I began writing this piece with the intention to understand why some Black men purposely choose not to date Black women. I whole-heartedly believe many interracial relationships are founded in love my father is Black and my mother is of Hispanic and Palestinian decent , but as I spoke to more and more Black men, I realized many of their reasoning behind their choice to date outside their race was rooted in passed down stereotypes and beauty biases that are not only untrue, but hurtful. I appreciated his honesty, but it led me to think of him as weak-minded. Sadly, it became a running theme throughout these interviews that the men I questioned were taught certain beauty biases from none other than their own mothers.
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Reposted with permission from the blog of Chinyere Osuji. When I was studying at Harvard in the early s, I had a black immigrant professor who had built part of his career gas-lighting anti-black discrimination in favor of s-style black cultural inferiority tropes. He cited statistics saying that black women did not perform oral sex as often as white women, making them less desirable sexual partners. Sexual incompatibility on this sex act was part of the motor driving black men to date interracially more than black women. I was struck by how he ignored scholarship showing how white women are lauded as the essence of beauty, domesticity, and ideal womanhood.
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From the outset, Rose is framed as an ideal liberal girlfriend who doesn't acknowledge race. Her colorblindness is so entrenched that when Chris asks her if she's told her parents he's black, she tells him her father would've voted for Barack Obama if he ran for a third term. Rose's liberal ethos continues when the couple hits a deer — a symbolic buck — on their way to her family's secluded home. For instance, she apologizes profusely when her mother, Missy Armitage Catherine Keener , hypnotizes Chris without his consent.
An interview in which actor Taye Diggs talks about his resentment toward Black women is causing a stir on social media. Shortly after their split, in , actress and model Amanza Smith and Diggs began a relationship. Smith, who identifies herself as biracial, is a mother of two who was previously married to former NFL player Ralph Brown. In about an hour-long conversation on The Red Pill Podcast with host Van Lathan, Diggs reflected on his experience in Hollywood beginning in the late s and his personal life.