The Emasculation of the Black Man in America

The Emasculation of the Black Man in America


Strong Black ManAs I prepare to enter into a week where I will be discussing the emasculation of the American man, I am forced to look deep into a specific type of man in America. Even though my aim is to confront the overall emasculation of men in America, I am obligated to address the emasculation of the black man first. Being a black man and having a clear understanding of black history, I am cognizant of the immense responsibility that I have to shed light on this controversial issue.

When I first penned this piece, it made people immensely uncomfortable, and it even made some angry. On the surface, it would seem as if many took exception to the term emasculation; however, when a deeper examination is conducted, it seems the greatest concern is with accountability and cognitive dissonance. You see, for some to acknowledge that they have played a role in the systematic emasculation of the black man in America, it would also require an acknowledgement that they must change their way of thinking in order to change their ultimate and destructive mindset. Others have simply been so embedded in a pseudo-culture that was artificially designed and created for them, that to admit that it isn’t real and actually harmful may be too much — cognitive dissonance is real.

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I am completely cognizant of the fact that I will undoubtedly make some of you immensely uncomfortable while immensely aggravating and angering others. I understand that we live in a world in which most people don’t want to stir the pot. We live in a world where everyone believes that if it goes unspoken, then it doesn’t exist. The problem is that the black race is failing miserably and a significant portion of this failure lies at the feet of its men. Not that our women have no culpability, as we will find out here today, but it is our men who are the bearers of the vision that will empower them to lead our people. It is the man who is responsible for establishing the dominion he will execute along with his queen. It is the man who was designed to lead. When the man fails in his responsibility, everything in in his periphery suffers.

It is my intent to introduce black men to their greatest weakness and subsequently inspire them to walk in power. I also plan to introduce the black woman to her greatest weakness and how she is directly connected to the destruction and the emasculation of the black man. There are multitudinous queries into the current state of the black man. Why does he seem distant and aloof from his wife and family? Why does he have issues with being committed and honoring his marital responsibilities? Why does he seem to have an innate proclivity to gravitate toward white women when he becomes successful?

In this short treatise, I have chosen to use the term “emasculation,” which I have found makes some people uncomfortable, however, I have discovered that a great deal of that discomfort comes from a misinterpretation of the term as it is applied from a clinical perspective. Let us take a look at the lay definition offered by Merriam-Webster!

There are two basic areas that I would like for you to take notice of in this definition: 1. “weaker or less effective” 2. Deprive a man of role or identity.

When we take a look at the etymology of the word, the more anachronistic definition for emasculate is to castrate a man. In other words, to remove that physical organ that is most associated with his manhood. Likewise, psychologically, emasculation is the interference with or complete removal of a man with his inherent roles. A man is emasculated when any action is taken that interferes with the effectiveness of him carrying out his role as a man.

Contrary to popular belief, the term emasculation does not have anything to do with the strength and capacity of a man, but with either, the voluntary surrender or forceful subjugation of that strength. Example: A mother who refuses to allow a father to see his children, while speaking ill of him to the children (making them more hostile toward him), has emasculated him. Without kidnapping his children or a court order, which still has to be enforced by someone else — probably a white officer or judge, he has lost control of something that he values deeply. He has been emasculated.

The Dilemma of the Black Man in America

To understand the dilemma of the black man in America, we must travel back to 1712. It was in 1712 that American slave owners were granted their wish by having Willie Lynch come to America to teach them how to control their slaves in a manner that would get the most productivity and profit out of them. Lynch was the owner of a plantation in the West Indies and he had gained notoriety for being able to manage his slaves. What you will find out as we examine what has become known as the Willie Lynch Letter is that when hanging, which eventually became known as lynching because of Lynch (who by the way, viewed hanging as waste of profit and productivity and a very last resort in mostly striking fear in recalcitrant black men) and whipping did not work in breaking the black man, they resulted to what they found was the only thing that could – his woman.

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I will be sharing excerpts of the letter to give you a vivid picture of what has taken place over the last 300 years.

I HAVE A FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 HUNDRED YEARS… I HAVE OUTLINED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENCES AMONG THE SLAVES; AND I TAKE THESE DIFFERENCES AND MAKE THEM BIGGER. I USE FEAR, DISTRUST AND ENVY FOR CONTROL PURPOSES. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is “AGE,” but it’s there only because it starts with an “a.” The second is “COLOR” or shade. There is INTELLIGENCE, SIZE, SEX, SIZES OF PLANTATIONS, STATUS on plantations, ATTITUDE of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action, but before that, I shall assure you that DISTRUST IS STRONGER THAN TRUST AND ENVY STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION.

The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for HUNDREDS of years, maybe THOUSANDS. Don’t forget, you must pitch the OLD black male vs. the YOUNG black male, and the YOUNG black male against the OLD black male. You must use the DARK skin slaves vs. the LIGHT skin slaves, and the LIGHT skin slaves vs. the DARK skin slaves. You must use the FEMALE vs. the MALE, and the MALE vs. the FEMALE. You must also have white servants and overseers [who] distrust all Blacks. But it is NECESSARY THAT YOUR SLAVES TRUST AND DEPEND ON US. THEY MUST LOVE, RESPECT AND TRUST ONLY US. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and children use them, never miss an opportunity. IF USED INTENSELY FOR ONE YEAR, THE SLAVES THEMSELVES WILL REMAIN PERPETUALLY DISTRUSTFUL.”

Willie Lynch was a man that had studied the history of slavery and the psychology of the slave. He had become a master at breaking slaves. He said that breaking a black male slave was analogous to breaking a wild horse. The points in this that we are going to focus on is the use of the black woman to break the black man.

Historically, the black man was strong, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. He did not break easily, but you are about to discover that the white man, discovered his vulnerability – the black woman.

Lynch taught the slave owners in Virginia that you break a slave much in the same way that you break a horse. You must break them from their natural state of existing. Remove the natural order. With horse or humans, it is the natural order for the male to provide and protect for the female and his offspring. Lynch’s first principle was to remove the ability for the man to provide or protect, so that he and his family became dependent upon their white masters – but this was only the beginning.

we break that natural string of independence from them and thereby create a dependency status, so that we may be able to get from them useful production for our business and pleasure”

Lynch’s plan ran much deeper than simply stripping the black man of his independence. Let’s look at what else he suggested.

“Both horse and niggers [are] no good to the economy in the wild or natural state. Both must be BROKEN and TIED together for orderly production. For orderly future, special and particular attention must be paid to the FEMALE and the YOUNGEST offspring. Both must be CROSSBRED to produce a variety and division of labor. Both must be taught to respond to a peculiar new LANGUAGE. Psychological and physical instruction of CONTAINMENT must be created for both… NOTE: Neither principle alone will suffice for good economics. All principles must be employed for orderly good of the nation. Accordingly, both a wild horse and a wild or natural nigger is dangerous even if captured, for they will have the tendency to seek their customary freedom and, in doing so, might kill you in your sleep.”

Everything that Lynch is presenting is built in first breaking the male. When the male is broken the world around him will collapse. What is interesting is that Lynch had discovered that hanging the black man did not break him. Hard work in the fields for long hours did not break him. Whipping him to within an inch of his life did not break him. Lynch had discovered that the only thing that could break a man was the contempt and disrespect of his woman. But how do you create an environment in which a woman would lose respect for her husband and treat him with contempt. Let’s allow Willie Lynch to explain it in his own words.

“Hence, both the horse and the nigger must be broken; that is breaking them from one form of mental life to another. KEEP THE BODY, TAKE THE MIND! In other words, break the will to resist. Now the breaking process is the same for both the horse and the nigger, only slightly varying in degrees. But, as we said before, there is an art in long range economic planning. YOU MUST KEEP YOUR EYE AND THOUGHTS ON THE FEMALE and the OFFSPRING of the horse and the nigger. A brief discourse in offspring development will shed light on the key to sound economic principles. Pay little attention to the generation of original breaking, but CONCENTRATE ON FUTURE GENERATION. Therefore, if you break the FEMALE mother, she will BREAK the offspring in its early years of development; and when the offspring is old enough to work, she will deliver it up to you, for her normal female protective tendencies will have been lost in the original breaking process.

For example, take the case of the wild stud horse, a female horse and an already infant horse and compare the breaking process with two captured nigger males in their natural state, a pregnant nigger woman with her infant offspring. Take the stud horse, break him for limited containment. Completely break the female horse until she becomes very gentle, whereas you or anybody can ride her in her comfort. Breed the mare and the stud until you have the desired offspring. Then, you can turn the stud to freedom until you need him again. Train the female horse whereby she will eat out of your hand, and she will in turn train the infant horse to eat out of your hand, also.

When it comes to breaking the uncivilized nigger, use the same process, but vary the degree and step up the pressure, so as to do a complete reversal of the mind. Take the meanest and most restless nigger, strip him of his clothes in front of the remaining male niggers, the female, and the nigger infant, tar and feather him, tie each leg to a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him afire and beat both horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining niggers. The next step is to take a bullwhip and beat the remaining nigger males to the point of death, in front of the female and the infant. Don’t kill him, but PUT THE FEAR OF GOD IN HIM, for he can be useful for future breeding.”

Willie Lynch is getting to the heart of the matter. What is not mentioned here clearly is exactly how he turned the woman against the man? It is the man’s responsibility to protect his woman. Taking a black slave and raping her in front of her husband, showing her that he had no power to help or save her, was all it took. Watching his wife raped in front of him crippled him, but it was the contempt and disrespect that he received from his wife daily that reminded him of that helpless moment that broke him. Once the man was broken, he was often bred for productive offspring and then sold off to break the bond and ties to his family. The black male developed a proclivity to move from plantation to plantation to father progeny that he never stuck around to raise or care for.

Let’s look at how Lynch then used the reverse effects that this had on the women to break future black men while they were still boys.

“By her being left alone, unprotected, with the MALE IMAGE DESTROYED, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychologically dependent state to a frozen, independent state. In this frozen, psychological state of independence, she will raise her MALE and female offspring in reversed roles. For FEAR of the young male’s life, she will psychologically train him to be MENTALLY WEAK and DEPENDENT, but PHYSICALLY STRONG. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her FEMALE offspring to be psychologically independent. What have you got? You’ve got the nigger WOMAN OUT FRONT AND THE nigger MAN BEHIND AND SCARED.

Take a look at how this impacted the black marriage:

“We breed two nigger males with two nigger females. Then, we take the nigger male away from them and keep them moving and working. Say one nigger female bears a nigger female and the other bears a nigger male; both nigger females—being without influence of the nigger male image, frozen with an independent psychology—will raise their offspring into reverse positions. The one with the female offspring will teach her to be like herself, independent and negotiable (we negotiate with her, through her, by her, negotiates her at will). The one with the nigger male offspring, she being frozen subconscious fear for his life, will raise him to be mentally dependent and weak, but physically strong; in other words, body over mind. Now, in a few years when these two offspring become fertile for early reproduction, we will mate and breed them and continue the cycle. That is good, sound and long range comprehensive planning.”

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Okay, now let’s take a real brief look at this. It is simple, God honors his men. He designed men to be honored. He even says that those that toil in the gospel deserve double honor. My brother and colleague in the ministry mentioned the fact that God never dishonors his men. There is a certain level of honor, even in discipline, yet the black man is one of the most dishonored of men anywhere in the world. Who dares to dishonor the black man? Contrary to popular beliefs and accusations, it is not the white man alone.

Glance back to the beginning of this article and take notice of the word of Willie Lynch.


It has been nearly 303 years since Willie Lynch gave that speech. It looks like he underestimated the power of his system. Black women are still emasculating their men in both ways – disrespecting, dishonoring and being contemptuous toward their men and training there young boys to be psychologically weak and physically strong.

This is how the system has been perpetuated for centuries: While teaching her young male child to be weak, she is at the same time teaching her young female child to be psychologically independent and to treat all black men with the contempt associated with that independence – perpetuating the cycle of the broken black man.

From a biblical perspective, a woman cannot be psychologically independent of the very thing she was created for. The combination of centuries of conditioning to break her man along with the contemporary cultural paradigms that tells her she doesn’t need a man, she has perpetuated the cycle.

Brothers stop blaming the white man, at least contemporary white men for breaking you and keeping you down. They don’t have the power to do it. You are broken because your own support system is working against you. You must learn to stand up and function within your design and to guard yourself from the contemptuous woman who has become convinced that her strength is hidden in her power to break and handle you. You were designed to protect, provide and lead, but you can only accomplish this with the one that recognizes and respects you as her leader. Even with the understanding of the damage that the contemptuous woman has caused, you still have a responsibility to rise and lead with power and strength.

Sisters, I know that you have been hurt. I know that many of you have been disappointed. More than a small portion of you have suffered at the hands of a black man. Some black men have found it to be an acceptable course of action to procreate and then abandon you to raise their progeny. Many have found it acceptable to step on your dreams and drain you of all hope. Many of you have been physically abused, the victims of incest and more. You have suffered and you have struggled. For every man that found it to be within reason to harm and hinder you, I personally apologize. You have been hurt, but you must understand that every word of contempt that you breathe toward a black man continues to diminish our race, and stifle our progress!

No matter what secular culture is telling you, without the black man in a position of power to lead, our people will continue to wander astray. Granted, there are many men that are not ready to lead, but tearing them down will not prepare them to lead. Your true gift is in healing, encouraging and empowering. Trust me, he has enough people and situations telling him he is not good enough, smart enough and rich enough, and he does not need you to re-enforce it. If you can’t say anything good. Simply hold your peace. Remember why you were created.

We black men need women who will have our backs. We need women that we can trust with our weaknesses and vulnerability without worrying about half of the world hearing about it.

A close friend and I were watching old footage of the civil rights movement and we noticed something that totally blew our mind. When dogs and water hoses were turned on blacks, many women would get in front of their men almost instinctively. I decided to dig further. What I found is that it is common for the women to sacrifice themselves for the man who was considered the future of the race. This is why even the queen sacrifices herself for the king in the game of chess. Those women new if those men didn’t survive to fight another day, their lives would completely change. Secular culture has told women that men were placed here for them when they have actually been designed for men.

This may sound crazy, but if you want your man to be the beast that he is designed to be, he needs to feel completely safe with you. You will never get all of him, if he does not trust you. ~ Dr. Rick Wallace, Ph.D.

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  1. And for those who may feel that this is another tirade about slavery or a subtle attempt to blame the white race for the current plight of the black man — you are sadly mistaken. Although it would be foolish to ignore the polarities between races in this country, especially between whites and blacks, this is not what this article is about. This is about understanding the biblical role of a man and how when that role is thwarted or inhibited the world around him collapses. As I finish up my book “The Measure of a Man: Defining Biblical Manhood”, I have become even more aware of the machinations of the enemy and how he totally destroys and entire generation, and in many cases an entire people. It begins with the emasculation of the man.************************If you take away the power of the man in any society it will decline and the people will lose their identity. God designed the man to be the source of identity for his race and his progeny. What this article points out is how a particular people lost its identity and the manner in which it took place. ******Historically, the black man has been strong — functioning as the leader of his family — providing and teaching. It was the black man who named the children that he sired, not the woman. It was the black man who was honored above all else in the home. What happened centuries ago because of the doctrines of Willie Lynch is still very prevalent and relevant today. ***********As you will see throughout the coming week and beyond. It has not only impacted the black man, but the non-biblical virus has spread. Read this article and then take a look into almost any home, especially a black home and tell me who the black boy or man honors most. Whether both parents were present or not, the black man tends to give far more validity and honor to the role of the mother than the father– the is the role reversal that Willie Lynch spoke of. This mindset is the result of the systematic destruction of the black man perpetuated through the execution of the Willie Lynch doctrines. In a culture in which a man gives more honor to the woman than to the very model of who he must become, how can he ever become a man that demands honor, not only by the words that he takes, but by the decisions he makes. Mothers are raising sons to be dominated by the world and their women. They are raising daughters that will continue the cycle of emasculating men. *******************If you feel that I am airing the dirty laundry, I must inform you that the laundry has been hanging out so long that everyone has already seen it. It has been out so long that the majority of us see it as normal. What is happening right now though, is God is re-inspiring his men. He is raising up men with a re-centered vision. Men that are inherently aware of their greatness. Men that are not willing to accept the contempt of their “helper”. He is raising up a man that will speak truth in the face of great odds and danger. A man that will not allow himself to remain broken or to ever become broken again. *************In the same sense, I am beginning to see a remnant of Godly women — not religious nor legalistic women, but women who understand the powerful role that they play in the building of a race, nation and spiritual kingdom — a woman that realizes that when she uses her unique power to degrade, manipulate and ultimately destroy her husband, as well as other men, she has failed to fulfill her divine role and has fallen victim to the machinations of the enemy. Claude Lewis, Lisa James, Rita Clinton, and others, I would love to hear what you have to say on the matter.

  2. At the risk of pissing people off and ‘intruding,’ I have witnessed this. I am a white female, raised in an environment where I only noticed color because it interested me. I thought it was fascinating that some people were super pale with freckles and other people were super dark with pink palms and things like that. I wanted to understand why and how that worked (I’m now a nurse, question answered). I was also raised in a way that views men (in general since color and race were not a thing) the same as what you have described they should be. A leader. Head of the house. Strong and smart. The protector and provider. And it is SO important to me. That is what I want to see in a man. And to be his helper, to be his support and the person that does the ‘little’ things ‘behind the scenes’ to make his home a nice, SAFE (in an entirely different kind of way), place to come back to, is a role that I truly value and hope to fill some day.
    Then I took a job that took me to Georgia. Immediately I noticed an astonishing cultural difference. I do not mean to generalize, because it’s not everyone (obviously) but I saw what you talked about here. My mentor, a woman I love dearly, is a wonderful, beautiful black woman. She is independent and smart and strong and kind all in her own ways without taking that away from her husband. She has a beautiful family. There was another black woman in the same workplace that was happy and cheerful and encouraging and completely vicious about men (and certain other populations) when we got behind closed doors. And her family was broken so many ways it’s unbelievable. You would think men were born with tails and horns the way she talked! And when she got together with some of her friends in the break room some days the tension was palpable. It was uncomfortable, for ME. And it had nothing to do with me! She is a bit of an extreme example but there is definitely a culture of feminine ‘power’ and ‘rights’ and ‘freedom’ at the expense of men in this country.

    A lot of people would tell me, when the subject of my single-hood came up, ‘You don’t need a man anyway.’ or ‘Good for you!’ or ‘You want kids? There are other ways. You don’t need a man to have a family.’ And it was shocking, even a little offensive, because fulfilling my role as a woman with a man that fulfills his role does NOT make ME weak! I am not insignificant or powerless! I would be loved and cherished and valued. THAT is what I want.
    I have seen this trend occurring within the white community to a lesser degree as well and I find it very disappointing. I hope, somehow, we can turn this around.

  3. If the economy has been recovering for the last six years, unemployment has declined from 10% to 5%, and Obama has educated millions of young people by doling out $500 billion of student loans, why has the percentage of 25 to 34 year olds living in their mommy’s basement increased by 50% in the last ten years, with the trend accelerating in the last two years?

    There is the propaganda dished out by the government and their corporate media mouthpiece lackeys, and there is the truth. Young people were duped into taking on billions in student loan debt with the promise of good jobs at graduation. It was a lie. Now they are left enslaved in debt, working shit service jobs, with no prospects of ever owning a house, and living in mommy’s basement.

    Young people are becoming a nation of basement dwellers.

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