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."Black people" didn't support me while I was trying to make it a writer.
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.
Writing about this has helped me get clearer and clearer on this.
To be blunt--I think people who spend their time stressing about the DNA admixture in other people's relationship need to give some thought to boundaries.
My new friend is handsome, African-American, intelligent and seemingly wealthy.