Saturday, November 9, 2013


Hey guys!

I was booted out of a Facebook travel group dedicated to "international travel".


You will never, ever guess why.
A black female posted an article reposted from a blog by Cory Alexander Haywood listed below:

In this travel group on Facebook,(Nomad-ness Travel) the black women who read this article did not deconstruct it with logic, see it for what it was(a conversation piece wherein generalizations are used to get black men and women to discussing "interracial" relationships, an already incendiary topic), they went on the attack.

Personal insults, vitriol, anger, viciousness were the order of the day as the response to this ONE black man's blog. The level of viciousness is never higher than when black women are criticized, no matter the topic. Black males can be thrown under the bus with frequency and regularity akin to rush hour in a major city when it comes to topics related to us.

Are black women so above reproach that they cannot even withstand ANY critique, whether justified or not????

When I asked several of the black women who were launching personal attacks against the guy to give a cogent, coherent argument in response without emotion to his blog, they turned their sights on me personally.

It got nasty.

One woman, who was nearly 275lbs. with a haircut no longer than mine, began attempting to call me an "internet troll"  

I fired back with statistics about 80% of black women being classified as "obese" and going in on her personally to show her that if you want to get personal, you PICKED THE RIGHT DUDE TO TRY IT WITH.

She backed off slowly with every wig snatching read I shot her way. Some other gal named Kia Richards tried to back her up and was even more vicious. I asked her if she was a bitch(are you a bitch?I don't recall saying anything to you and yet you called me a "loser", Fag"  and other names in my inbox)...., and she immediately retreated after that, when I asked her if she was a bitch and pointed out she was named after the cheapest car on the market, but wants me to treat her like a queen. After one of the admins, a woman with a penis who identified itself as Jason Francis, deleted me, I began putting dots together...

Most of the negative customer service I see in person happens occurs when black women are the cashiers.

Nasty, rude, overbearing, mean, aggressive, bossy, shrill behavior that has no place in a customer service context.

Obviously all black women are not like this, but my need to preface my critique with such remarks shows how  vitriolic and illogical the ones that are can be.

Let's face it: The black community is a matriarchy, and there are far too many black women who feel that blistering attacks on black men with whom they disagree on ANYTHING is "cute" and acceptable. Ask for logic and with each response, they devolve five years until kindergarten viciousness is their norm. When Iyanla Vanzant said black women were "out of order" months ago, even she was attacked with hatred by her own sisters.

Whether I agree or disagree with even a word of dude's article, my merely asking for logic got me attacked as if I were him so let's have at it. Black women use black men as verbal punching bags in these incendiary debates, yet the minute a brother fights back, far too many play "victim" and act as though they did nothing wrong.

I'm sick of nasty, rude, shrill, disrespectful sisters in customer service positions thinking that they can treat black male patrons like dirt, but if a white male comes in( and I have witnessed this) and calls them a bitch, they have the classic Negro Bed Wench look of hurt and rejection in their eyes, as if their master did not validate them.





Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Hey guys! Just had a conversation on Facebook with two white ladies, whose husbands are currently serving time in prison, and I made the following statement: "In some cities, a white male with a felony conviction and high school education has a better chance of getting a job than a black male with no felony conviction and a college degree". 

WHY DID I GO AND SAY THAT?!?!?!?!? LMAO!!! We will call the two white girls "Becky" and Amy". Here is some data to back up my statement:

 "You may remember the 2003 University of Chicago study by Devah Pager that sent young white and black “testers” with randomly assigned “felony convictions” to apply for low-wage jobs. The study found that whites with felonies were more likely to be called for interviews than black applicants without criminal records. Eight years later, black male unemployment has hit the highest rate since the government began keeping track in 1972.

 It is estimated that only 56.9 percent of black men over age 20 are working, and the prospects for them to earn an honest living anytime soon in this crumbling economy are not good.

 While Obama battles the GOP over raising the debt ceiling and preserving “sacred cow” tax cuts and entitlement programs, the unemployed poor are becoming increasingly desperate. Of particular concern is the reality that the once-supportive family members who used to serve as safety nets for struggling felons are now losing their jobs and homes in record numbers. The safety net exists no more.

 According to an analysis of Federal Reserve data by the Economic Policy Institute in 2004, the median net worth of white households was $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households. By 2009, the median net worth for white households had fallen 24 percent to $97,860; the median black net worth had fallen 83 percent to $2,170. And, no, that is not a typo. 

Algernon Austin, director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy describes the wealth gap like this, “In 2009, for every dollar of wealth the average white household had, black households only had two cents.” Two cents. Really? If anyone has the audacity to suggest to me that having a black president means America is now “post racial,” I will have to hold myself back. And, speaking of remaining nonviolent in the face of violent oppression… If there has ever been a reason to march on Washington, it is right the hell now."

-Kathleen Cross-

"Becky", whose husband is in prison for ten years(side bar: when a white male goes to prison, with white privilege and male privilege on his side and he STILL fucks up and gets a ten year prison sentence,and has no education, I tend to feel even less sympathy for them.) ARGUED ME UP AND DOWN that "it isn't about race". Easy for her as a poor trailer park white girl whose husband got busted for running a meth lab in his basement.

 Black men make up 6% of the population, yet account for 51% of all jail and prison inmates. There are more black people now, under correctional control, then WERE SLAVES IN 1850.


Ten years before the Civil War. AND IT ISN'T ABOUT RACE?

 "Amy", whose husband also got locked up and is serving hard time, came to Becky's defense....(to be expected when an educated black male shuts one of them down in an argument with FACTS.) I politely told Amy that I stand by my words 100% and if you cannot comprehend them, then its her problem, not mine. (I gave up trying to convince white people of anything racial a long time ago; they pretend to be in denial and play the "I'm not racist, so why bring up race?" routine. SMH.) (i also told Amy where she should go since she was getting rude and bitchy at this point, and to give you a hint, the Sun doesn't shine there.....)

To be honest, I can halfway see their point.(NOT). They are married to white males who are convicted felons. Languishing in prison. Maybe to them, this is the norm in Oklahoma or Kansas. They are probably the poor, uneducated whites who watch Fox News, buy guns, and drive dusty pick up trucks. Their inability to not take advantage of white privilege in a system of white dominance, may make them feel shafted by the system. Or maybe they are just trailer trash with no clue what is going on. Who knows.... Oh well....Take care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Dear Don Lemon,

I watched with some measure of astonishment and amazement at your attempt recently to cosign Bill O'Reilly's generalizations about the Black community.(Black is capitalized on purpose.) To begin, I am also a black gay male such as yourself, who is college educated, and a published author. I grew up in many of the same neighborhoods you generalized in your rant. In fact, I grew up 6 blocks from Michelle Obama, our First Lady's, childhood home.

Although she and I are ten years apart in age, we attended the same elementary school and high school here in Chicago. The "low income",  neighborhood( it's hilarious that when white people are poor, they call the area, "working class", but when blacks are at the same income level, we are called "low income") She and I grew up in, was at times gang infested; it wasn't Cabrini Green by any stretch of the imagination, but it probably wasn't the nice middle class environment you were raised in.

Your tone deaf analysis of the condition of black people is a specious argument, at best. I say specious, because on the surface, it appears to make perfect sense. Upon evaluation, however, there are deep flaws that must be brought to your attention. You failed to mention the multi generational cycles of poverty brought about during the late 1960's through the 1970's that continues and has spiraled out of control in many black urban areas. This is important to note, because this is not the first time that high crime, murder and the like has permeated urban areas in the United States. In the 1920's, Irish and other immigrants were marginalized within white society and lived in deep pockets of urban poverty. If you watch "Gangs of New York", it chronicles, albeit theatrically, the gang violence of that era.

Sound familiar?

Gang violence, poverty, ethnic on ethnic crime and murder?

The Government's response was not to incarcerate, criminalize and demonize these immigrants. On the contrary, they realized that opening doors to education, the ability to procure employment or even start your own businesses, were better solutions. You can't even name a Jewish "ghetto" today, can you? It isn't because they "pulled themselves up by their bootstraps", Mr. Lemon. They had help.

No one sat on a radio lecturing them about "personal responsibility". No one talked about the disproportionally high birth rates among those marginalized immigrants. You,however, in your cosigning with an avowed race baiter like O'Reilly, showed exactly how much you simply don't get it.

Russell Simmons compared sagging jeans to Afro's and dashiki's. You responded by pointing out that Afro's and dashiki's were symbols of black cultural pride. Indeed they were. However, his point flew completely over your head.

Let me explain.

In the late 1960's through the 1970's law enforcement viewed Afro's and dashikis with contempt. Such contempt, in fact, that they routinely profiled, stopped and searched persons wearing these symbols of "cultural pride". The Black Panthers, for whom the style is most widely known and associated, were deemed "The most dangerous terrorist organization in the United States" by J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI.

That is correct, Mr. Lemon. They were viewed as militant criminal threats, and anyone-i mean anyone, male or female, rocking that style, may have been stopped and "frisked" by the police, had their phones wire tapped, and seen as a danger and menace to society.

Sort of like how young black men who sag their pants today are seen. That was Russell Simmons point.

I take it that your grasp of history got lost when white America accepted you as a gay man.  A general rule of thumb, is to stay out of race based discussions if your experience cannot speak accurately and effectively for those most marginalized. I pray that going forward, you follow that advice and stay in your lane.

May this letter find you in the best of health and spirit.

Hassan Hartley

Monday, July 15, 2013



What now do we tell young black men?

That you can't be seen in a multi racial neighborhood after twilight, even if you are unarmed and only carrying Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea?

You can't wear a hoodie, because people will see you as a thug.....?

Possessing marijuana is seen to make you look more aggressive and sinister, even though most weed is used by whites in America and everyone with an IQ over 13 knows that weed makes you sleepy, hungry and horny?

That you need to speak to police in an extra humble way, because of all the cases of INNOCENT black men murdered for "appearing" to have a weapon, or beaten for "looking menacing"?

What do we tell black boys?

That there are rules carved out, just for you, that limit your expression, that modulate YOUR behavior, that society says implicitly, silently, that we must follow, but no one else has to follow...?

Do I want to raise a black boy in a world that views him as a threat no matter what he does, says, walks, wears,or behaves? That every moment of his public existence he must watch how firmly he speaks, because "creepy ass crackers" will see him and may shoot him for standing up for HIMSELF, AND STANDING HIS OWN GROUND?

What do we tell our young black men....?

This is not a facetious question, or one of sarcasm......

If a boy cannot walk back to his father without being gunned down...cannot walk down the street without being "stopped and frisked",cannot wear this, cannot wear that, cannot wear this, cannot do that cannot speak too firmly to a white or other person,







Then tell me what year we function in? What country we live in? Because the only time that a group of people are singled out and told they "cannot" do so many things, was in Jim Crow Segregation and slavery....

Even when they obey your laws, you still kill them in cold blood and walk away free...

Even when they ascend to the Presidency of the United States, you demonize him as a terrorist, a Hitler-figure, and all manner of vicious, sophomoric names...

So tell me America.....

What do you want me to tell my young male cousins or teenage nephew?

Because if I can't tell him to do his best, get good grades, walk the streets without a weapon, stand up for himself in the face of injustice,and live his life in the same way people who are classified as white do...without still being slaughtered for no reason...

Then you are telling me to prepare him to be a slave.

To prepare him to walk as an inferior, talk as an inferior, modulate every movement, watch every step, look six ways before crossing, do not resist police brutality, do not question matter what...

You are asking me to raise black boys to "stay in their place" good "niggers" do...

Then how much have you changed?

What do I tell a black boy when he sees white boys concoct all manner of drugs, including meth(Tina),mushrooms, illicit drugs, prescription drugs,illegal drugs, drugs that haven't even been classified yet.... and stands a far better chance of being able to do it without being targeted or punished....?

I am going to tell black boys that this country sees him as the enemy....and everyone responsible for maintaining "order" has a bullseye on his chest...

You know, right where Trayvon was shot. In the heart.

Excuse me if I don't salute this flag, steeped in the blood of my ancestors....

Excuse me if I don't spout patriotic jargon and rhetoric about how "great" this nation is.

I can't tell a black young man to love this country....I can only tell him to be careful and watch out for it.

Sunday, June 30, 2013



Had to give this blog a makeover.....I think it looks much cleaner and more professional.....what do you think????

Let me know!

P.S. Don't forget the book is STILL ON SALE! LOOK BELOW FOR DETAILS!


Friday, June 28, 2013


WELL, WELL, WELL...... The Zimmerman defense team, chiefly Attorney Don West, the idiot that famously made the "KNOCK KNOCK" joke in opening arguments for the Zimmerman murder trial of Trayvon Martin, is at it again... This time, with his two daughters, calling witness Rachel Jeantel "stupid".... He had the nerve to take a picture of him and those two ugly trolls under the title of "we beat stupid celebration cones" in which all three are holding up ice cream cones, in the most unprofessional display of arrogance ever from an attorney on a national case. SMH....

P.S. Dont forget to get your copy of my book, "When The Lights Go Out" TODAY!




Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Dear Mrs. Scott-Young,

My name is Hassan Hartley, and I had the unfortunate displeasure of watching the rank, repugnant coon-fest that you produce called "Love and Hip Hop", in which you profit mightily and heavily from casting people, particularly Black and Latino folks,(my folk) in the worst possible light. You, along with other cutthroats like Shaunie O'Neal, Wendy Williams, and Andy Cohen, have fed millions a pathological diet of ratchet, ignorant, stereotypical imagery mainly centered around black women, chiefly being angry, bitter, uneducated, catty, bitchy and conniving with each other,while the men are cast as oversexed, unfaithful, dishonest, anti-intellectual(think: stupid) deviants that cannot fulfill even the most basic of obligations to their spouses/mates.

As an openly gay man, I am equally disgusted by the imagery of "my kind" on your shows(albeit brief imagery-blink and you may miss the finger popping, effeminate, flamboyant stereotype of a Funky Dineva-although funny as hell) that perpetuates a false narrative that black gay men's chief desire is to be a sassy, flip mouthed black woman. Turning black gay men into the new Mammy figures of reality TV is not cute.

I understand that you are not the network owner. VH1, along with MTV, BET and a host of other media outlets, are owned by Viacom, and Viacom is owned by the very wealthy and Jewish Redstone family. You may be nothing more than a mere pawn in a game far bigger than your imagination and intellect can comprehend. I get that. I also  understand the "get that paper, make those coins, make that money" aspect of television. No one is "hating" on you for being a financially successful, strong willed, capable  black woman in a white/Jewish dominated entertainment industry. We need more sisters(and brothers) on their hustle. Their grind. My issue is with the content and imagery, not your business acumen.

What bothers me, after watching your "reunion" special, is how you seemed to be feeding the discord and strife between these women for are not an unfamiliar kind of black person to me. I have studied Negroes like you for most of my life. See, there were blacks like you, who, in the 1500's, sold others into the worst chattel slavery the world has ever known, for sheer profit. There were blacks like you who, while on the plantation, sought the favor of their white masters so much that you would be his informant, should any uprising occur. There were blacks like you, who in the 1960's infiltrated both Civil Rights and Black Nationalist organizations to sow discord and strife, for your individual profit, as well as your bosses collective gain.

I have decided to spotlight you and your program, along with several others, in my upcoming book, "THE NEW MINSTREL SHOW: COONERY AND BUFFOONERY IN 21ST CENTURY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT" under the chapter dealing with the "21st Century Sapphire/Negro Bed Wench Syndrome"...I will use footage from some of these shows-maybe even yours-in the interactive e-book edition of the book to highlight the ratchet mess that television has become.

Thank you for reading these words, and I am sure you will keep raking in the $$$ by throwing your own sisters under the heaviest of buses.

Hassan Hartley

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Hey guys! Just dropping a quick note to pay homage and honor to one of our greats, El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz(Malcolm X), was was assassinated 48 years ago on this day... It occurred to me that Malcolm X is one of the only world figures I can think of, who is remembered more on the day he was murdered, than the day he was born.

 Only President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy fit into a similar mode that I can recall. It pains me that so many folks have such a distorted and watered down view of Bro. Malcolm's ideology and philosophy, both under his guidance and teaching from The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and later after his defection. Black nationalism has now almost been equated with socialism, to ask many mainstream media outlets. It is amazing how death cleans up a man's image. When Malcolm died,he was referred to as the "number one anti Semite in America"....yet 27 years later, a Jewish-owned film company pours 30 million dollars behind a biopic of his life titled, "X"....and  Malcolm commercialism exploded!

Spike Lee's movie essentially killed "Malcolm-mania" within the Black community, the late 1980's and early 1990's, black social consciousness was re-emerging, largely through hip-hop, and everyone had a Malcolm X hat, t-shirt, chain, etc...after Spike's three hour, 20 minute biographical movie of Malcolm, an hour and 47 minutes of which focused on zoot suits, conked hair, and gave very little of what made Malcolm so feared by the white power structure... entertaining as a film, but a disappointment to those of us who were literally raised from the age of six and seven on Malcolm's speeches and pamphlets by our parents, who either sympathized with, or were devotees of Black Nationalist/Pan Africanist/"Pro Black" ideologies espoused by Malcolm.

 Months later, in 1993,after the movie enjoyed only modest box office success( or as we did "so-so" at the did "aiight"), Gangster rap was stepped up to the next level, and into commercial overdrive with such artists as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Tupac, etc...and our young people have not been the same ever since.....

Coincidence? Hmm.....More on that later.....

 Anyway, much love Bro. Malcolm! RIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, January 28, 2013


Hey guys!

OK,OK,OK, so the title was a tad dramatic. I needed to grab your attention, however. I read an article on about radio host Tom Joyner attacking Tavis Smiley yet again, saying he was, in words, "trying to be like Dr. King", and wondered to myself if this silliness will ever have an end to it. I have not seen Tavis attack "Tom"Joyner, but Joyner seems to be acting like a Rotweiler for President Obama, shielding him from any policy based critique coming from the likes of a Tavis Smiley, Dr. Cornel West, or anyone else.

It brings up a larger, more insidious point that goes unspoken in Black America. The code of silence surrounding black folks and this current President because he is African American, has proven to be, in my opinion, counterproductive. All Presidents, no matter their color, represent the power structure that black folks must keep pressure on, to further our collective agenda. This is not personal, no matter Democrat or Republican. If 96% of African Americans voted for President Obama in 2008, and 93% did so in 2012, then that voting bloc represents a constituency that has a right to present the "White"House with an agenda that is important to its own community.

Somehow, black folks, or "Negroes", do not feel that asking for a few things from this administration is appropriate.

We hear all of the popular excuses. I will outline a few and address them:

1). "He is busy trying to get this economy on track, settle these wars, get folks back to work and all this other stuff Bush left him". Well there is no question that he has a heavy job to do. Funny how black folks only bring this up when their issues need to be addressed.

Jews do not care whether or not this President is busy, and Obama MAKES time for Jewish interests and concerns.

I will repeat that.

"Jews do not care whether or not this President is busy, and Obama MAKES time for Jewish interests and concerns."

The Jewish community in the United States is much smaller in numbers than African Americans, with estimates ranging from 12 to 13.5 million, as opposed to between 45 and 50 million for African Americans. They voted consistently for President Obama around 70%. Obama's busy schedule never stopped them from putting their agenda before him, and he stops what he is doing to address their concerns.

Why doesn't POTUS do this for you, black folks?

Latinos/Hispanics voted for him around 70% as well, and they have no problem asking for certain agenda items that will benefit their community. The white LGBT community does the same. THIS IS HOW POLITICS WORKS. You vote for a candidate out of your community's self interest. Not because he is the same color. You petition said Administration for agenda items that will benefit your community. He or she addresses those needs or not. If not, you vote for his opponent and put him out of office. Other voting blocs understand this about politics;why not black folks?

2). "Black people are always criticizing each other. You all wouldn't go after a white President like that". Really? Have we been asleep for the eight years prior to Obama being elected?Black folks left and right were attacking Bush. Not merely criticizing, but attacking(yes it was warranted, but it didn't stop black folks from taking advantage). President Clinton has been roundly criticized for many of his policies that were detrimental to the African American community, while "Negroes" hailed him as the "first Black President". We won't even go into Reagan and that madness from 1980-1988. The nature of politics is to have a critical eye of any Administration's policies, no matter what. We seem to have lost that perspective.

3). "Obama can't wave a magic wand and solve all of our problems...".... Who the hell asked him to? Nobody. No one is looking for one man to ride in, and in Messianic fashion, heal black folks issues. To even suggest this is oversimplification at best, and childish in fact. If I vote for a candidate,I expect him to address certain issues that prompted me to vote in the first place. The mass incarceration of black men unfairly due to the "War on Drugs", disproportionate poverty among black inner city communities that has risen DRAMATICALLY since Obama has taken office, and better educational policies are all realistic things to require this POTUS to address, that will benefit the African American community. It doesn't take a magic wand to do this. Merely a press conference in which he uses his "bully pulpit" to turn the nation's attention to these issues would be a good starting point.

4)."Why you hating? You mad? Why you mad though?" This is the default retort that many Obama "fans"(not supporters) resort to, when they have no argument against sound, measured criticism of Obama policies or the lack thereof. It reeks of teenage taunt-filled childishness. There is an assumed thought process, that because Pres. Obama is black, and we are black, that we must not criticize his policies or lack thereof, because we don't want to help vicious, ignorant right-wing nutjobs in their attack of him. A silence that causes us to subordinate our issues for the sake of some silly "unity" that does not even truly exist in the black community to begin with. If you all were UNITED, then you wouldn't be begging for jobs, but creating jobs for our people, particularly our young men, who are so marginalized that it isn't even humorous.

To be sure, the right wing, especially the "Tea Baggers"(shade intended) has launched an unprecedented assault on this President. I thought the job they did on President Clinton was a beast....until I saw this mess. That should not stop us, however, from challenging the "White"House to address those things that the branches of Government can speak to and craft legislation to assist in.

If this man is smart enough, thick skinned enough, and sagacious enough to become the first African American President, then he can handle a few critiques from us.


I am beginning to believe that the worst thing for black people in 2013 is to have a black President. We have grown even more complacent. More divisive toward each other whenever normal critique of a President occurs. I can't speak to Tavis Smiley or Cornel West's personal feelings about Pres. Obama. What I can speak to, is their right to offer legitimate critique of his policies. Criticism that should not be met with childish personal attacks by Negroes like Tom Joyner, but should prompt thoughtful, nuanced discussion among us to get our needs met.

Maybe it would be better if we had an "adversary" in the White House, instead of someone we looked at as our own family.

Maybe a white President would be in order.

PLEASE NOTE: For all the Obama "fans" and "stans" that wish to engage in petty, childish attacks in regard to my analysis of this President, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU WILL BE BLOCKED IMMEDIATELY UPON YOUR ATTEMPT in whatever Facebook or other social media forum this blog is shown. NO EXCEPTIONS GIVEN.


Sunday, January 27, 2013



HEY GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, just a quick note to inform you guys that I am currently working on my next project as well! It is a departure from my current project, but no less intriguing....the title of it is, "The New Minstrel Show: Coonery and Buffoonery in 21st Century Black Entertainment", and will focus on the ratchet, ignorant,(or as some folks say,"ignant"), stereotypical imagery of black folks on television, in Hollywood, in sports, and in music. It will be both deep and entertaining, so get ready! Look for it sometime in late summer 2013/early fall 2013!!!!!!!!!!!

Also,my book,"When The Lights Go Out: The Truth About Black Male Prison Sexuality", is now available on my website, as an instant download! For those who may remember, the way the old Paypal system I had set up only allowed you to purchase the e-book version, and I would have to manually email the book to you. That was beyond annoying for me, and I'm sure it was for some of you as well! The price is the same, but it will be far more convenient for all involved to safely, and securely, purchase the e-book formatted version of our book.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Happy New Year people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May God bless all of you with a prosperous 2013. I have not blogged in a few weeks, but I stumbled upon (actually someone sent me this article but I was sworn not to say who did) an article written below entitled, "Homosexual Behavior as Population Control" by a man named Ridgley Muhammad. the article is listed below:

Here is my response to the good man's article:  


May Allah(God) bless you with the best of health and spirit. I came across your article about homosexual behavior, and had a few comments regarding  your views. This is one of the most short-sighted, uninformed perspectives on sexual orientation that I have ever read. If homosexuality were "population control", then why are there more humans on Earth now than at any time in history? This, despite the fact that more gay men and lesbian women are out and living their lives as they see fit.

Despite there being more black same-gender loving men and women as a part of the black community, it has not affected birth rates at all. In fact, some black gay men and lesbian women still have children and raise them,(because they wish to be mothers and fathers as anyone else would) albeit in silence from persons like the brother who wrote this article. This attempt to scientifically rationalize the Nation of Islam's anti gay stance is ridiculous. If your argument is theological, keep it as a theological argument. These wild-eyed, overly simplistic and off base conspiracy theories make sane minded brothers and sisters not take you all very seriously at all.

If the relationships between black males and females are damaged, then you may want to look into 400 years of dehumanizing chattel slavery, segregation, mass incarceration (that has more black men under criminal control of the Justice System now than black people were slaves in the year 1850, 10 years before the Civil War), and the disparity in education between educated men and women in the black community as contributing factors. You may wish to look into the cyclical generational death spiral that the black community has been in post "integration". Oh, and lest I forget, black on black murder rates having soared to gut wrenching levels in the last 35 years may be another reason there are not enough heterosexual black men for your women to find potential suitors and husbands. Add to that mix, a poverty rate that has scarcely moved since Dr. King's assassination in 1968, and I can sort of understand the disintegration of black male-female relationships. Can you?

Scapegoating gays and lesbians for the ills of the black heterosexual community shows that your ignorance blinds you and hamstrings you from taking effective action to deal with all of the myriad problems in black-male relationships. We are not the cause of your relationship woes. According to a 2010 report, the "DL" myth was debunked as the main factor contributing to black women contracting HIV/AIDS. Their studies found, as well as other studies, showed that black men having multiple female partners in a heterosexual sexual climate, was a much larger factor. Get your own heterosexual house in order.

Being gay is not a "lifestyle" or "preference", any more than heterosexuality is. There are over 1500 species in nature that one could find members of participating in same sex behavior. As a former member of your organization who is now openly same-gender loving, I had to suffer in silence for years because of the way of thinking presented in this article. Minister Farrakhan and many other Ministers/Student Ministers can be heard at any given point calling gay men "faggots", and yet with a straight face, say so innocently, "but we are not homophobic".  People who are not such would not use "baby language", as Master Fard Muhammad and The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, your spiritual benefactors, put it, to denigrate those with whom they differ.  I am so glad that I stumbled upon this website and decided to read your words.  I pray Allah bless you with the light of Understanding.


Brother Hassan

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