Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Five Qualities of a "Good Black Man": A Simple Survey, Sort of

For a few days now I've been engaged in a friendly if tense debate about Black men, feminism and Black male feminists with a brother named Eric in response to the MySpace blog postings of my sister warrior Scottie Lowe, creator of AfroerotiK. It has made me wonder a few things. Just what is a "good Black man?" Do men and women have different views of who he is? How does having -- or even rejecting -- a feminist ideology shape that view?

What do you think?

First, tell me your race and gender. Then list the five main qualities that a "good Black man" possesses? Lastly, tell me if you are or not a feminist. You needn't explain your answers. For now I just want the first eight words that come to your mind when you answer the following questions:

1. What is your race?
2. What is your gender?
3. A good Black man is:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
4. Are you a feminist? Yes or No.

This is it. . . for now. :)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. What is your race? Biracial (Black/White)
2. What is your gender? Female
3. A good Black man is:
a. genuine
b. God fearing
c. hardworking
d. loyal
e. loving
4. Are you a feminist? No.

Anonymous said...

1. Black
2. Female
3. a., c., d., and e.
4. No.

Anonymous said...

1. Black
2. Female
3. hardworking, loyal, loving, genuine
4. No.

Anonymous said...

1. race...hmm..CHICANA
2. Female
3. a. supportive
b. a realist
c. thoughtful
d. loving
e. like any other good man- honest.
4. HECK YEA!

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Anonymous said...

1. Asian
2. Female
3. A good man in general... don't have to be a Black man to fit the below qualities.
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a. Kind
b. Hard Working
c. Loving
d. Honest
e. Be nice if he didn't have too much bagage from prior relationships and family relations.
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5. When I feel like it.

Anonymous said...

1. Black
2. Female
3. faithful, hard working, a critical thinker, respectful
4. YES!

Anonymous said...

1. White
2. Female
3. A good Black man is (as any other man - since I try real hard to think of people as humans FIRST, I can't even bather trying to imagine a Black man any different than any other male human being):
a) Loving
b) Intelligent
c) Respectful
d) Loyal
e) Strong
4. Feminist? YES!

Anonymous said...

What is your race? Black
2. What is your gender? Female
3. A good Black man is:
a. loving
b. supportive
c. trustworthy
d. god fearing (with morals)
e. educated
4. Are you a feminist? No

Anonymous said...

1. Human Race
2. Female
3. c. God fearing (if he is God fearing you do not need the rest because he will provide for his family, respect his wife, love his children, and be honest/genuine.

Anonymous said...

1. Black
2. Male
3. Let's get down to it:
Nobody listed sexual exclusivity. Instead blanket terms are used (ie. loyal, honest, respectful). However a man can be all of these and not be sexually exclusively yours and it will still be a problem. Let's be a little more forthcoming with the truth, shall we?

Karimah said...

1. Black
2. Female
3. Honest
4. Faithful/Loyal
5. Hardworking/Successful
6. Family oriented
7. In positive control of his actions during trying times
8. And above All God Fearing
9. Not a feminist

Magz said...

1)Race: Black (So-called African-American)
2)Gender:Male
3)A good black man is:
a)Aware of his history and ancestry
b)Wise
c)Strong
d)Creative (To find ways around Babylon trickery)
e)Spiritual
f)Not an Obama Worshipper
4)Feminist: No

Anonymous said...

1. Race - Black
2. Gender - Woman
3. A good Black man is ...
a. God-fearing (& follwing)
b. Loving & loveable
c. trusting & Trustworthy
d. Faithful
e. Intelligent
4. I am NOT a feminist.

Anonymous said...

1.white
2. female
3. a. respects his mother
b. family oriented
c. inner strength
d.God fearing
e. passionate
4.don't know