“Assessing Tommy J. Curry’s The Man-Not: Re-Initiating A Case for Black Men” By T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

The release of Tommy J. Curry’s new text, The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood, is both monumental and groundbreaking. This text inaugurates a new field of study—namely, Black Male Studies, and Dr. Curry lays the foundation well by establishing a multi-layered, nuanced approach that encompasses new approaches to conceptualizing gender, develops new gender theory, re-evaluates sexuality, and creatively applies class-analysis in an effort to consider Black men on wholly new grounds. Curry accomplishes this difficult task with seeming ease.

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Race, Discriminatory Grooming, and Intersectionality in Employment Practices: A Brief Observation by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

Doing some research and thought I’d share a random bit of information. At a recent lecture I attended, a Black Feminist remarked that only Black women suffered workplace discrimination due to hair. In the name of intersectionality, she argued that because they were Black and women, that no other demographic lost their jobs due to this unique issue—including Black men—and thus Black women were uniquely oppressed.

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“‘Get Out’ of It More Than Just the Apparent: Assessing Jordan Peele’s Assault on White Liberalism and the White Gender Paradigm” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. 

Jordan Peele has a bright future in film. The directing, storytelling, and character-building alone was eery and off-putting, but the subject matter even more so. He also figured out how to get White folk to the theaters while performing brain surgery on race and gender in America. #Nice #Classic    (more…)

A Black Masculinist Review of ‘Hidden Figures’ by Dr. T. Hasan Johnson

{{Spoilers…obviously}}

Let me first say I loved seeing Black women on screen doing something intellectually challenging and innovative… In short? I dug it, so let’s get that straight & out of they way. I also dug the humor of the film, from the sisterhood ribbing at pursuing a potential mate to the hilariousness of seeing someone explain how to use a mechanical pencil. (#NewClassic) Fortunately for  musician and film producer Pharell, this film will go far to disassociate him from his “new Black” past…

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