I’ve been holding off on commenting on this for a while, but since people are asking, here’s my two cents.
well, some light is being shed on domestic violence in the black community. We are actually acknowledging it exists and speaking about it with our friends. We are seeing that it can happen to anyone and we are seeing a lot of people talking out how this has affected them personally – men and women. And hopefully, we will see a beautiful young woman strong enough to walk away and a young man secure enough to get some real help and learn to deal with his issues.
Most likely we won’t. And it will be heartbreaking to see them together again, and more heartbreaking when he does this again. I understand that it is not easy to walk away from an abusive relationship. I know even when women leave it is emotionally draining to press charges.
The way young people are reacting to this situation. Reading the comments on Black gossip sites and on Rihanna and Chris’s myspace pages is horrifying. Some young people think this is ok. Some people think being provoked is a reason to beat a woman (this comes straight from Chris’s sister AND cousin).
So what do you guys think?
h/t: postbougie, ill doctrine, huffington post
p.s. dope vid courtesy of ill doctrine