Just when we thought things couldn't possibly get any worse after the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations and riots, a new protest has begun, against the domestic violence suffered against their persons by the black wives of black men.
The organization's name? Black Wives Matter.
Statistics show that 81% of black women married to, or cohabiting with, a black man have suffered violence at his hands. Or feet. Often both.
The women have grabbed their opportunity, in the current tension-filled atmosphere in the country, to highlight their plight, and to implore society to give them fair treatment, and make them equal.
Jemima Brown, a leading light for Black Wives Matter, said:
"We want our husbands, boyfriends and pimps to stop hitting on us, and treat us fairly and with respect."
But Michael Smith, a black man who is married to a black woman, and admits to beating her regularly, said:
"Personally, I think the women are being a little optimistic. Beating a woman is part of black culture, it's normal, it's custom, it's our heritage. It came with us from Africa, and it's in the blood."
Another black man, Dick Thompson, said:
"We beat 'em, but we love 'em. Secretly, they enjoy it!"
But Dick's wife, Monique, denied this. She said:
"Sometimes I enjoy it, and sometimes I don't."