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Black Macho and The Streets - What Makes a Black Male a Man?

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Black scholars writing on Black male/female relationships tend to agree that they are problematic.  However, what they do not agree on are the causes of the problems between Black men and women. Some believe that Black men are the problem while others contend that Black women contribute disproportionately to Black male/female conflict.

It's time to examine the ways in which men and women are socialized to not only enter, but to navigate relationships with each other. What are the ways socialization affects how Black men and women perform specific gender scripts and sex roles in romantic relationships?

Our special guest is Kedrick Griffin, Senior DIrector of Prograns of Men Can Stop Rape's program for young men. He'll share the goals of their "Men of Strength (MOST)" Club and its impact on the rape culture so prevalent in the Black community.

How does the sex role socialization of Black males and how their internalized sex role definitions shape their behavior and interactions with Black women and their expectations of how a Black woman should perform in a relationship? These and many more questions answered during tonight's show. Call 347-327-9215 to participate in the discussion!

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