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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.

…even in 2017

The caricature of the hyper-sexualized black brute has become self-fulfilling prophecy. The true Black men of the past would be so ashamed and disgusted at what a core group of black American “Christian” males have morphed into the past several decades:

even in 2017

The Anatomy of the Black “Christian” Male Street Harasser and Sexual Predator In Modern America-2016

I decided to provide a visual aide for those who cannot comprehend what Black women, professional, college students, mothers, any decent Black women who has to go through just to grocery store shopping, get to class, work, run errands be productive at the public library has to deal with on a daily basis, especially in the Washington, D.C. metro area (all quadrants, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, City of Baltimore. It doesn’t matter if work downtown but live in the suburbs, those old posters of black males lusting after white women in the 1930’s were probably true, just replace the blonde white female with the black women and this is what has been happening for decades). Speak up Black woman.

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*Note: Photo-All Rights Reserved-used for educational purposes

Street harassed at TechWorld Post Office, Washington, D.C.

During the time I worked in Washington, D.C. I would sometimes use the Post Office located at the TechWorld Building in N.W., Washington, D.C..

A pattern emerged where Black male “Christian” security guard(s) would literally jump into my face and block my access to the descending escalator to the Post Office. These happened several times and they would snicker “Hi, how you doin?’

I would continue to walk and ignore them and noticed there were two Black male security guards, also in uniform seated at the desks near the main entry scan if you wre entering the main portion of the building. These onlookers in uniformed stared at me as if this was normal and that I was supposed to acquiesce to this unwanted behavior. Not one told their co workers to stop or to leave me alone. Nor did the perpetrators bother or hit on any of the white women who were on their way to work or otherwise passing by.

After my ignoring them did not have the effect I sought, I later contacted the Administration and was given information about the contracting business responsible for their hire. So, I ended up speaking to a supervisor who was ranked a sergeant and let him know how his subordinates were conducting themselves.

I said “They aren’t bothering any of those white women walking by. Here I am covered, a professional and they are calling out to me like that. If I was a white woman they wouldn’t be bothering me.” Granted, the sergeant listened and seemed to agree, he let me know he would handle it.

During the time period I was working in that area of D.C. and using that post office it did not happen again.

Black males in their capacity of employment of branded businesses, sexually street harass customers, by standers and co workers ALL the time. Do not wonder why businesses do not want to hire your licentious species.

Harassed During Lunch Breaks in NW, Washington, DC

At a time when I was working in NW, Washington, DC, I began going to Cosi’s restaurant for my lunch break. Around the second week of doing this a black “Christian” male began making unsolicited and unprovoked passes at me each day I walked by the business establishment which he was an employee. This business was one block north of the Cosi’s. This Black male was some type of chauffeur as he had a uniform on. He would literally reach out his left arm at me to attemot to touch and/or grab me. He did not conduct himself this way when white women walked by. Apparently I have good reflexes and jumped/stepped away. He continued these attempts so I decided to walk in the street which meant nearly getting hit by driver’s service who pulled up in town cars for guests. Even then he would not stopped as he was on thataide of the sidewalk he popped out of the passenger’s seat and tried to run his chest into my front an barely missed as I once again stepped back.

After documenting everything and being fed up I went to the business and asked for the supervisor of these chauffeurs or bell hops. Of course, it was a man who attempted to make light of it until I pointed out literally to the glass and brass framed revolving door towards the sidewalk and said “You see all those white women walking pass, he does not bother not one of them.” But he thinks it is ok to bother a covered (Sunni) Muslim. After documenting everything in writing and informing those in charge that I will pursue criminal charges. Apparently, the white male supervisor reprimanded the Black male bellhop as the next day would not even look at me. Why must I resort to a the law to get a black “Christian” male to stop harassing me. Why do black “Christian” male act inappropriately and MORE comfortable in their licenscious conduct towards a religiously-clad (fully covered with hijab) G-d fearing woman who is minding her business. It is inexcusable and disgusting and demonstrates that when it comes to street harassment there is black male privilege. Simply inexcusable.

Virginia News: Author and activist Holly Kearl will speak at the Nov. 18 AAUW meeting in McLean

 http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/nov/05/focus-stopping-street-harassment/

Author and activist Holly Kearl will speak at the Nov. 18 AAUW meeting in McLean.

#Catcalls, sexual and sexist comments, following, flashing, and groping. Most women in the world have experienced unwanted sexual harassment in public spaces by strangers, or “street harassment.” More than half of harassed women say it began when they were a teenager.
#Holly Kearl, an author and leading advocate for stopping street harassment, will be speaking about this issue – and what we can all do about it – at the AAUW McLean Area November Branch Event on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the McLean Community Center.
#Kearl is an expert on the topic of gender-based violence, including street harassment and sexual harassment in schools and on college campuses. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Stop Street Harassment and a consultant for organizations like the United Nations, the State Department, One World Education, and Change in our Lifetime.
#She also works as a part-time facilitator for the Op-Ed Project’s Public Voices Fellowship at Northwestern University, and an adjunct professor of Women’s Studies at George Mason University.
#Tired of strange men whistling and honking at her, calling out to her, following her, and grabbing her when she was alone in public, Kearl wrote her master’s thesis in 2007 at GWU on gender-based street harassment and how women were using online websites to combat it.
#She has authored two books, “50 Stories about Stopping Street Harassers” (2013) and “Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women” (2010) and two national studies, Unsafe and Harassed in Public Spaces: A National Street Harassment Report (2014) and Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Schools (2011).
#Kearl received a master’s degree in Public Policy and Women’s Studies from George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in history and women’s studies from Santa Clara University.

An Open Thank You Letter to Decent White Men Of Washington, D.C.

I wanted to extend my sincere thank you for all the times you have assisted or intervened on my behalf when a black “Christian” male stranger sought to harm me in NW, Washington, D.C. 

Whether it was leaving work, going to lunch or to the bank machine, or riding in the DC subway system, more likely than not,  a white man came to my rescue. I ask that you do not stop as America has degenerated so much, I believe that if it were not for you, a black male would have already killed me by now. Once again I sincerely thank you.

A covered Sunni Muslim Black American Woman