STUDY: More than Half of Black Girls Are Sexually Assaulted

Terrell Jermaine Starr, NewsOne, December 2, 2011

Sixty percent of black girls have experienced sexual abuse at the hands of black men before reaching the age of 18, according to an ongoing study conducted by Black Women’s Blueprint.

More than 300 black women nationwide participated in the study and 700 more are being sought to take in the survey by March 2012.

Farah Tanis, Co-Founder of the New York-based organization and co-author of the study, says the issue of domestic and sexual abuse in the black community is rarely discussed and that a sixty percent rate should be a wake-up call to black women.

“A similar study which was conducted by The Black Women’s Health Imperative seven years ago found that that number was about 40 percent,” Tanis says. “So that means there is an increase and we need to stop neglecting that issue.”

The study comes just as U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced legislation reauthorizing the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this week.

While domestic violence advocates praise both senators’ efforts to strengthen the bill, Tanis and other advocates who deal specifically with minority women are advocating for language in the new act that specifically allocates funds to communities of color. More specifically, Tanis and her organization are seeking funding for small community groups which have closer cultural ties to women of color that larger organizations don’t have.

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VAWA, as it is currently written, does include language that allots “grants for outreach and services to under-served populations.” But no racial language is written into the act. Federal law prohibits legislation that earmarks government funding based on race.

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Domestic violence advocates say black women should be particularly active in writing and calling their congressmen to support the reauthorization of the VAWA because it affects them more than any other racial group. In fact, Black women experience domestic violence at a rate 35 percent higher than white women.

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Kereen Odate, Acting Director at the Center for Women’s Development at Medgar Evers College in New York, says black women are reluctant to discuss sexual and domestic abuse for fear of “vilifying the black man.”

Odate says there has always been something of an unexplored history of sexually dysfunctional behavior in the black community that dates back to slavery. For example, Odate cites mating practices that forced black male slaves to have intercourse with female slaves as the origin of shame that keeps black communities silence about domestic and sexual abuse to this very day.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m in the Healthcare field , “underserved” means Black

  • honest-to-goodness race mixer

    They had to force black males to have sex with slaves? Dang, black women must Really look ugly, even though I find them attractive. Which is it? Black men are forcing black women or black men must be forced beforehand? Black men must be getting even from all that time when they were forced. It’s simply a political act and once again black men show they are smarter and more enlightened and sensitive than everyone else. . and are fightin stereotypes. (sarcasm off)

  • Anonymous

    Blacks always try to claim that most pedophiles are white, but it’s a lie. Black child molestation is far more rampant, leading to enormous numbers of black children sent to foster homes.

    Black molestation also has lower prosecution rates because Mama protects “her man”, AKA covers up for the boyfriends that molest her fatherless children.

  • Chicagoan

    This is not news but has been business as usual in their community for their entire stay here in this hemisphere. Here and there some white do-gooder stumbles over the issue and thinks they’ve discovered something new. If you want some real blood-curdling reading then look up the subject of female genital mutilation (FMG, or female circumcision) as practiced throughout Africa for hundreds of years, at least, right on through today. Also note the percentages of the female populations affected in each of the countries. Not for the squeamish, you won’t look at Africans the same way again.

  • FischerFan

    “Sixty percent of black girls have experienced sexual abuse at the hands of black men before reaching the age of 18.”

    “In fact, Black women experience domestic violence at a rate 35 percent higher than white women.”

    So by blowing the whistle on their ‘brothers’; what does that say about alleged ‘invented racial stereotypes’?

    I would like to see the numbers for Asian and Hispanic women who are not in inter-racial relationships. That(!) would really enable us all to draw some serious and relevant conclusions!

  • Peejay in Frisco

    Okay, Kareen Odate,what do you blame Down Low(black men having sex with each other)on? WHITEY! Whitey has been blamed for black women having a high obesity rate(becaese da White Slavemaster used to have sex with them over 150 years ago,they tried to be fat, so he wouldnt have sex with them). Blacks are the world champions in Blame Slinging.

  • Question Diversity

    More likely than “slavery,” the cause is the new boyfriends of these girls’ mothers who see the mother’s daughter and immediately thinks “a little extra action on the side.”

  • Detroit WASP

    Quote: “Odate cites mating practices that forced black male slaves to have intercourse with female slaves as the origin of shame that keeps black communities silence about domestic and sexual abuse to this very day.”

    I thought the white slave masters were doing all the raping of black women? Funny how white men USED to be the rapists. NOW, it appears to be the black men that were doing all the raping….under orders from whitey of course.

    Great “logic” there. Probably the same reason black men sexually assault 33,000 white women per year in the USA…shame, revenge. Funny that the study didn’t mention that aspect!

    But wait….same thing seems to be happening in other countries…like England….odd.

    http://goo.gl/lmh0Y

    Black rape in Norway

    http://goo.gl/iC0SO

    Well wait a minute….let’s look at mother Africa.

    Rape of gay women in Africa.

    http://goo.gl/KK3jk

    Child rape in Africa

    http://goo.gl/RCLaU

    Congo, rape capital of world.

    http://goo.gl/3tw2A

    Blacks blame all their bad behaviors on whites. They even blame their poor eating habbits on whites. Google “the slave diet disease and reparations” by Louis Farrakhan

    sometime.

    Is what they mean when they say, “the white man’s burden”? EVERYTHING is the white man’s fault?

  • Anna

    As a woman this is very disturbing. No young girl should live in constant fear of being sexually violated regardless of race.

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of crapo! That is a perfect example of the collectivist approach! There is a problem therefore we need a special law all of the previous laws are innadequate even though they specifically punish this behavior. Give me a break!

    With regard to the legacy of slavery, how do they explain the large amount of sexual predation in Sub-Saharan Africa? There are not only all kinds of sexual abuse and rape there, but sexual abuse in attempts to use sexual magic (often involving some kind of rape, even of babies!). The harm of these 60s radical marxists and their brainwashed moron protégés with their marxist inspired philosopy and talking points is immense. It is really getting to be too much! I have had enough of this garbage!

    I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!

  • White Lily

    Yeah, sure: black men and boys are molesting black girls as a result of mating practices forced on them during their slavery here in America hundreds of years ago.

    I wonder what their mating practices were when they were back in Africa? Probably not so different than African mating practices of the present; either side of the Atlantic.

    There’s just no end to blacks’ claims of “victimization” here in America. They seem to curse the day they were brought here. I know I do.

  • Anonymous

    This “Legasy of Slavery” has amazing mo-jo, voo-do power! The rate of rape by Black males is exceedingly high even in countries that had no history of slavery — that’s how powerful it is.

    Also amazing is that in America, the rate of rape by Black males on Black females was relatively low until the 1970’s, when it began to climb. But that is the amazing mo-jo power of “Legasy of Slavery” it was hidden inside Black men for about 100 years, and has only now broken out.

  • Johnny

    Yep, that’s it in a nutshell, black male slaves were “forced” to have relations with female slaves. Since when did a black male ever have to be forced to have sex? I guess the black male psyche must have undergone a major overhaul in the last 150 odd years. If they’re not having sex with their hand, like the illiterate ex-Detroit school board president, their daughters, a horse, an infant, a corpse, or each other,(downlow), then they are impregnating females of all races, legal or not, at an astounding rate. By any and all means, legal or not. To be a bit crude, anything with a hole and a heartbeat, and maybe not even that. And the blame falls on YT. Of course.

  • RJS

    …just another example of what a plague on this continent the african gene pool is.

    it’s funny they never mention the many whites that have been sexually assaulted (and mugged…and beaten…and killed…)

  • white is right, black is whack

    Hey black people:

    Have you ever heard of something called personal responsibility, paying taxes, being adults, acting like civilized human beings and not blaming others for your lot in life?

  • on the lam from the Thought Police

    Odate says there has always been something of an unexplored history of sexually dysfunctional behavior in the black community that dates back to slavery.

    – Terrell Jermaine Starr, NewsOne, December 2, 2011

    If slavery is responsible for black social pathology, why have black crime and illegitimacy gotten worse since the civil rights legislation was signed?

    The alternative explanation is that blacks are inherently highly sexed, and criminal, and that Jim Crow legislation was necessary to impose as much civilization on them as could be imposed.

    Arguments against the civil rights legislation read better now than when they were written. Those who claim that the civil rights movement was successful, or that it would be if not for the persistence of “white racism,” can only do so by ignoring important facts, and by punishing those who mention the facts.

    Until it becomes safe to tell truths that are quietly acknowledged by nearly everyone I shall remain on the lam from the Thought Police.

  • Say It!

    Yes, but the sexual assault preference of black males is, as always, for white women:

    “In the United States in 2005, 37,460 white females were sexually assaulted or raped by a black man, while between zero and ten black females were sexually assaulted or raped by a white man.

    What this means is that every day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man.

    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=26368

  • Anonymous

    “More than Half of Black Girls Are Sexually Assaulted, Legacy of slavery may be to blame.”

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    “More than Half of Black Girls Are Sexually Assaulted, black men may be to blame.” There, fixed that for you.

  • Deirdre

    I simply cannot believe no one ever tires of this.

  • olewhitelady

    This nonsense about all bad black behavior stemming from slavery has taken on mythical proportions. The truth is that violence and sexual promiscuity, to mention two matters, are just as prominent in black Africa as in the West. And very few male slaves were used as breeders. Sex was rampant on the plantations, and most masters were more interested in stabilizing the lives of their slaves to increase productivity and decrease escape attempts.

  • HH

    Is there any other racial-group that anyone knows of that somehow still “suffers” from things(real or imagined)that happend not to those alive today, but to their forebears who lived and died many generations ago? What peculiar quality is it Blacks possess that enables them to cling to these various issues nearly a century and a half past the end of slavery in America?

  • Rex

    Legacy of slavery? It’s a legacy of Africa.

  • Anonymous

    The numbers of women being raped by African blacks and Australian Aborigines is likely higher.

  • Rocky

    Cry me a river. It’s YT’s fault that blacks are rapists at an extremely high rate? Has anyone thought to study rape rates in Africa? I thought they were even higher in Africa. Hmm Oh well don’t let those damn “hate facts” get in the way of the old familiar meme “Asteroid destroys Earth, women and minorities disproportionately effected!(because of white racism).

  • Jeddermann.

    Has nothing to do with slavery.

    Is due to:

    1. Live in boy friend that has just gotten out of prison and has no where to go but the gang has set up a network so that members can find shelter with the welfare mother and her kids.

    2. The Sugar Daddy. Older black men lust after younger black girls of high school age and provide money for those young women to buy “luxuries”. This is a phenomenon that has existed for decades.

  • Ciccio

    The sexual dysfunction in the black community predates the advent of slavery by thousands of years. When the worth of a woman is judged in terms of cattle she can be expected to be treated like cattle. The annual rape count in sub-Saharan Africa runs into the millions.

  • Tom

    “advocating for language in the new act that specifically allocates funds to communities of color” – I just knew there was a “mo’ money” clause in there somewhere.

  • Dewey

    As person who went to a majority black school, I can attest to you this:

    The hallway pathos usually consisted of lots of groping and body tackling/hugging of girls. It was often unclear if the girls were allright with it or not, the black girls just seemed to put up with it, or even enjoy it a little.

    I think this very touchy-feely way black boys have of acting towards their own women tends to flare up and get worse, because they are used to this “playful harrassment” game.

  • Anonymous

    Everything starts and ends at the time of slavery, how convenient. Sexual abuse of children and women is not uncommon in any black society if these investigators bother to look instead of blaming others and making thousand and one excuses. Blacks need to face up to their own dysfunctional behaviors. This constant blaming and playing the eternal victims do not help the blacks themselves one bit. Blacks are themselves committing these immoral acts.

  • Anonymous

    Of course this is true…They don’t tell because they are scorned for telling. This is why we see so many angry, overweight,crack addicted sexually promiscuous Black women who then bear children who are also sexually abused..Of course males are sexually used as well,but many go on to abuse..One black woman told me “I was passed around like a basketball”…Prison sentences for abusers and classes for victims to assist in healing from this atrocity..

  • Anonymous

    “Odate cites mating practices that forced black male slaves to have intercourse with female slaves as the origin of shame that keeps black communities silence about domestic and sexual abuse to this very day.”

    In slavery times, I don’t think BMs – the most over-sexed members of humanity on the planet – had any need for whitey to tell them to get it on with their hoes.

  • Robyn

    A wake up call to black women? How the hell are they meant to stop black men abusing girls? Segregate themselves totally from black men?

    Only black men can stop attacking black girls.

    Fear of vilifying the black man? Sounds like he damn well needs to be vilified.

    I read a call from a black woman saying black girls in the ghetto should be taught parkour by their mothers (a form of running and vaulting over objects in the urban landscape) so they had half a chance of escaping rapist black men. This woman had given up on black men, calling most of them toxic and Damaged Beyond Repair and advocated black women getting the hell away from them and forming relationships with any other race in the hope of being treated better. See here: http://sojournerspassport.com/ She also acknowledges that white male law enforcement is the only thing stopping mass rape in black ghettos. Very tragic.

  • Anonymous

    You can take the black man out of Africa but you can’t take Africa out of…

    You’d think that 10 or more generations of living in Crackerville would have facilitated some sort of cultural shift amongst the ‘black community’. Maybe we shouldn’t be too pessimistic – in most African countries ‘sexual assault’ as a concept doesn’t even exist. The ‘chief’ and his family do what they want with who they want. Period. I guess most blacks, sitting at home in their Lay Z Boy, Bud (or crack pipe) in hand, no work to do, feel pretty much like them good ‘ol chiefs musta been feelin! In any case, the state encourages, through welfare rates, fecundity to the max. In a sense you could argue that they are merely acting rationally. If you were a dumb black – and don’t kid yourself, if you’re dumb you KNOW you’re dumb – what would be your best course of action. Keep trying to get a minimum wage job or spread your seed and have multiple cribs to chill out in wid yo hos? I know which I’d choose.

  • Anonymous

    Its a perfect feminist story, they get to trash black men, and white men by doing nothing more than an office survey! To make things even better, they might even get a free government handout at the end of it!

    As much as I would like to get in on the scam, I could never write such dizzying PR hit pieces.

    On the other hand, how stupid are the men in congress to authorize VAWA?

  • Mike Harrigan

    “While domestic violence advocates praise both senators’ efforts to strengthen the bill, Tanis and other advocates who deal specifically with minority women are advocating for language in the new act that specifically allocates funds to communities of color. More specifically, Tanis and her organization are seeking funding for small community groups which have closer cultural ties to women of color that larger organizations don’t have.”

    Another attempt to elevate non Whites to a higher priority than Whites. Just like affirmative action, hate crimes laws, etc.