How does slavery play a part in the black mans decision to date a white woman?
The "wince" that Scott feels basically amounts to a sense of betrayal committed by black men against black women.
For black women to have served as the venerable paragon of the ride-or-die chick throughout history by literally and figuratively carrying the burdens, hopes, and pains of an entire people on our backs, a black man's "vote" of the African story in America, but it is not the only chapter.
I admit when I saw his wedding ring, I privately hoped.
But something in me just knew he didn't marry a sister. My body showed no reaction to my inner pinch, but the sting was there, quiet like a mosquito under a summer dress.
Scott goes on to detail the history of black women, racist degradation, and beauty standards. But I think the key problem here is a common one--a kind of collectivist approach toward something as individual and private as marriage.
The point about "African people worldwide" is a tip off.
Growing up in an interracial household, with an italian/mexican mother, and an African American father, I learned at a very young age to accept people for their skin color and judge them for their actions.
My father, growing up in a time and place where racism was at it's peak, he still managed to look through the fog that was segregation, lynchings, white people hating black people for no good reason, and came out of it an African American man deciding to spend his life with a woman of porcelain complexion. How can looking past racism and color cause you to be a disgrace to your race?
A good example of this stereotype is Queen Latifiah’s character in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever .
In Jungle Fever, the Queen plays a waitress who becomes visually upset when she is forced to serve the black man / white woman couple.
As Wesley Snipes (clearly the black man) reacts to Latifah’s rudeness, she gets angrier and angrier until she flips out on them. v=b Kkawm8_U1Q[/youtub Jungle Fever came out in 1991.