Interracial dating asian men and black women
Liberal think tanks like the Brookings Institute clickbait by insinuating that black women would be better off not marrying black men.
’The passage quoted in Five Alive’s tweet eventually got picked up by Black Twitter and when I woke up on Monday morning, “Issa Rae” was trending. Once, I met a black woman in Seoul and we went on a couple of dates.For anyone familiar with racism in the social arena, the issues raised in Rae’s commentary are nothing new or even radical.Thanks to the intermingling of technology and dating, there is irrefutable evidence that in modern American society, races and genders do not mix in harmoniously colorblind fashion.So watching the same fight in the black community is fascinating, because in terms of relative social positioning, black women are more like Asian men.
But because black women are women, they also use similar language and tactics as Asian women in framing the whole interracial dating disparity issue as feminism and women’s progress. I’ll never forget the fact that during the darker days of this whole argument within Asian America— when we didn’t have the data, studies, or even freedom to openly talk about the obvious gendered racism infecting our supposedly diverse 21st American social scene —black women were usually the outsiders who backed up Asian men online when the denialists and apologists gaslit us and talked down to us.
I know just how infuriating it can be to have the opposite gender of your community sell you out for white acceptance.