quote:Originally posted by Rowe:
....nor have you produced any documented research that would clearly show that there is a surplus of employed and educated Black men at our disposal, that 800,000 Black men are not being wharehoused in jails, or that Black women do not make up the majority of college graduates within the Black community. Where is your evidence disproving what everyone from social scientists to relationship experts have long since acknowledged???
I apologize for the misunderstanding of my post; I am not disagreeing with those statistics, only pointing out why they are........
Let's take the role of the other; in this case: the unemployed, uneducated, criminally involved black man in this country. If black women hold contempt for established brothas, isn't there consequences attached to getting oneself together? Isn't it unpopular? Wouldn't this black man be compromising the attention and indirect love affair that many black women have with the under established black man? Wouldn't he be entering the world of nonexistence due to the notion that many black women just can't seem to bring themselves to recognize and acknowledge the few established brothers that are already around? Wouldn't he be leaving the black woman's focus and concentration only to be purposely overlooked just like the other professional and educated black men?
(Bad publicity is better than no publicity). To exchange this means to loose the sexual favor of the black woman. Many self-loafing men would make a change overnight if there were a sudden shift in the preference of most black women from anti-social thugs to educated, clean-cut upright men.
I admit that these ideas are radical thus requiring time to absorb and digest like anytime you expose people to ideas that conflict with their previous ways of looking at the world.