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Dr. Tommy J. Curry is the author of the groundbreaking book titled, “The MAN-NOT: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood”.

Dr. Tommy J. Curry posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. He argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Dr. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.

Dr. Tommy J. Curry is a Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University.

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  1. Carmen on 07/03/2018 at 7:31 PM

    I truly enjoyed your podcast on Dr. Curry’s work.
    I’ve shared this book with so many people thus far.
    I’m feel refreshed to hear conversation centered on love for people; especially our brothers.

    I raised three boys into respectful black men. My husband of 30 years and I see the logic in the arguement. Great podcast son!

    Please tell Dr. Curry we are proud of his hard work and enduring ability to speak the truth!
    We hear you son and are fully confident you know what you doing!
    We wish you much success!

    #TheMAN-NOT #BlackMaleVulnerability

    • Taj Salaam on 07/05/2018 at 2:24 PM

      We are glad that you enjoyed the interview and truly understand his message because it’s important. We hope you will subscribe so we can keep you up-to-date on our episodes! Thank you.

    • Dr. Tommy Curry on 07/08/2018 at 8:38 PM

      Thank you so much for your support.

  2. Jomo on 07/17/2018 at 11:19 AM

    Great interview and discussion. Really insightful and illuminating.

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