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Let the Wailing Black Women Come: 60% of Black Girls are Sexually Abused before 18


Black Women’s Blue Print reports that 60 percent of black girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. Wow!  When I first read this in my Facebook’s newsfeed I was speechless. 60 percent is a nice round number though if we are all honest with ourselves we can see this number being a viable number and of course we know the sample size is relatively small (N=300), but it still has some statistical force. Moreover, it created such a shock wave in cyber space that the sample size is irrelevant. If one black girl child is abused then we all are.

And because of this I say as the Lord Almighty said in the book of Jeremiah, “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them.” Yes, I need for the seasoned wailing women to come and mourn for our daughters’ spirits. I need for black women to come to the wall and wail for our sisters, mothers, aunties, and big mommas who have endured sexual violations because the power of crying . . . the flowing of tears let our black girl children know that we see the acts of sexual violations and we won’t allow another generation of black girls to endure such spirit-killing atrocities.

So, let the wailing women come for our daughter need to see us cry!