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A Fly Ride The cool pose of many African Americans in todays culture is a way to give themselves power and control that they still have not been fully able to achieve in the many years after slavery They develop the persona of the cool cat as Richard Majors and Janet Mancini Billson put it to fill the void of the normal power and control they lack The typical cool cats are unemployed black males in the United States Since these men have no money from a job a way that a person would normally show as a way of how to support a woman and follow gender mythologies the cool cat tends to compensate by creating a flamboyant style A cool cat links his business life and personal life which at times may include drug dealing and other illegal activity The flamboyance of the cool cat in these situations gives him an aura of manliness This is something that a cool cat is respected for It doesnt usually matter if the cool cat is involved in illegal activity to many of the women that the cool cat shows off for as long as he has money Drug Dealing can even be considered a noble profession by many The accessories of the cool cat are just as important Through his accessories a cool cat can show his wealth and affluence These would include pieces of jewelry clothing and even the cool cats cars The car of the cool cat is usually something that will try to draw attention such as a Cadillac or a Bentley and shows that it was a very expensive purchase Cars are a direct link to the amount of money the cool cat has which shows how well he will provide for the women Not only does the cool cat buy an expensive car many time he will customize it to be even flashier than before This usually turns out
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