the man who said these things.
business department, Morehouse professor.
a man directly across the street from Spelman College said these things.
Audio from a particular Morehouse faculty member was circulated around the Atlanta University Center as he spoke about the dynamic of men & women in the business field. This man proceeded to rant on that black women are beginning to have an increasing presence in the corporate world, maybe even more so than black men. He claims that black women in the corporate world is a problematic concept seeing how there are so many black males incarcerated and without educational access. From my understanding, the professor also suggested that the feminine roles in teaching are emasculating men. This professor is the same man who makes it extremely difficult for Spelman students to cross-register into Morehouse business classes - which i am starting to believe is no coincidence.
While i agree completely that the disparities between black men and higher education are disheartening, this professor's view is ludicrous. his backwards outlook implies strongly that black women must step down from their pursuits on wall street to appease the black man's effort. Not only is that sexist to attack one gender over the other but it also emasculates men by asking us to "step out of their way". this notion would imply that black men could not break into the corporate world unless black women stopped competing altogether. now that's some emasculation for you. while i agree that our community needs a stronger presence of black, male teachers in the school systems, creating a competitive, negative dynamic between black women is counterproductive.
There was a time (believe it or not) when black women and men collaborated on the progression of their race. With such a high rate of single black mothers in America, is it not logical for them to pursue financially stable careers? Or should they remain complacent in order to appease this professor's ego while their children cry for food in the neighboring room? the idea of the "absent father" is fairly new to the African American family dynamic. In the early 1900s, 70% of black families included both parents. We used to work together to construct the generations that came after us. ultimately, competing with one another is a waste of time because we are both underrepresented demographics. Why should black men and women fight over the same slim piece of pie when there are other pieces that have been untouched by us too often?