My man the Field Negro blogged about this on his site; so, Field if you are reading this, I hope that you don't get offended by me coming behind you with my thoughts. In saying that please let me continue with my 2 cents about this subject.
What makes the story about a few black women that choose to date white men a CNN headline? Does anyone really care? I could care less who anyone chooses to find love with. Every single man or woman has a right to be happy and to feel loved. If a certain person finds love outside their race or with the same sex I am more than happy for them. To find anyone to love you unconditionally is hard as hell, so if you find it you should be congratulated. But who a person finds love with is not national news.
What pisses me off about this is the way CNN put it out there. They made it seem that no black woman could find any black man that was not incarcerated or that could support them. That is bullshit. There are millions of black men in this country that are doing the damn thing legally. Yours truly is one of the millions. Every one of my boys can be added into that equation also. So what the hell is CNN trying to say?
If you are a person that, lets say... lives in Iowa or New Hampshire that has no contact with any black people at all and you read this article on CNN.com, what would you think? I know the first thing that would come to my mind is... "If black women do not trust black men enough to have a relationship with them, what I see on the news all day everyday must be true. If anyone knows how a black man is, it should be a black woman. So why should I trust them to be anything but thugs and drug dealers?" If I am wrong, please someone that knows more than me put a comment on this post. If you are a black man struggling to do the right thing in this country, this article should offend you. As I said before I don't care if you are dating or married to a male, green and purple haired wildebeest, you should be offended by the implication that we, (American Black Men) are not even good enough for our own women.
It just proves what I said in an earlier post I made about the American media. Black Men never get a fair shake when it comes to the media. We never get our just dues. We are always guilty until proven innocent, and then we are still looked upon as being guilty. The positive contributions that we make everyday goes overlooked, but one negative thing that one black man in a country of 33 million black people does will be turned against all of us as a whole. It makes me sick and from what I see the media is starting to turn our own women against us.
CNN made sure to point out that 1 in 7 seven black men are in prison and about how we are under achieving in corporate America. Is it our fault that the deck is and always has been stacked against us? What do we have to do to get a fair trial in this damn country? How come there hasn't been an article about the millions of white women that date black men? There are more of them than the other way around believe me.
Any and every thing that a black man does that main stream white America does not agree with gets turned into a national event. It is unfair and bigoted. We have to work 3 times as hard as any other racial group in this country to achieve anything, but we get the blame for everything that is wrong here. So what happened to all men are created equal? When we will we be looked upon as men, instead of "BLACK" men? I wish someone could answer that, so my blood pressure won't shoot threw the roof every time I see something that I know is a ploy to demean and undermine our worth as men in this country.