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Reply to "Cognitive dissonance and the black woman"

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Originally posted by ddouble:
Interesting input V - In several threads, the men here clearly stated your point: Degrees are not the only manifestation of intelligence. We were quickly chided for even forwarding such a notion! Degrees were seen as a sure(r) way to create stability for wife & family.
Well now... brother... sigh....

A Degree... in this world signifies someone who is marketable to this established system and thus more likely to offer security through the likelihood of job placement....

"He has the ability to provide some financial security"....

Just because a brother is intelligent does not present the likelihood that he will use his intelligence to forge a way in this world..... those "Good Will Hunting" brothers I spoke of? Are usually broke.... I just happen to not care because I wasn't looking for anything from them in terms of a relationship....just good mental stimulation...

However, a brother with a Degree.... well... let me say this... a Degree is not a symbol of intelligence.... its a symbol of developed skill, a pattern of thinking, and acceptance of the market system.... most people go towards higher education to get a job.... not to contemplate and pontificate on the world around them and certainly not to challenge... though this happens anyway.....

A brother without a Degree is more risky in terms of financial stability....


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IMO, The criminal's life is not stable, he is always one mistake away from not being able to provide for his family, much like the 9 to 5 joe.
Yes.....I agree... But the 9 to 5 Joe will offer a certain type of comfortable lifestyle while they're on edge.... a quality of life that many deem worth it.....

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You brought up the trap of refering to history in regard to what we were. Consequently, I'll clarify my question:

Are Black women today willing to sacrifice stability for their god/king?
That depends on the woman you're asking.....

Peace,
Virtue
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