Every man’s question is “am I good enough?”, “am I a man?”. During the civil rights movement in the 1950s and’60s in the US, some of the banners that people would carry during their marches proclaimed ‘I am a man!’ Why? What does publicly affirming your manliness have to do with civil rights? Well, quite a lot really. For years black men in the US had been called ‘boy’, which for them was yet another degrading term which depicted them as inferior to the white man.
Men and boys