Talk:Black Masculinity

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feedback004:47, 1 August 2019
Comment006:57, 27 July 2019
Peer Comment: Current Landscape020:52, 26 July 2019
Peer Comment: Dissection the Intersectionality020:51, 25 July 2019

Hello!

I really loved the content on your page. I particularly loved the way you framed the argument under the 'social' subheading . Perhaps in addition to the physical representation and repeated character we see black men being asked to protray in film and media, you could add an aspect of 'emotional framing' to it. Men, but especially black men, have been stopped from expressing their emotions from a young age, attributing this to building a 'strong' character, and conforming to supposed gender roles. As a result, the Black community often see's generations of emotionally scarred men who did not recieve the resources and guidance to emote freely - adding to this persona of an 'cold, strong , gangsta' that they are repeatedly boxed into in film, books etc

RitualKhanna (talk)04:47, 1 August 2019

Hello,

This is an interesting topic that I myself have not thought about a lot. I feel like I am unconsciously categorizing black men into the things you have described as a result of media influences and past portrays of black men. Your explanations are concrete and seem to provide solid justification as to why black men are seen as “intellectually inferior, sexually charged, and violent”. Your example of modern-day solutions to this issue in the form of the movie “Moonlight” also illustrates another piece of evidence that proves against the common perception that black men are just “beasts”. It would be fascinating to discuss what other forms of “combating” or solutions our society can take or have taken in order to rid this old misconception of black men.

AlexShen (talk)06:57, 27 July 2019

Peer Comment: Current Landscape

HI!

You have done a great job with illustrating the origins of some of the tropes that are applied with black masculinity. I feel that there has been a strong initial exploration as to modern and current methods of combatting these ideas in society. Although this is the case, it could also be fascinating to examine the current media content that may be feeding these old stereotypes. For example, there's currently a strong hip hop culture around the world -- how do these aid and hinder any development with changing narratives around black masculinity. All in all, I think that there are really interesting pieces that have been explained, specifically the history of black masculinity, but am left curious about more of the current landscape. Great job!

KatherineAnnAquino (talk)20:52, 26 July 2019

Peer Comment: Dissection the Intersectionality

Hi, your topic on Black Masculinity is very intriguing to say the least. From the very start, you provide an intersectional analysis on this phenomenon of violence, aggression, and hyper-sexuality that is prevalent and over-represented among Black North Americans. You provide a descriptive phenomenology of what this Black Masculinity looks like in this cohort, but it would be very interesting to see how you could dissect this intersection to evaluate each component individually (i.e. 'Blackness' and 'Masculinity') in ADDITION to your existing intersectional gaze. I think that this would give you opportunity to dive deeper into the roots that connect 'Blackness' and 'masculinity' with the phenomenon you see of violence, aggression, and hyper-sexuality among Black North Americans. Maybe this will be difficult as it is sometimes difficult to separate these components and explore them individually. However, I do think that there is a good amount of literature out there to give a general scope of how these individual factors play into this larger phenomenon too.

DanKim1 (talk)20:51, 25 July 2019