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Street Harassed Again–NW Washington, D.C.

One evening I was leaving work from the office building. I was headed eastbound on 16th and L streets in NW, Washington, D.C.  As it was evening time it was already dark outside.  Other people were bustling also leaving work or tending to other matters. As I was walking, a dark-skinned, 6 foot-plus older black male (say pushing 60 years old) walked towards me while I was still on the sidewalk. He appeared from photothe street as a pedestrian from out of no where on my left facing the opposite direction and with a loud, condescending voice yelled to my face Hallelujah!, while looking me up and down (mind you I am always in hijab, long skirts or loose trousers) with a dirty smirk.  The dark-skinned black male simultaneously did this odd bend at a 45 degree angle to ensure I knew he was referring to me.  I was tired and solely yelled “nigger.” He immediate stood upright and began to walk away. It was then I realized that a Caucasian male was walking behind me in the same direction. I am unsure whether the demented, dark-skinned black male stopped merely because I referred to him as to what he actually was or he was embarrassed that he was called that by another person of color IN THE PRESENCE of a white male.  I believe it was a combination of both.  It was disgusting that someone who appeared possibly old as a grandfather would attempt to disrupt a cover Sunni Muslim leaving work and minding her own business.

Today’s black male is the problem. Black “Christians” today are the problem, they are a public nuisance and a public health menace.

News Article: The University of Louisville is hosting an event next month aimed at combating sexual and street harassment

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/kentucky/articles/2017-03-29/uofl-to-host-event-to combat-street-harassment

 The University of Louisville is hosting an event next month aimed at combating sexual and street harassment.

March 29, 2017, at 2:28 a.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville is hosting an event next month aimed at combating sexual and street harassment.

The university says the “Cards Against Catcalling” event is scheduled April 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT in the Red Barn at the Belknap Campus. The event will be hosted by the Women 4 Women Student Board and the UofL Women’s Center.

The event is part of the national Anti-Street Harassment Week, organized by Stop Street Harassment, a usnews.pngnonprofit group working to end gender-based street harassment.

Hadley Hendrick, a member of Women 4 Women and chair of “Cards Against Catcalling,” says street harassment is a common problem for women, minorities and members of the LGBT community.

The event will be free and open to the public.

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End the Cycle of Street Harassment: Photo Chart 2017

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What Decent Black American Women Deal with Every Day in Maryland and D.C.: Original Photo Chart

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Rally Against Street Harassment in New York: April 08, 2017

Anti-Street Harassment Rally in New York:

April 08, 2017. For Full Announcement please see:

https://nycprotests.com/nyc-protests/2017/4/8/2017-anti-street-harassment-rally

A late morning at a D.C. Metro Station

One day in the late morning I was using the D.C. metro. I was either at Metro Center or Gallery Place Chinatown where there is a convergence of transfer points for various lines. I was descending down the escalator to get to the platform and noticed two major things:
1) there were a  few major brown post structure in the center like most stations have.
2) A dark-skinned African “Christian” male was already staring at me from the platform as I was at the top of the descent.

I knew he was directing his unwanted attention at me because I was the only one on the escalator.  As a preventative measure, though it was daylight, I made the conscious decision to go right when I stepped off the platform.  This way the first post I see could be an initial barrier.  To no avail he started walking suddenly in the same direction towards me. I then walked left to get away from him an intentionally positioned myself amongst several people–all Black who pretended they did not see anything.

wmata-metro-mapA short Asian Muslim  woman also in hijab was walking past along the platform and NO ONE said any thing to her. She smiled and greeted me and for a small moment I thought that was the end of the crazy man’s exploit. After she was on her way, the African “Christian” male began to extend his arm to towards me to try and touch me and stated “I want talk to you.” I  immediately moved several spaces down. He began walking towards me again just as my train arrived. Lucky for me, it was the ONLY thing that protected me, the metro employees did nothing and neither did all the black “Christians” standing on the platform except look down and act as if they did not see anything awry.

Disgusting hypocrites.  So there you have it, ALL Black American women (Sunni Muslim, Buddhist, atheist, professional, college students, etc.)are viewed by men of color as trash to be dumped on.