When we bemoan Reggie Bush's relationship, we overstate our knowledge, understate our ignorance, highlight our lack of a serious life, and low-ball our own worth.It's petty gossip masquerading as social commentary, and unbecoming of a "welcoming and open-minded" people.My new friend is handsome, African-American, intelligent and seemingly wealthy.He is an athlete, loves his momma, and is happily married to a White woman.I'm a black dude hooked up with a black woman--but I don't sleep with "black people." "Black people" don't pay half of my rent."Black people" didn't take my son to tennis lessons this week.
It’s an undeniable fact that Black women are insanely beautiful with some of the most stunningly captivating features.They go to be bed with someone who does, or doesn't, want children.In other words, they go to bed with an individual who (hopefully) has very specific idea about their life that go beyond whether the revolution will be televised, or not.But at some point brothers have to stop reeling off stats about college and prison, and resolve to be something more. I've met very few (if any) black women who need a lecture on asserting themselves.We all have a moment, as black people, where we have to stop the process of bemoaning what the world thinks of us, and start asserting that which we think of ourselves. Which is why I find this constant "plight of the black woman" bit bewildering.
I admit when I saw his wedding ring, I privately hoped.