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Course On African-American Men Offered At Temple
KYW 1060 ^ | Sunday, March 31, 2002 | Karin Phillips

Posted on 03/31/2002 6:17:54 AM PST by South Hawthorne

Course On African-American Men Offered At Temple

by KYW's Karin Phillips

For the first time, Temple University is offering a special course that examines the Black man in America.

Instructor Ed Coleman says his course, The Black Man, is designed to look beyond all of the grim statistics and media stereotypes and get students to critically examine the roots and characteristics of the modern African American man.

According to Coleman, the black man's baggage has its roots in slavery, when the role of manhood was subverted from provider to survivor and sexual tool. "Where African American men or African men had been forced to be breeders and studs and that became the prevalent notion of what it meant to be a man where the emphasis was placed on the individual rather than the family or the community."

The class, which is in Temple's African American studies department, covers education, spirituality, health and criminal justice issues and relationships.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: discrimination; illusion; vicimhood
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To: mafree
"Ignorant comments like this only underscore the need for such a course."

There is no way that you can deny that the poster was right.

21 posted on 03/31/2002 7:56:28 AM PST by Don Myers
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To: mafree
"It's one of the impediments to decent race relations."

There is much more than that.

22 posted on 03/31/2002 7:57:38 AM PST by Don Myers
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To: Don Myers
Does that child have a father?
24 posted on 03/31/2002 8:00:03 AM PST by Calculus_of_Consent
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To: Owl_Eagle
According to Coleman, the black man's baggage has its roots in slavery, when the role of manhood was subverted from provider to survivor and sexual tool. "Where African American men or African men had been forced to be breeders and studs

Wait a minute. Isn't this what Jimmy the Greek said? He said it helped to explain the apparent superiority of black athletes--because the slave owners selected the strongest slaves to be breeders.

But Jimmy was fired for saying this. I wonder if Coleman will be fired?

25 posted on 03/31/2002 8:00:13 AM PST by 07055
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To: Don Myers
Did YOU get out of your van and give her some fatherly advice about the kind of life she is going to have if she continues in her current mode? I could NOT have resisted - course, mine would have been motherly advice......poor girl.
26 posted on 03/31/2002 8:09:27 AM PST by goodnesswins
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To: OneidaM
"Well the who the hell do we blame that on Don??? "

Personally, I believe that our society has gone completely mad. Where do we place the blame? Well, we have done a lot of talking about those things before.

27 posted on 03/31/2002 8:24:32 AM PST by Don Myers
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To: Calculus_of_Consent
I really don't know about her parents. I do know that the parents are oftentimes part or the main problem.
28 posted on 03/31/2002 8:25:17 AM PST by Don Myers
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To: Don Myers
Ok, I've calmed down some...Just not in the mood for this rhetoric this morning...and yes..the degregation of society is responsible...ALL OF IT..
29 posted on 03/31/2002 8:26:17 AM PST by Neets
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To: goodnesswins
Give a thirteen year old moron advice? I suspect that it is too late for this girl anyway.
30 posted on 03/31/2002 8:26:17 AM PST by Don Myers
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To: Don Myers
But many young white girls are looking for black dudes now. I see it all the time here.

The sort of behavior is permoted in the schools and all the media now. Just sit down a watch a few programs aimed at teen and pre-teen girls. (I have a 14year old daughter and an 11 year old daughter so I get to watch them all the time.)

31 posted on 03/31/2002 8:33:58 AM PST by Calculus_of_Consent
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To: Don Myers
Give a thirteen year old moron advice? I suspect that it is too late for this girl anyway.

Seee??????????? You went and did it again!!!!!! I think your profession has hardened you just a tad...I hope you aren't a dad.

32 posted on 03/31/2002 8:37:33 AM PST by Neets
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To: Owl_Eagle
Back in the Civil Rights era the rallying cry was "I am a Man." A man, not a freak, not a half witted child and not something to be studied like an exotic animal. I guess the folks at Temple have forgotten this.
33 posted on 03/31/2002 8:47:31 AM PST by thathamiltonwoman
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To: OneidaM
It is really hard to convince teenage girls that this type of behavior is self destructive, we they see Carman Electra going out with Dennis Rodman on the covers of teen magazines. Then they see a Madonna vidio with black guys all around. Then they go to school and learn that the only people who accomplished anything throughout history were black. <
34 posted on 03/31/2002 8:49:43 AM PST by Calculus_of_Consent
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To: Calculus_of_Consent
Which behavior? Sexual activity or sexual activity with black men? Why is the latter some particular crime?
35 posted on 03/31/2002 8:52:39 AM PST by garbanzo
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To: garbanzo
Not a crime, just a behavior I would like to discourage in my own children. I would like my grandchildren to look something like me. If that makes me a racist then so be it.
36 posted on 03/31/2002 8:56:37 AM PST by Calculus_of_Consent
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To: Calculus_of_Consent
So it is then. So you won't accept your grandkids if they're not "pure" white?
37 posted on 03/31/2002 8:58:23 AM PST by garbanzo
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To: Owl_Eagle
Our wonderfully boring universities discuss categories of people as a rancher would discuss categories of cattle. And they call that uplifting.
38 posted on 03/31/2002 8:58:53 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: CTYankeeMike
I wonder what a realistic course along these lines would include. Malt liquor? Violent crime? Bad music? Abysmal English? Walking like a chicken?

Got any more stereotypes?

39 posted on 03/31/2002 8:59:45 AM PST by rdb3
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To: Calculus_of_Consent
First of all CC..let's characterize this as sexual promiscuity at a young age...not divide it by the races...and yes, I understand completely, as I have a 15 y/o daughter..and no matter how hard you try to shield them from the crap that they shouldn't be exposed to, it is IMPOSSIBLE. It has permeated the schools, TV, Radio, and magazines...Grown men oggling them is taken as the highest complement..I have actually gotten in the faces of some of these men at malls when they start drooling like that. And have also jacked up a few young punks when they look at my daughter and stick their tongue out at her in a suggestive manner or grab their crotch. I don't care that I am 4'11", I'll go up against the biggest and meanest of them. But through it all of course,,,she is embarassed at MY behavior...

You'd think the Feminazis at NOW would be more concerned about Societies Sluttification of young girls than their Lesbian issues.

40 posted on 03/31/2002 9:00:26 AM PST by Neets
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