On the gender hierarchy men are on top but in the racial hierarchy white people are on top.

When the two are put together, it goes white men, white women, and so on down the list, by skin color and then gender. ” But the Patriarchy and hegemonic masculinity do amount to men feeling the need to dominate women. In short, the reason many successful black men opt to date and marry white women is because they were raised in a patriarchal society that constantly emasculates them, yet they still subscribe to said society’s ideals.

If you are not a young, wealthy, white man, then hegemonic masculinity is not for you, in theory or practice. So they are being actively taught and subscribing to hegemonic masculinity when hegemonic masculinity was never meant for them.

Hegemonic masculinity is designed to craft a particular kind of man, and after all, a black man is just a boy under the patriarchy. So the Patriarchy Hegemonic masculinity = Black men trying to be a particular kind of man, aspiring to very specific goals that are all covered in hegemonic masculinity.

Girls have been taught to aspire to be her, and guys have been taught to seek her or someone like her. We have our own set of issues to deal with, one of which is we can’t afford to be seen and not heard.

We have no choice but to demand what is ours and to speak up on our own behalf; because, we are not typically seen as the ideal woman or ideal person deserving of anything; we have to work.

Women are like the money, the cars, the clothes, the house: something to be acquired to show off status and that masculine power. Not only do they want the first pick, but they want the best.

So just so we’re clear, a black person is three fifths of a white person and a woman is three fifths of a man.

Black men have been taught that they are supposed to be leaders and providers in their households and in their communities, but their blackness, historically speaking, overrides their maleness in many ways.

For instance, one of the ways used to keep black men down was the idea of their perpetual boyhood.

So let’s combine these three societal conditions to come to a conclusion.