Don’t take this the wrong way, it’s not that I mind discussing it, but I just feel like these issues shouldn’t be the first things you think of when we go for a first date.
So all I remind you of is affirmative action, healthcare, and the Trayvon Martin case? Source: Shutterstock For some reason, some White guys feel the need to prove that they are some sort of civil rights activist.
Stories of classroom crushes who say things like “You’re so much prettier than other Indian girls.” Tales of white boyfriends who, without a hint of irony, make racist jokes and insist they can’t be racist because they’re dating a non-white person.
I once had a one-night-stand tell me that I “didn’t smell like other black people,” as if I were one of those hairless cats, an animal bred to be less offensive to his senses.
The point is, stop trying to prove to me that you’re “down” with whatever.But just as she turned around to say something to the man who’d spent the last two songs with his hands on her hips, he suddenly recoiled away from her, his face twisted in monstrous disgust.“Oh, gross,” he shouted over the music, “you’re black.” These are the horror stories that women of color share with each other over spooky campfires.Hello, shining stars of the galaxy, I hope you’re all feeling cared for today. We love with the weight of our skin colors between us and our different physical abilities.The protests and rallies in Baltimore, Philadelphia and across the country – due currently to the murders of Freddie Gray and London Chanel but the list of names is long and never-ending – have many of us feeling pushed to our emotional and cognitive limits. We love amidst peaceful demonstrations and wars with bodies that have been and seem to always be abused and marginalized.