4 Important Rules for White Men Dating Black Women

I wish I could say that I’m surprised and appalled by the ignorance that white men tend to show when they approach me, but I’ve come to expect it. While white men are not the only group to hold racial biases and stereotypes against black women, they tend to be the least informed on the racialized and gendered issues that black women endure.

White men have the privilege of not having to actively think about their intersections of race and gender, which is starkly different from black women’s realities. White men navigate society with relative ease while black women are teetering on the precarious margins of race and gender that they do not have the privilege to ignore.

This is not a game to us, nor is it something we can ignore.

Our race and gender affects the way we carry ourselves, and this uncomfortable mindfulness is something that white men simply cannot relate to. While it may be hard for two people from widely different intersections of race and gender to understand each other, it’s not impossible once the more privileged party (in this case, the white guy) is able to recognize their shortcomings and how the intersections of race and gender affect every aspect of a black woman’s life.
A white man must be willing to work toward a better understanding of how race and gender intersect differently for everyone, and he must also be prepared to speak out against the injustices that their partners will endure.


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DNA ancestry tests and Black Americans

Note: I already did a post on DNA ancestry tests. This one looks at them as applied to Blacks in the US. Unlike other Americans, Blacks had their ethnic identity and history taken from them. Even N…

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“What Is A White Personality?” and Other Questions From Young Transracial Adoptees

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at the African Caribbean Heritage Camp in Denver, Colorado. Instead of preaching to a group of middle and high schoolers, I invited them to participate in …

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Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too

“To white Americans, I’m black. To black Americans, I’m African. To Africans, I’m Nigerian and to Nigerians, I’m Urhobo—my father’s ethnic group located in the Delta region of the country—although my parents are from two different ethnic groups. My mother is Yoruba…
I get antsy when asked, “Where are you from?” and usually just blurt out “Nigeria” because it accounts for my name’s origins, which is often what the curiosity on the part of the person asking is about. But when people ask if I was born there and I explain that I wasn’t, it usually leads to follow-up questions…
…some people assume that I’ve always been here and want to know where in the States I’m from. I don’t really know how to answer that. Is it where I went to college? Or is it where I now live…
Having traveled, lived and claimed citizenship in so many different places, I don’t feel entirely comfortable picking a simplified cultural identity. For now I’m working on ways to tailor my answers to suit the questions I’m asked, while keeping them easy to understand and still true to who I am.”

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Smarter than Einstein, Philip Emeagwali, IQ 190

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Interview with Philip Emeagwali @ IOD London

Community Village‘s insight:

Philip Emeqgwali is a pioneering researcher in computer technology with an IQ of 190, higher than Einstein.

His U.S. degrees are from George Washington University and the University of Maryland, as well as a doctoral fellowship from the University of Michigan.

As he explains the history of African science, the thought came to me that Africans created all people. Respecting our forefathers includes respecting Africans.

“The Internet as we know it today did not cross my mind,” Emeagwali told TIME. “I was hypothesizing a planetary-sized supercomputer and, broadly speaking, my focus was on how the present creates the future and how our image of the future inspires the present.”

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1963424_1963480_1963457,00.html

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Amy Holmes (Zambian/White) [American (Born in Zambia)

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Known as: News Anchor & Political Contributor (News Anchor on TheBlaze TV; Former contributor to CNN & Fox News; Occasional guest on Real Time with Bill Maher)
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American ethnic groups | Abagond

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An American ethnic group in most cases means those in America from the same country. Italian Americans, Irish Americans, etc. There are a few groups that do not quite fit that pattern: Jews, Puerto Ricans and African Americans. Another odd case are those who call themselves “Americans”. They mostly live in the upper South. I will count them as British since that seems to be what most are.

The top ten ethnic groups by size in 2010…

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African Beauty Crowned Miss Universe

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Last night was the 60th Annual Miss universe Pageant in São Paulo, Brazil, and out of almost 90 contestants from countries and territories worldwide, Miss Angola’s Leila Lopes took the crown.
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