Jan. 3, 2013

New Post “Thinking About the Steve Harvey Industrial Complex and the Interior Lives of Black Men: On Black Masculinity”

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Image via Black Public Media

I haven’t written about Django Unchained, and I don’t plan on doing so, because so many others have been eager to do so and I don’t have anything to add.

But I will tell you this, earlier to day I was having a conversation on The Facebook with @RahaReiki about this Crunk Feminist Collective post which explores ratchet culture, pop culture and Black masculinity. In the conversation we began to explore why it appears as though Black women can see the writing on the wall and start taking care of themselves, that they start taking care of their interior and exterior lives.Yet, on the other hand there doesn’t appear to be a similar public effort on the behalf of Black men. At least at first glance.

I ultimately came to three conclusions. First, I think that some Black women hold on to their dysfunction like a warm blanket, others are invested in becoming whole human beings and they are willing to do the personal development work to grow and evolve. Often times we are a combination therein where we are trying to evolve and hold the warm blanket at the same time. #struggle.


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