Is because, in many cases, these are the only type of black men that Corporate America will accept. In my personal opinion, the biggest fear that this society has is that hordes of educated, masculine-acting black men will mob Corporate America. That is truly American’s BIGGEST Fear.
Therefore, in many cases, black men are simply shut the hell out of Corporate America UNLESS they pose absolutely NO THREAT WHATSOEVER. When I say pose no threat whatsoever, that’s EXACTLY what I mean. Many black men that I have come across in Corporate America are emasculated to the point of being homosexual.
One time, when I was in my early 20′s I used to work at this Law Firm in Oakland, and I used to run errands to and from the Courthouse in Downtown Oakland, and when I was turning in paperwork, I saw this brother in there. I was standing in line, when I heard this brother speak. I kid you not, this nigga sounded like a damn eunuch. He sounded as if somebody cut his balls off with a damn meat-cleaver.
His voice sounded so abnormal and bitchified, yet with a hint of masculine bass–because he couldn’t get rid of it completely, no matter how hard he tried–that It actually hurt my ears to hear this man speak. This nigga sounded like he was from another dimension. Most black men, naturally, have bass in their voice. Therefore, he sounded strange as hell trying to talk in such a high-tone. This is not the only incident either. I have several, and I do mean SEVERAL incidents where black men, who happened to be in corporate-based positions, seemed damn near homosexual in their behavior.
I am not saying this to knock gay black men by any means; far from it. However, something is terribly wrong with how many black men, all of sudden, become gayer than two left-shoes the minute they make it into the corporate world.
They do it for a reason though; and the reason is RACISM. Many non-black men simply don’t want to see your black ass there for FEAR that you will take their women. Therefore, many of these non-black men will do nothing short of being put behind prison bars in an effort to get your black ass FIRED. Many Black women who are in Corporate America will attack you also; especially the ones that hate black men, simply for the fact that they FEAR you will date a damn white woman.
Therefore, many black men learn to tone down their masculinity in an effort to make everyone around them feel safe and secure. This is is something that many black men REALLY have to watch out for, and make sure that they don’t end up doing. Many of them become so non-threatening that they completely lose their masculinity, and some even lose their attraction to women; that’s scary as hell.
Black men, as a whole, have to make a conscious effort to retain their masculinity as they move up the corporate ladder. I whole-heartedly support black men working together so that we can form our own tech companies that WE can work for.
I am definitely trying to do my entrepreneurial thing regardless of what happens; and I advocate for other black men to do the same. Got to have multiple streams of income coming from different sources.
Anyway, this concludes my thoughts on this topic.