I hate white women.
See how those words reverberated through the monitor? And those sentiments aren’t even real. However, we all can’t make that same claim about a particular race of women.
Last week, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was charged with sexual assault when he went ‘Tip Drill’ style on a hotel waitress by sliding a credit card down her blouse. It’s only natural that Haynesworth would deny the charges. His excuse that the allegations are false:
“I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girlfriend. … I don’t even like black girls.”
I haven’t heard, or read, much outrage over his statement. Maybe if he would have said what I wrote in my lead, there would be more hoopin’ and hollerin.’ I guess since he’s another black man dissin’ his own women much like the rappers of our race already do, society is like ho-hum; that’s what they do.
Honestly, Haynesworth would have been better off going Don Imus and calling his accuser a nappy headed ho, at least that way we could say he’s crazy. But his comments present a deeper psychological issue that speaks volumes about his character and thoughts about himself.
Haynesworth’s filthy excuse of hating black women as a way of getting out of the despicable charge of sexual assault tells me that he hates his mother, his grandmother, his aunt; these strong black women who raised him. It’s not only a slap in the face but a spit in the face to the black woman who gave birth to him.
I do not care the dating preferences of people. Haynesworth dating white women isn’t an usual occurrence; most black athletes and high profile black men shun black women for the snow bunnies but to explicitly say that he hates black women is akin to Tiger Woods’ ‘Caublasian’ proclamation (and you saw how that worked out for him).
The hate of oneself can not be explained. There are factors for it but the finite answer isn’t clear cut. Haynesworth’s actions (including stepping on the face of Andre Gurode, who is black, in 2006) and words shouts ‘I hate me.’ Not only does it speak the hate of black women but his alleged sexual assault on a black woman demonstrates the hate of blackness, the hate of himself.
And there is no amount of money, suspension time or prison sentence can correct that.