By Aaronette M. White
Interview-based research of latest African American feminist males.
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He was born in 1964 and was 33 years old at the time of the interview. He was raised in a middleclass family in North Carolina where both of his parents were university professors, attended a private liberal arts college in Ohio, and obtained his doctoral degree at an Ivy League university. He is married to an African American feminist who is also a college professor. Extremely articulate and well mannered, David is dark-complex- 22 Ain’t I a Feminist ioned and muscular and was one of the few sports enthusiasts among the participants: I have to be very honest about how the opinions I am expressing are ones that I have grown into over time.
I believe that God is pure Spirit, thus, God has no gender. This belief goes fundamentally against what is practiced in the Church of God in Christ. My beliefs have gotten me into trouble in my current church and in other churches. In the Church of God in Christ, women cannot be ministers. They cannot be pastors. They cannot be preachers. ” Missionaries can give messages, but not sermons—only ministers can give sermons. Women cannot give their messages in the pulpit where the male ministers sit.
1 provides a quick glance at the participants’ general characteristics. Readers will meet each man again throughout the book in ways that highlight both his similarities to and differences from the others. The Communalist Abdul is a counselor and community educator for a nonprofit organization that offers intervention programs for men who batter women. Born in 1946, he was 50 years of age at the time of the interview. He holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a member of a local activist group that addresses domestic violence in African American communities.
Ain't I a Feminist?: African American Men Speak Out on Fatherhood, Friendship, Forgiveness, and Freedom by Aaronette M. White