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According to Karenga the elements of capitalism racism and sexism in our society has a put a damper of negativity on the male-female relations More specifically the black working lower class relationships He continues to defend his theory by explaining the four connections Four connections he feels strongly contributes to the down fall of black-male and female relationships The first connection is the cash connection this is the ideal that everyone and everything is for sale The second is the flesh connection This connection is the ideal that sex sells and individuals overlook the importance of the flesh as an important part of a personal relationship between two people The third connection is the connection of force This is the ideal that this produces a character of violence and sexist violence towards both sexes The last connection is the connection of dependency This ideal feeds off the three previous connections On a deeper level it leads us to believe that once a women or man has been transformed into a commodity reduced to parts of her his body and physically sexually ideologically and economically whipped into compliance she he will her his deformation and degradation having accepted her his masters mistress definition of her him Karenga p 40 Even though he expresses his ideals of possible downfalls with the black male and female relationships there are some authors who present a view that is slightly on the other side of the coin The authors Franklin and Pillow present this ideal of the black male accepting the role of Prince Charming and the black women accepting the role as CinderellaThe black male and female social interaction is at a stand still The Prince Charming ideal is just a pervasive in the fantasies of Black men and Black women as it is in the fantasies their White counterparts Pillow and Franklin p88 If a black man was to stay true to the ideals of what Prince
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