We looked at race in one of our very first posts, and today I’d like to revisit the topic with fresh data.
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.
Leaving us to question, “How hard is it to love her without hating us?
” This annoyingly ignorant couple serves as the public face for what has become a regular occurrence: Black men demeaning Black women.
For almost ten minutes, I watched a White woman shamelessly bash Black women.
The saddest part about her tactless, fabricated and racist remarks was the Black man who sat next to her and mockingly encouraged her rant.
But I do think the — that fact that race is a sexual factor for so many individuals, and in such a consistent way — says something about race’s role in our society.
The welfare of certain segments of our community will always provoke an emotional response from me—people of color, women, children, the elderly—but for the most part, I consider myself to be a fairly chilled spirit.
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.
The practice constantly forces us to defend her self-worth and piece together our deminished self esteem.