

  17. okay

  18. Pamela,
    I have read a number of your posts and while I cannot argue that Black males are not stepping up to the plate so to speak, I can say that part of that is attributed to the tolerance of such behavior by certain Black females. This has been going on for far too long and it is quite frankly a disheartening trend as I see many of my Black Queens thinking that Black Men are not good enough for them. I could go into some other subjects, but I will keep this brief… there is an issue here and it didn’t start with Black Men, nor did it start with Black Women, but in order for it to end, Black Women must start requiring more from the Black males that want to get with them. This does not include abandoning them, nor excluding them, but rather encouraging those that wish to pursue them or others like them to do better than what “the block”, gangs and other such illegal or even mediocre aspirations are not what should be desired.
    I admire the intellect that you have used in order to articulate your point and I hope that there are more men that understand the underlying point that I’m attempting to illustrate, however sometimes I know that my meanings can be a little misconstrued.

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  22. Pamela Peters I see your point. These comments from Black men show me how they truly see us. Intelligent women like us need to move on and find a man that is on our level, emotionally and intellectually. But a man being a provider and protector is also a plus to me because a man is supposed to provide, protect and uplift his women, children and lead communities. And from what I have seen, I haven't seen a lot of Black men who are intellectually and emotionally on our level or even protecting or providing for their women, children or leading communities

  23. Black men or Men as a whole has to understand why black women feel the way they do. Masculine has been such a dominant force because of the suppression of Feminine energy. This is to say that we need to learn how to have empathy for women instead of attacking them like they feel they have to do us as men. A lot of it is our fault.

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  24. Imagine the change in attitude if black men just apologize and support women the same way we want them to support us. We can’t exist without each other. Masculine needs the feminine

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