This episode is good thus far, but I must point out that I want to be a king in my home. As a black male, in his 30s in the US. I have found that it's hard to get any respect in the household unless you seize power. I know it sounds crazy, but my fiancĂ©e and I have had to wrestle with the fact that we had no male influence in the home, which required some te to rebuild our family institution. When loud ass angry ass Monique talked about it, it seemed stupid b/c she usually says something stupid. But this time around she does make some sense. The "black" erican family institution is in such disarray that we have to resort to the extreme to get ourselves back on track. It has been engrained in the minds of black women that black men are tricksters, cheaters, untrustworthy, users who only like to have fun making babies, but don't have the backbone to take care of them.
Don't get me wrong the stereotypes go both ways. Social programming stereotypes have been horrible against black women too. The sad situation is that for men to have an established role in the home, they need to been seen as rulers, protectors, and providers.
This doesn't take away from a woman's power. Itjust provides structure. Everyone knows that a king is just a figure head. Women really control what men do, otherwise I'd be fine with living in a one room apartment with a hot plate and a video game system.
But my point is to say that if we want to bring Black relationships back into equal footing in the US, we will need to train our children to see a blackman as the head of th household again. Let's face it... Strippers have daddy issues, gang members are looking for a daddy to tell them what to do. Don't misinterpret me. I know that mom kicks butt too, but no one straightens out a teenager who thinks they're hot stuff like an angry father.