The news recently broke when Robin Thicke had the audacity to tell black women who to date. First and foremost, Robin Thicke is a white man and cannot feel the emotional hurts and pains of a black woman, he is just married to a bi-racial one. He possibly thinks he has the right to give advice to black women whom to date also because of his soulful music, how ever that's just music he makes and no doubt what has made him a superstar to live the rich lifestyle. Robin Thicke has no right to open up his mouth and tell black women whom they should date without realizing first, it was black men who left black women for other races. These were his alleged words to all black women who desire to date outside of their race.
When asked by Essence, if black women should consider dating interracially, in light of the media declaring there’s a shortage of eligible black male suitors. Thicke replied: 'I think that’s ridiculous. There are so many good Black men out there that are hardworking, decent, and handsome, you know? To start that rumor is as bad as starting any other negative rumor. There are great Black men out there. There are only a few good White men — trust me. (Laughs) Good luck finding a good White man who understands your journey. I only have three White friends. I’ve got 20 Black male friends, who are all good men who take good care of their wives, and good care of their children. I know amazing Black men.'
Robin Thicke seems to be very ignorant of the history of the black family. He does not even know how many black men have neglected black women neither does he care. He just wants to make it known that he is upon a pedestal and has such power to speak, because Essence asked him and secondly, he has gotten a taste of a black woman whom reminds everyone she is not all black like the average bi-racial person. Who does Robin Thicke think he is? He is not in a superior position to tell black women what to do, after they have experienced so much neglect and rejection from black men. Now, he may rule his half-black wife, but he cannot rule the entire race of black women. Furthermore, Thicke is acting as though we as black women do not have any rights while being enforced to accept black men and their white, Latino and Asian wives, shame on him for giving advice to to us black women whom are free to choose any man we may desire to date and marry. Robin Thicke, 'hear the souls of black women loud and clear, close your mouth and do not rule our lives as free black women.'
In conclusion, even after all of the understanding of why black women choose to date and marry outside of their race, we still need to know how do these black women deal with racism while married to their white husbands. How do their white husbands comfort them while they endure such discrimination? This is the only reason why we may not have considered it in our previous articles.
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