INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
Major media outlets including the Washington Post, The New Yorker and CNN have spent time discussing, according to them, that young men of the current generation are lost. A so-called crisis of masculinity, that has left young men struggling to find their place in a changing world and as a result have seen them become more isolated, lonely, unhealthy and in some extreme cases dangerous. While a number of reasons for this are cited including a changing economy, less rural based living/jobs and a lack of focus on certain trades that is only part of the problem “They should start by looking in the mirror,” says producer, media executive and attorney Warren D. Robinson, “they have created a narrative where everything ‘manly’ or traditional masculine is either patriarchal, toxic or sexist. The values men of another generation took pride in like: hard working, providing for a family, sports and even physical prowess, are all now looked at as negative traits.” While Robinson acknowledges the good intentions behind some of the coverage he says it has left young men today confused. “There were things that needed to be addressed about the ‘boys will be boys’ mentality especially as it related to respectfulness towards young women and young men’s abilities to express their emotions; but like many things it just went too far. You even now have people trying to eliminate gender based clothing and toys. How are young men suppose to find themselves if we rid the world of everything that belongs to them? ” Robinson believes it is crucial for young men to find a way to forge a path forward for themselves despite what the mainstream media may say. “You have to figure out and define what being a man is for you. Decide what your values and goals are, regardless of how “toxic” the Media may find them.”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN ITS ENTIRETY HERE