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Liberty

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now pull that through an African-American cultural and historical filter. What are the percentages? and who are the gatekeepers to employment in those fields?.. black men?

let's put some context on it. There was a time in the not so distant past where many black women jumped on a wagon that they were being held back by their men. While that may have been true for the white women that started that movement, that didn't make it true for the black women jumping on and walking along side.

context is everything.

No, AA men have never been our enemies. And, I don't recall a time when AA women jumped on the feminist band wagon in any substantial numbers at all. If fact, y'all (AA men on this board) know a lot more about it than I do.

What IS a relevant issue to us AAs, is that WW are reaping the benefits of so-called affirmative action programs. Not AA men OR women. So, we must not fight amongst each other. I don't think we ever have. "Context IS everything."

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i think what we have to be careful with is just who's philosophy are we buying into here? Men and women are different and fulfill different roles. Different does not make one person more equal than the other. i'm not against men that want to take on traditionally "female" roles in the work place if they chose to. I am against actively steering men into those roles as a consolation prize. Its dangerous to me to suggest to a Black male child that "you cant compete so you should try over here".

I think we need to separate our professional careers from our home life styles. i'm a pretty liberal person. My wife is a professional and so am I. We share the workload on the home front. I am in charge of the "typical" male duties. She is in charge of all the "typical" female duties. However, if something has to be done or she is feeling tired I just do it. I dont feel any less respect for her because she hates taking out the trash and she doesnt feel any less respect for me because I hate doing the dishes.
 

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i think what we have to be careful with is just who's philosophy are we buying into here? Men and women are different and fulfill different roles. Different does not make one person more equal than the other. i'm not against men that want to take on traditionally "female" roles in the work place if they chose to. I am against actively steering men into those roles as a consolation prize. Its dangerous to me to suggest to a Black male child that "you cant compete so you should try over here".

I think we need to separate our professional careers from our home life styles. i'm a pretty liberal person. My wife is a professional and so am I. We share the workload on the home front. I am in charge of the "typical" male duties. She is in charge of all the "typical" female duties. However, if something has to be done or she is feeling tired I just do it. I dont feel any less respect for her because she hates taking out the trash and she doesnt feel any less respect for me because I hate doing the dishes.


Well said Senegal, well put indeed.


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