Stereotypes of white women dating black men
I was on a late-night social media prowl when I should have been working so I blame myself.
As I was scrolling through my newsfeed for what I am sure was the seventh time, I came across a video shared by one of my FB friends. Within the first 45 seconds, I could feel my body getting hot. By the third minute mark, I couldn’t figure out if the tears forming in my eyes were from anger or sheer disgust.
In fact, 99% of the time I am completely unbothered.
I mention my calm temperament in an attempt to help those who will read this article to understand just how enraged I must have been to consider throwing my laptop across the room.
And as much as we go through I don’t mind Black women being the benefactors of it.If he, meaning the Black man as a whole doesn’t honor us, how can we possible be upset that people outside of our community don’t either?Black women aren’t angry because the Black man decides to date women of other races. I can only speak for myself on this matter, but there are some attractive White men in this world, and I for one am down with the #Swirl Life.Then there were those Black men who felt that Black women shouldn’t be applauding someone of another race But what was of more interest to me was the fact that Black women felt a way about her comments.More than a few women resented, like the Black man said, her coming for “the family,” but there were also Black women who resented the fact that Jolene was getting so much attention for what we’ve been saying for so long. Still, I don’t believe the fault lies with Jolene but with our own Black men and mainstream society at large placing more value and emphasis on the words of White women.