Here’s what’s lost in all of this ill will, people – you have the right to date whomever you want.
It shouldn’t matter if bae is Smurfette, the She-Hulk or one of those giant blue women from Avatar – as long as that person treats you with respect, love and admiration, what else do you need?
The weight of the family struggles does get put on the woman because she is incredibly adaptable and strong.Society already has these ill-prepared, mapped out steps for you because of the race you identify with. If you’re a black woman who has ever dated a different race, you probably stumbled across one – or maybe more – of these erratic fears along the way. But when you consider the fact that you’re dating a different race as a black woman, it delves a little deeper into the historically painful days of discrimination.Every day you’re being judged, even when you don’t think you are. When I first drew these, I was trying to capture what the women in my family look like on any given Church-Sunday.I remembered this sketch today in thinking about Mother’s Day and so added some words: That’s always been one of my favorite expressions. There is a philosophy at work here for how black children need to be raised and looked after: is simply a different kind of love.I’m not sure what the weather’s like in your neck of the woods, but those woods look like this out here: Before you seek out a warm body for your bed, please make sure he or she isn’t an utter disappointment. Send your inquiries to [email protected], or find me on Twitter @etbowser. Here’s today’s question: It’s 2015 and y’all are still out here fussing about melanin levels? Complaining about who someone else is dating like it’s any of your business. When black men – arguably the most stereotyped and subjugated minority group in the country – see black women dating outside their race, they, once again, feel shunned.There are about 50-eleven more important issues – like why we still haven’t received those hoverboards and self-lacing high-tops Back to the Future Part II promised us. When society is constantly telling you you’re not good enough, only to see “your women” also turn their backs on you, it’s painful.For some reason, many ugly misconceptions about black women’s characters have continued to occur.No matter whether you’re the black woman in this scenario or the one judging the hell out of her, chances are, you’ve stumbled across these societally skewed perceptions of black women while they’ve been dating outside their race: Because black women have historically claimed the matriarch role in black families, they are expected to be completely devoted to that.The twisted rules apply to different types of men and women.Black women, for example, must play an entirely rigged ball game as compared to black men when they only date outside their race.