Blue Collar Men Aren’t Saviors
Can we stop with the blue collar man worship please?
Just because a man works with his hands does not mean he’s more enlightened, steadfast, kinder, gentler, will make a better husband, father or that somehow he automatically qualifies as being a “good” man than those who have white collar jobs.
Blue collar men are like any other men: there are good ones, bad ones and those who fall in between.
Any time dating and marriage in the black community comes up there are women (and men) hollering how if black women just would look at these blue collar men then all of our dating woes would be over. That we’re too busy not looking at what’s important in life an don’t know a “good” man when we see one.
I wonder how many of these women making these comments actually date or are married to blue collar men?
Can we stop pretending like the working class lifestyle is the bees knees?
That that is what all of us over educated women should aspire too?
And yes – some – blue collar men make “good money” (as the argument goes) but unions aren’t what they used to be and it’s not all about dollars, but about shared values, interests and life experiences.
No one is knocking blue collar men. Date and marry a blue collar man if you like, but just because some women don’t want to marry blue collar men doesn’t mean they don’t know what a “good man” is. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s not about finding any good man, but about finding the right good man for you.