Each and every day, I think about issues that are impacting us socially, culturally, globally, etc., and today, I started wondering about why interracial marriage/relationships are being promoted to The African American community? What’s the real message?
When you look at many shows on televisions, in the past 2 years, there have been over 22 shows that had IR couples (mostly Black women/white men)–some have been canceled, but is art imitating life or is there something more sinister behind this?
Just 60 years ago, it was illegal in many states to even be involved with people of another race. Violence on many occasions could erupt if such couples frequented the various social outlets, places of business, churches, et al., including murder.
Being proud of one’s race seems not to be encouraged any longer. Why?
I grew up during the post Black Pride era. There was a difference in the way Black people carried themselves, spoke, interacted, engaged socially, politically, religiously; we were a people that were connected. But today, the media promotes disunity in the Black community–highlighting this in movies and television, yet, promoting counterfeit images of Black men and women smiling happily with their white spouses/girlfriends/boyfriends. Hhmmm…interesting. Is there a subliminal message here? Love US–HATE YOURSELVES! Translated: SERVE US! And we’ll be nice to you. Another form of mental enslavement? The question has to be asked when you realize the irony that this is not being promoted by Black media, but the white media. What’s the intent, people? Are they playing to the age old insecurities in Black People about themselves?, thus, making us perfect targets for mental programming. Haven’t whites–from the beginning, been afraid of BLACK POWER? And that power is best unified in marriage, thus, when our ancestors were enslaved, they did not allow them to marry; however, it was encouraged for the male slaves to co-habitate with female slaves in order to produce offspring to eventually sell as property. It was a vicious system, instilling deep mental enslavement in our people.
When you look at the African American community, are people really surprised by 70% of Black children being raised by single mothers; all the while, you have folks telling our community, you can love who you want–it’s ok if a Black man marries a white woman–while he just impregnates a Black one. What’s the message here? You’re good enough to f*&k but not marry? This is slave behavior. *mental enslavement*
And still…we are to be proud that an African American woman is being sexed by a fictional white president–who is fighting another white man who wants her…and the one Black character that played her fiance in the beginning of the show was ceremoniously axed out of the story-line all together. What’s the message here? The irony of it all is that the show was created by a Black woman (Shonda Rhimes).
Malcolm X asked the question in the 60’s: Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?