By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
How quickly our despicably dishonest media turned the theme of black male violence into an uncaring white guy scenario which blames the depravity of NFL thugs on Roger Goodell. Just consider the fact that Ray Rice punched his wife so hard that her head was driven THREE FEET backward and into the wall of a casino elevator. Take a second look at this young lady being dragged out of the elevator, UNCONSCIOUS, while her feet are left across the track of doors that could quickly close. Janay Palmer Rice went back to her abusive husband. But the violence of Black males, especially of black football players, has been dropped by a media spin machine that protects blacks and blames whites, especially white males, nearly every time.
Now comes the push to demand the resignation of Goodell, the white guy, in order to replace him with Condoleeza Rice, a black female. The politically correct quotient managers can get a two for one up-tick on their own sick lever of remaking American society. Let’s take a look at the Adrian Peterson lashing of his own child. Or what about the 1999 conviction of the “Carolina Panthers’ Rae Carruth for conspiring to kill his then-pregnant girlfriend?” (1) Other jaw dropping examples of violent, black football players and their treatment of women and children are out there, but somehow not in the MSM. These examples certainly never received the media play that is being heaped on the old meanie Roger Goodell.
Let’s take a look at underlying causes of the NFL’s hypocritical stance. Money talks, right? Well, how about “cheerleaders from nearly a half-dozen NFL teams (who) filed lawsuits alleging they were paid dismal wages, harshly examined through physical “JIGGLE TESTS’ and demeaned in public appearances in which they would be expected to sit on strangers’ laps.” (2) Everywhere you cliq on your remote, sex is being sold along with the uber violence of football that endangers young males’ bodies with every hit they take. So viewers are getting double doses of the pain-gain-pleasure syndrome sung about by Rihanna who herself took it on the chin when she went back to her abuser.
According to the lyrics of the pain-pleasure theme prevalent in today’s hyper-sexualized culture. “…that’s alright Because I like the way it hurts.” (3) What the media aren’t telling you is that Eminem, along with two other males, wrote this song which also expresses how males feel in this culture. He sings, “Life is no Nintendo game But you lied again It’s the rage that took over.” Never giving the full side of any story they tell, our media just grabbed onto the “I like the way it hurts” of the female, but not the lies (no justification, however), the rage, the hurt the male feels. For years, males in our country were reared with Christian values to never hit a woman, no matter what. But our PC media have successfully wiped Christian values out of their spin zone.
And why won’t the media expound with chagrin over the generational damage heinous black rap music has done as it denigrates and defiles women? But Roger stands for the badness that is named white guy, and out he goes. One pundit even said Ray Rice did it because “slavery was full of violence” and that black males learned to be that way because of slavery!
Well, as a teacher that saw black male violence up close, let me just say it is shocking. I asked one of my female students to stay after class one day when I noticed the pretty African-American woman was limping and had injuries all over her arms. She told me her husband picked her up and threw her against each wall in their living room. He had re-played the phone answering machine to hear a message a visiting cousin’s male friend had left for her. The abusive husband just assumed that the message was for his wife and without checking further, he beat the daylights out of her. “Oh, your voices sounded alike,” he said. Of course, she went back to him.
At least Eminem is honest when he tells us, “When it’s going great, I’m Superman with the wind at [my] back. She’s Lois lane. But when it’s bad, it’s awful.” (4) As expected, America’s media are just repeating the tried and true, politically correct mantra that the white guy made the black guy do it; that women can be sexualized over and over for media’s bottom line; that the elevator wall can be fixed, that the colonial male must go and the American Woman is society’s answer to the sick world created by a hypocritical, media-entertainment sex-sells culture.