Did you see the movie Boyz N the Hood? The character played by Angelia Bassett drops her son off at his father’s house,Laurence Fisburne, and tells him to teach him to be a man.
I have heard at least two times recently that a woman can not raise a son to be a man. That only a man can truly raise a boy into the man that he needs to be. I heard this topic being discussed last week on the Michael Baisden radio show and I also heard someone say it on the State of the Black Union last week.
I do not totally agree with this statement. I think it may be harder for a woman to raise a boy into a man..but I do not think it is impossible. There are many many good men out there that are good citizens, good husbands and fathers…and they were raised by single mothers. There are also good men out there that had fathers in the home that were there..but were not really there… meaning they worked a lot…or they just did not spend time with the kids.
What do you think BMWK readers? Can a woman raise a Son to be a Man?
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