Oftentimes you might run across a picture of a beautiful interracial couple and think to yourself, how did they hook up? The woman may look foreign, and the brother sounds like he’s from the Southside of Chicago, but there together hugged up and happy. Meanwhile, you’re trying to put a story together of how they met, and what it must be like to be a fly on the wall in their home.
We’ve all heard the classic tales of the rappers, athletes, and musicians that opt for the long-haired, fair-skinned woman, but a new trend had fallen up us in the recent years where the “light bright almost white” isn’t good enough. Our men seem to be fascinated with women who could only identify with the latest rap song that crossed over, and they’re completely okay with it.
The term “It’s boring if it’s not foreign,” is one of the most disrespectful terms used by young millennials who prefer to date outside of their race to date. What’s boring about dating a woman that shares the same struggle and historical pasts with you? What’s annoying with having brown children to further populate the world with our rich intellect and culture? It makes you wonder at what point the black woman stop being enough for our black men did.
Statistics have shown that the number of businesses owned by African-American women has grown 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. With all that we have to offer financially, emotionally, and spiritually that can relate to the black man, but it seems to not be enough.
For centuries, black women have walked alongside and even sometimes in front of our men not only carrying their weight but their burdens, pain, and frustrations. When there is a political fight such as the civil rights movement, we stand up and rally with our brothers, fathers, and sons, and to belong to a race of men that prefers lighter women because of some fascination is a slap in the face. Black men, if you don’t support and love your women, who will?
Written By: Tamara Butler
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