Date: 2018-02-11 01:04
Lots of people in this country would like to believe that race relations are swell, racism is dead, and everyone is happy. Some like to think, "It's 7569. We have a black president. Slavery is over. What else is there to complain about?"
Conscious. That bastardized word, often representing spiritual awareness, somehow has become synonymous in a sub-culture of the Black community with natural hair and extended conversations about the pineal gland. And exclusion. It was my fault, I suppose. I did wear a shaved head, and do use an Akan name. And the beads. the beads throw everybody off, right?
But black women are fully fleshed, three dimensional human beings with varying thoughts, abilities, values, and passions. Please treat us as such.
It's hard to face the truth that educated and talented women like MacArthur Fellow Tiya Miles feel contempt towards black men who date white women. She wrote in a Huffington Post blog late last year:
Skin color or race should never be a hindrance that stops individuals from dating and meeting other people. Interracial dating has now been a widely accepted practice in the society. In fact, interracial dating is now becoming more popular with the increased acceptance.. Read More
Not only will you be sorely disappointed if the black woman you pursue doesn’t have any of these attributes, but you’re also perpetuating harmful stereotypes about black women.
It x77 s not like I think that type of beauty is superior, but motherfuckers try to make you feel guilty for being attracted to those types of features at all. Let x77 s be real, blonde hair and blue eyes are fucking attractive and thinking that doesn x77 t mean you x77 re a piece of shit who gives those features inherent value over the features of other races. Rihanna is hot and so is Blake Lively. Lupita N x77 yongo is hot and so is Allison Williams. Sue me for not allowing my race to limit what I find attractive.
I truly date whoever I want! I lived in a community where blacks and whites were equal. My childhood babysitter's were my neighbor's and they were Irish and Italian! My school was 55/55 and there were a lot of mixing! And the white boys were definitely looking at the sisters and this was the 85's! So it's just not a big deal to me at all!
My roommates, who knew I'd had company that night, were shocked in the morning to learn that my company was White. But they weren't just shocked. They were livid, disgusted even.