Shelters are there to protect women and children because successful societies consider women and children to be assets. Wm responded to the needs of ww/children by building the shelters in to the system when/if the individual wm failed at protection for whatever reason. How problems are solved is what determines the progress..not the fact that there is a problem (there will always be problems).Our whole entire race is a hot mess. Every day we are bashing each other in public. You dont see other races of men bashing their women and you also dont see other races of women bashing their men. We are the only race that takes pride in degrading our own. Non-blacks discusses their dislikes in their living room and around the kitchen table. However, as black people we have to get on YouTube and blogs and tell everyone black people are no good. The facts are there that they have problems with their own race as well because of divorces and yes abusive behavior. White women are in shelters too, which mean white men dont always protect their women and Im sure there are abusive cases of Hispanic women too. We are just the ones who judge one person as a whole and tell the world to stay away from our own race. This site is prime example; I never thought I would see so many black people praising another race over their own people.
I think that's what most are pointing to when they speak of protections.
As far as the race thing, well, it seems there are lots who have no use for it. Some view race identification as outdated. Maybe that could explain why some have no problems bashing with others who are perceived to be of their group. Maybe they don't see themselves as having a group.