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Reply to "Cognitive dissonance and the black woman"

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Originally posted by Max:
And my female relatives ALWAYS bitch & moan about how hard it is to find a "good man", yet oblivious to the fact that they are the ones that keep getting in their own way: "I always see Omar with some woman, he triflin' but he cute tho. (Smiling)He stupit...yeah I'd talk to him. ...Michael? He's...nice. He graduted, already?! He's a sharp brotha. He's aw'ight but I need a man with "style" & "strunf" Roll Eyes.


You know these are the same issues that we are dealing with in the education field concerning some Black youth's attitude toward education. Many African-American youth, particularly, African-American males, when they reach a certain age, fear that by showing an interest in education, they will lose respect from their peers. Unfortunately, in the eyes of some Black youth, purusing an education and subsequent employment is viewed as an act of a "sell-out." I can't say that I don't know where they pick up these attitudes because after reading some of the views being expressed in AA.org, I can see where they get them: FROM ADULTS. Right in this thread, we have some men who disapprove of women's interest in thugs and then other men who disapprove of women's interest in professional men. So we can't win for losing! But if we want to change our youth's attitudes about education and professionalism, they will need better conceptions of success.
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