I want to point out one source of racial tension that is being glossed over.
And when it is glossed over, the anger is then redirected to other topics, hidden and hard to identify, much less solve.
This is about black men who prefer white women, leaving black women with fewer marital prospects.
Wherever there is hierarchy, there is inequality.
But some inequality is a matter of the choices other people make that change our lives.
And yes, color preferences in relationships is one hierarchy that creates racial inequality.
I’ve read that 17% of black men marry outside their own race. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
America has many celebrity black men that prefer white women, or at least Redbone women.
Darker-skinned women are kinda-often left out.
I have enough black friends to know this is a problem.
This creates a lot of anger in black women.
I know of one young black man who was dating a white girl. His bio-sister said, “A Sister (Black girl) just can’t get a break!”
So, I know this is real. What does this girl do with her anger? It has to go somewhere.
The main point of this article is that a lot of this hometown-anger is being redirected toward whites
in vague terms that no one can really label, much less solve.
This brings up a point I wrote about several years ago.
I saw a magazine that highlighted “The 10 Most Beautiful Black Women of 19??” (don't remember the year)
There was maybe one truly dark woman among them. One woman looked Italian.
It should have said “The 10 Most Beautiful Redbone Women of 19??)” .
A solution? This article isn’t about offering a solution. It is about pointing out the problem.
Yet, how many black women in America would say ‘Amen’?
Should black men say, “I have an obligation to the women of my race to prefer them over other women,
so they can fully participate in the life that I too, am looking for.”
Yes or no?
I would like to see a debate on PBS between single black women and white wives and white girlfriends of black celebrity men.
It would be interesting, don’t you think? Would either side have the guts to participate?