Should More Black Women Try Something New?

20 May

“Stop Struggling with Shantionique…”

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I recently saw this picture posted on Facebook that caused a lot of stir and some interesting dialogue across the Internet. Most all of the women who commented about the picture expressed their disdain and were highly offended. The guys who responded had varying opinions, some felt like the picture was either an exaggeration or not purely accurate and others totally agreed with the sentiment.

First off, I personally think the picture is shallow, immature, and superficial. It is a simple statement that in my opinion is rooted in self-hate. True love has no color and those who are mature in their thinking tend to be attracted to someone who shares the same interest as they do, however, to dismiss a person of the same race simply because of their race is shameful.

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Aside from my personal feelings and motivated by this image, I pose the question, why don’t more black women cross over and date men of other races? This question reminds me of the movie “Something New” where a black socialite falls in love with a white man. Initially she is not attracted to him and attempts to go along with a plan to set her up with a more suitable companion who is also black. In short, the black man who she dreamed of having and thought she wanted sparked absolutely no romantic interest in her; and ironically the white man who she initially was not interested in, she soon realized she was actually attracted to.

The lesson in this is that sometimes we think we know what we want – we get it, and soon realize that it does absolutely nothing for us. On the other hand, trying something new and doing something different may just surprise you.

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What are your thoughts, why don’t more black women date and marry outside of their race?

 

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2 Responses to “Should More Black Women Try Something New?”

  1. Ms. Šahíyena: All of Me May 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    What if Shantionique stopped struggling with Bubbatunday, and got her a Johnny?

    • Terry411Cato May 22, 2014 at 8:58 am #

      Amen! True true true!!!!

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