Black Gay Men’s Story about Doing their Daughters’ is really about Parenting, Masculinity, and Race
Blacks / Masculinity / Men / Parenting / Sexuality

Black Gay Men’s Story about Doing their Daughters’ is really about Parenting, Masculinity, and Race

  Last year I posted on social media about the couple Kaleb and Kordale Lewis who caused a storm because of a picture they put on the web. It was an image of them doing their daughters’ hair for school. The image went viral. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of comments followed. Here they are in a … Continue reading

Blacks / Children / Race / Whites

How I Came To Be Interested in the Development of Racial Identification in Black and White Children

 At several points in my career I have been asked, and at other times have volunteered, how I came to be interested in the research subjects I write on. Before I say how I came upon these interests, first let me say what those interests are. My work has tended to revolve around mainly three areas: race, men, sexuality. I write about many … Continue reading

Blacks / Boys / Masculinity / Men / Race

How Do You Explain the Conundrum of Good Young Black Masculinity in Racist Society to Young Black Men

http://youtu.be/V9vDxg-8_lM Don’t run, you will be suspect of something. Don’t walk slowly too, you might be shot. This is the conundrum of explaining the politics of young black masculinity in racist society to young black men. Is there then a right way to walk, hold you body, feel, laugh, be angry if you are male, young, and black? … Continue reading

Blacks / Boys / Fatherhood / Masculinity / Race / Violence / Whites

The Doomed Life of Happy Sindane

I can’t quite figure out why South Africa is fascinated with the death Happy Sindane. That was my earliest thought when I saw story after story of the end of Sindane. I know now, though, that is not what is going on in the coverage Sindane’s murder has received.   The question one should ask, … Continue reading

Baba Buntu On How To Respond When Whites Make Race-Jokes, Exclude You, Talk Down To You Or Express Other Forms of “Subtle Racism”
African / Blacks / Power / Race / Whites

Baba Buntu On How To Respond When Whites Make Race-Jokes, Exclude You, Talk Down To You Or Express Other Forms of “Subtle Racism”

Baba Buntu, of Shabaka: Men of Afrika, wrote this on the group’s facebook page. It’s a how-to, let’s-break-it-down, useful piece of advice on responding to white racist micro-aggression, insults, exclusions, put-downs and the covert everyday racism many black people will know of in the workplace. I have reposted it below, or you can go to … Continue reading