She took an IQ test and the results came back negative Playing the dozens has been a part of African-American culture for a long time. It's not a game you play with eggs. It is a highly intellectual verbal skills competition in which contestants make derogatory yet humorous statements about the distaff members of their opponents family. For some the dozens has been a way to help Black people be less sensitive to the insults hurled against us by whites. It also develops the sharpness and speed of the wit. But some object to the value of this tradition, warning that it is not a good practice to demean the queens and goddesses of our race. Family, what are your views on this subject? Is it harmless fun or hidden mysogeny? Have its cultural benefits become obsolete for racially enlightened people or is it an important part of our heritage which we shouldn't let the white boys take over?