A Serious Discussion about Polygamy and the Economic, Social and Spiritual Benefits Such a System Provides “No one can exist without a spiritual system, for the spiritual system feeds the cultural system.”- Dr. John Henrik Clarke Polygamy has its benefits, and thus is, from observation, analysis, and personal experience, among the only models that can correct the ruptured Black family. It has benefits for both brothers and sisters. No, we don’t need european paperwork for this venture. Understanding is the social need of the universe. For the Black man that seeks polygamy: This is where the council of elders system comes in. Each man is subject to a concept of elders that watch him, as is the case for any holistic African centered society. The man with the potential to take on four or more females into his household has to be: Spiritually sound Economically sufficient The first wife is with him for three or more years. She is the female that has been down with him from day one. Her duties are that of administrator in the household. She is to set the man’s appointments,run one half of his business empire and plan his ceremonies to his three other females. She is at least his age or one year older. The second wife should be at least five to ten years younger than her man. Reasons for this being that she is one of the chief child bearers for the man. She should have little to no work experience, for she must be taught to serve her man and her household. These first two females are responsible for seeking out the third wife, who be arranged to the man. An arranged marriage to the third wife is prudent for the purposes of male offpsring survival. Her task is to keep the home tidy. The fourth wife is one that doesn’t necesssarily have to stay in the household. She should ususally remain either in another town or another state. She is responsible for securing property for said man in other areas. She is the vacation wife. With the ratios of so many sisters to brothers, this model, representative of our Africanity, should be considered.