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(--)The Successful Black Man: Share your experiences here

Just this week, I had a black patient who couldn't believe I was the Dentist because I'm both young and Black. He asked if I was practicing on him or whether I had a license. I let him know that 1) this was not the first time someone had said this to me and 2) he wouldn't have asked me that if I was white. He then realized his racism and said he was glad he had a brotha as a Dentist. Unfortunately, in my experience, it is our own people that question my qualifications as a Doctor. When they see me in scrubs they assume I am either a Janitor, Physician's Assistant, or Nurse. The problem is two fold; they assume I'm not a Doctor because there is a shortage of Black doctors. They question my qualifications because they don't believe we are capable of being Doctors--they have internalized white supremacy. We need to do better.  (Aug 23, 2014 | post #73)

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(--)The Successful Black Man: Share your experiences here

Good thread. Although there are many of us, people don't hear a lot about successful brothas. I am a Dentist in my late twenties. I love what I do and find myself challenged every day. Since we are mentioning women and race, I am dating a Black African woman who has been beyond supportive throughout Dental school, and continues to do so now that I am working. Half of the battle is finding a partner who is on the same page as you.  (Aug 17, 2014 | post #38)

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The Simple Math Game

If I put $10000 in a Savings account that earns .87% interest, and is compounded monthly, how much will I have in the account at the end of the year?  (Aug 6, 2014 | post #50)

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Random thoughts...

Am I the only person who gets hype to this song? That drum solo... https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=NEft w9o1joo  (Aug 6, 2014 | post #88844)

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I don't want to marry a BLACK MAN

As a young Black man who is doing pretty well for himself (no kids, never served time, doctor profession), I recommend that you stay away from Black men. If I had been with a Black woman like you when I was younger, I wouldn't have made it to the level of success I'm at. Fortunately, my black girlfriend provided me with the utmost support. Black women like you, who elevate other races of men, have nothing good to offer black men because you have it ingrained in you that black is inferior. That said, you should definitely date out of your race as you might be of use to those men.  (Aug 2, 2014 | post #5)

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Another BM with a HOT WW Wife__-----------

My girlfriend is in her early twenties, and was mature enough to invest in a partner who wasn't swagged up or a rich baller with no substance. Instead, she met me when I was in professional school with little money but on the path to a very prolific career. However, I believe that her African upbringing shaped her values and priorities in a mate.  (Jul 28, 2014 | post #414)

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Another BM with a HOT WW Wife__-----------

My experiences are consistent with what you are saying. There are a lot of Black women who value swag over long term potential as a partner. Most women go through this phase in life during their youth, but it seems a lot of BW carry it on to adulthood. That said, I'm not the most swagged out type of dude. I'm quite the nerd. Nonetheless, I'm in a healthy relationship with a Black woman. My partner was able to appreciate subtlety and sophistication over being flashy and overconfident.  (Jul 28, 2014 | post #394)

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Another BM with a HOT WW Wife__-----------

how so?  (Jul 28, 2014 | post #390)

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Another BM with a HOT WW Wife__-----------

As for my view, I think that hypothetically interracial dating can be a good thing if both partners view one another as equals. However, in practice, it more than often isn't. We don't live in a world where Black and White are equal. The large majority of Blacks have internalized white supremacy from a young age whether they know of it or not. As a result, in most of these relationships, the white partner's skin color and culture is put at a higher value than the Black partner's.  (Jul 28, 2014 | post #385)

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Another BM with a HOT WW Wife__-----------

An observation: Although both groups of people are racist against their own, and in need of therapy, there is a difference between IRBW and IRBM. And when I say IRBW and IRBM, I am not referring to those black people who date interracially but have not internalized a white supremacist mindset. IRBW hate black men who date white women. They also hate black women who are "pro Black" and who date Black men exclusively. These broads loathe everything that is Black and masculine. It seems that IRBM, on the other hand, hate Black women in response to the IRBW's hatred of Black men. Although they hate BW who date white men, unlike IRBW, they do not seem to hate pro-Black men or women who date black people exclusively.  (Jul 28, 2014 | post #382)

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Random thoughts...

Thanks! It is still very surreal...especial ly the doctor title before my name.  (Jul 9, 2014 | post #84156)

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Random thoughts...

Thank you...I still can't believe it.  (Jul 9, 2014 | post #84155)

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Random thoughts...

I became a Doctor yesterday.  (Jul 9, 2014 | post #84138)

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Do blacks go to black dentists

Yes, the majority of my patients are Black. -Black Dentist  (Jan 4, 2014 | post #8)