Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by jamesfrmphilly, Oct 28, 2007.
can a white mother raise up a black man? or a black woman?
Not in this life or the next brother!!! She can raise a Black Male but never a Black Man !!!
(Sorry if MY answer seems 'overly simplistic.' But, maybe it is....)
obama was raised by a white woman
i keep getting beat down when ever i say obama is not black. i believe that if you are raised by a white woman you will not be an authentic black person.
i do believe that a black mother can raise a mixed race child to be black, but not a white woman.
i'm told that obama is black. i'm told that halle berry is black. i'm even told that bill clinton is black.
i think black people should decide who is black and who is not.
white people have a bad habit of telling us who is black.
i think that is our call.
I personally don't think a white woman can raise a black man,because there is just too much going on in this world today.Its hard enough for a black woman to raise a black male by herself.
What can she tell that child when he runs home from school crying about white kids calling him the N word.Its too complicated.All he see's is the same white skin that puts him down.I think this is a good question to ask that Smart Alex Bill O'Riley.I wonder what he would have to say HHHHMMMM.
Tell me if this isn't a receipt for confused children.
The general manager at work is a white Frenchman. His wife is from Spain. They have 3 adopted children; 2 girls, one Chinese, the other black. The boy is Mexican.
I feel so sorry for these children, as they will grow up not knowing who they are or where they come from, their heritage or anything. And since they are privileged and sheltered (the parents have a considerable amount of money & connections), they will grow up thinking all is all right with the world.
NO! A white cannot raise a Black Man.
White women have raised many Black MEN and Black WOMEN who have grown to become icons/leaders/educators in our communities.
You need to define an "authentic Black man" - who is that? If skin tone is not enough.. if one is to be judged on mindset.. what checklist must one go through to meet the requirements to be classified as such?
With your comments in mind - that means Black raised by Black doesnt make one Black either - because you know there are too many oreo cookies out there to count, too many to support this theory.
so please expand - what is an authentic Black man?
The opposite of Tiger Woods & Clarance Thomas.
I'm with Zulile on this and those are excellent questions Zulile asked. In order for me to understand what you mean you're gonna hafta describe what you're talking about.
One of the initial questions I have is;
Raise them up in order to do what?
What this conversation is going to get to eventually, if it continues, is "how black is black". One of my more recent acquaintences, in the last few years, has been Lisa Fager. While her mother is a white person and her father is darker than I am, she is a non-white person (black person). She looks like a Sister, is built like a Sister , walks like a Sister, talks like a Sister, is out in the public speaking out about the programming on black children in the "entertainment industry"...even as recently as her testimony given on what is called Capital Hill that was aired on C-SPAN (Used to be here...House Hearing on Stereotypes and Degrading Images - Part 2)...that is...if you can still find it. C-SPAN tends to delete videos very quickly of non-white people who know what they're talking about and how to talk about.
When is a Sister not a Sister? In other words, how black is black? And raise them up in order to do what? In order to do what Lisa Fager is doing?
I have a question also for James, can a black African woman, raise a black American male, to be an authentic or legitimate black man in America?
I have known of a few black males who were raised by white family's. They usually retain their black identity, because those white parents expose them to that side also. If I'm not mistaken Dennis Rodman was raised by white parents.
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