Monday, July 17, 2006

Another internet missive on race relations in the US of A

after reading my last post, the graphics dude at work sent me this "diatribe/rant/objection/complaint/whatever" and very politely asked that i put it up so i'm doing so. allow me to state that in my next post i will reveal my personal diabolical reasons for posting this and the previous psuedo-interview with Serena. yes, it is a bonafide fake. what i am glad to see though is the amount of dust being kicked up over it.

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Dear Jamie:
I'm sorry but I would like to challenge some of your Black male readers. I am a White female who is engaged to a Black male-good-looking, educated and loving. I just don't understand a lot of Black female's attitudes about our relationship. My man decided he wanted me because the pickings amongst Black women were slim to none. As he said they were either too fat, too loud, too mean, too argumentative, too needy, too materialistic or carrying too much excess baggage.

Before I became engaged, whenever I went out I was constantly approached by Black men, willing to wine and dine me and give me the world. If Black women are so up in arms about us being with their men, why don't they look at themselves and make some changes. I am tired of the dirty looks I get and snide remarks when we're out in public.. I would like to hear from some Black men about why we are so appealing and
coveted by them.

Bryant Gumbel just left his wife of 26 years for one of us. Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, the modelTyson Beckford, Montell Williams, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Poitier, Kofi Anan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Cornelius, Berry Gordy, Billy Blanks, Larry Fishburne, Wesley Snipes... I could go on and on. But, right now, I'm a little angry and that is why I wrote this so hurriedly. Don't be mad with us White women because so m any of your men want us. Get your acts together and learn from us and we may lead you to treat your men better. If I'm wrong, Black men, let me know.

Disgusted White Girl, Somewhere in VA

RESPONSE

Dear Jamie:
I would like to respond to the letter written by A Disgusted White Girl. Let me start by saying that I am a 28-year old black man. I graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Atlantic Georgia, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. I have a good job at a major corporation and have recently purchased a house. So, I consider myself to be among the ranks of successful black men. I will not use my precious time to slander white people. I just want to set the record straight of why black men date white women.

Back in the day, one of the biggest reasons why black men dated white women was because they were considered easy. The black girls in my neighborhood were raised in the church. They were very strict about when they lost their virginity and who they lost it to. Because of our impatience to wait, brothers would look for someone who would give it up easy without too much hassle. So, they turned to the white girls.

Nowadays, in my opinion, a lot of brothers date white women because they are docile and easy to control. A lot of black men, because of insecurities, fears, and overall weaknesses, have become intimidated by the strength of our black women. We are afraid that our woman will be more successful than us, make more money than us, drive nicer cars and own bigger houses. Because of this fear, many black men look for a more docile woman. Someone we can control. I have talked to numerous black men and they continuously comment on how easy it is to control and walk over their white women. I just want to set the record straight. I want A Disgusted White Girl to know that not all successful black men date white women.

Brothers like Ahmad Rashad, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Morris Chestnut, Will Smith, Blair Underwood, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris Rock all married strong black women.

And, to flip the script, there are numerous white men, in and out of the spotlight, who openly or se cretly desire black women over white women. Ted Danson, Robert DeNiro, and David Bowie to name a few. I just don't want a disgusted white girl to be misinformed. Stop thinking that because you are white that you are some type of goddess. Remember, when black Egyptian Queens like Hatsepshut and Nitorcris were ruling Dynasties and armies of men in Egypt, you were over in the caves of Europe eating raw meat and beating each other over the head with clubs. Read your history!

It was the black woman that taught you how to cook and season your food. It was the black woma n that taught you how to raise your children. It was black women who were breast feeding and raising your babies during slavery. It is the black woman that had to endure watching their fathers, husbands, and children beaten, killed, and thrown in jail. Black women were born with two strikes against them: being black and being a woman. And, through all this, Still They Rise!

It is because of the black women's strength, elegance, power, love and beauty that I could never date anyone except my black Queen. It is not just the outer beauty that captivates and draws me to them. It is not the fact that they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and shades that I love them. Their inner beauty is what I find most appealing about black women. Their strong spirit, loving and nurturing souls, their integrity, their ability to overcome great obstacles, their willingness to stand for what they believe in, and their determination to succeed and reach their highest potential while enduring great pain and suffering is why I have fallen in love with black women.

I honestly believe that your anger is geared more toward jealousy and envy more so than snotty looks. If this were not so, then why do you continuously go to tanning salons to darken your skin? If you are so proud to be white, then why don't you just be happy with your pale skin? Why do you continue to inject your lips, hips, and breasts with unnatural and dangerous substances so you can look fuller and more voluptuous? I think that your anger is really a result of you wanting to have what the black woman has.

BOTTOM LINE: If I were looking for a docile woman, someone I can walk over and control, I would give you a call. But, unfortunately, I am looking for a Virtuous Woman. Someone that can be a good wife and mother to my children. Someone who can be my best friend and understands my struggles. I am looking for a soul mate. I am looking for a sister and; unfortunately, you do not and CANNOT fit the bill. No offense taken, none given.

Signed, Black Royalty

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4 Comments:

Blogger Darlkom said...

I have not commented yet on the race thing because I wish it didn't matter.
I think white and black women are the way they are because of the way they are raised and the society in which they are raised. I don't believe pigmentation matters. Granted, most white women are raised in Europe and America and are influenced to become what they are because of thi enviornment and most black women are raised in black communites and taught to become who they are, if the role were exchanged I believe so would the attitudes and behaviour.
Children, mostly below the age of five don't see this colour difference and so treat each other the way their parents have taught them how to treat each other, regardless of race.
I wish I were a better writer so I could properly explain to y'all what I mean but I hope you catch my drift.
I believe it's nurture not nature.

Wed Jul 19, 09:24:00 am  
Blogger Darlkom said...

Again, this race thing is a bitch. I was reading Digusted White Girl's letter and I was thinking, some nerve! Go figure.

Wed Jul 19, 09:28:00 am  
Blogger ~sandinmyshoes~ said...

yeah, I saw these letters in an Ebony magazine a while ago. needless to say, I wanted to hunt down A Disgusted White Girl and bitchslap her.
I think the response from the Black Royalty dude is perfect. Couldnt've said it better.

Wed Jul 19, 10:37:00 am  
Anonymous Turbocharged said...

Judging by the quality of blogging so far, perpetuating narrow-minded ignorant racist sentiments should be beneath you. I hope this stirring up of hate has a constructive purpose, because in my opinion any "discussion" sparked, fuelled and laced with hate isn't going anywhere fast.

We may as well be discussing why certain guys are attracted to bleached women, as opposed to dark girls au naturale. Or why some women like it tall dark and handsome, while others like it intellectual and sophisticated. Why some marry it virgin and church-bred, while others like it straight out of the strip club.

Why are we discussing race relations in the narrow, history-tainted society of America? There are black native Frenchmen, Australians, Indians and Arabs and they are marrying each other and relating in a totally different dynamic from the one disgusted girl and so called black royalty are in. There are even black Americans who have the same stupid ignorant views about real Africans that white girl and black royalty are expressing about each other.

The picture is so much bigger. Each to his own, I insist, and God for us all.

And ditto, Darlkom.

Tue Jul 25, 03:46:00 pm  

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