Black women dating black men
Black women, you already know jean or pant shopping only comes second to being damned to hell's inferno.
Like I mentioned earlier, we may not be living in outdated times anymore, but we haven't completely jumped ship from people's stalemate mindsets with regard to interracial dating.
She has expressed that she and her husband often receive hateful comments coming from both the Black and white communities but has specifically been called a whore from those in the Black community. It was also quite common for the Negro bed wench to be a lighter skinned or mixed woman.
Recently, I have even seen her described online as a bed wench and a mule. S, the Negro bed wench was a Black woman on a plantation whose primary function was to sleep with the white massa. And because of the favorability she received, this woman would generally feel superior to the other women on the plantation.
Often times, in exchange for her sexual acts, the massa would treat her more favorably than the other female slaves--exemption from working in the fields, for example. Today, the term is generally used to describe behaviors one would associate with that of a female “Uncle Tom.” And the "act" of being a Black woman in a relationship with a white man is seen as something someone complicit in the expansion of white supremacy would do.
Side note: If you haven't had a chance to watch "Underground," with Jurnee Smollet-Bell, DO IT! Another reason we see such an adverse response to a relationship like this is because Black women who are not with a Black man are often looked as as weak.
I recently came across a Facebook post asking Black people what they thought of a cartoon image depicting a Black woman in a relationship with a white man. Even though I, personally, generally don't care about Black people dating outside of the race, I, as a Black women, ABSOLUTELY saw where many of those people were coming from.Most would just chalk it up to racism, but is that truly what it is and if so, where did that disapproval come from?We also often see a similar reaction from Black men when they come across a Black woman in a relationship with a white man.Actress and talk show host Tamera Mowry-Housley has openly spoken out about the criticism she faces as the wife of a white man.Mowry-Housley herself is bi-racial as a product of an interracial relationship between her Black mother and white father.
Initially, I thought it weird that someone would even ask a question like that, but after sifting through the comments, and I mean COMMENTS, it was clear that many people really did have thought-out and serious opinions about it. I imagine that if you were to ask a random Black person what they thought about interracial relationships in general, they’d say they were indifferent, but I think we’ve all noticed the *humpf* Black women often make when they come across a Black man in a relationship with a woman outside of his race.