Question of the Week

Question of the Week: Why is It Good for the Gander and NOT the Goose?

Yes, it is I, Christelyn D. Karazin, asking the question. Because I really, really, really, REALLY want to know why The Root is complaining about how Jada Pinkett-Smith’s character chooses her male companions.

Author wrote:

Maybe she set a personal goal to date “not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven,” but as many nonblack men as possible in her quest to become champion of black women disgruntled with black men.

And THEN! He said this:

Perhaps Hawthorne is championing Essence magazine, specifically what seems like their quarterly article nudging single black women to consider dating white men.


Then, the coup de grâce,

In the end, I don’t care who Christina Hawthorne dates or even who Jada would date in real life if her last name weren’t Pinkett Smith.

What’s the matter? Fine black chick isn’t stroking your fragile, black male ego, Mason Jamal? Let me get this straight, because it’s confusing. You don’t care about interracial relationships blooming on the TEE VEE, but because the character is Jada and is married to Will Smith she somehow has to live the character she acts? Because she’s married to a black dude, she can’t play a swirler on television?

I don’t recall any groans in protest from black men on Will’s character wooing that hispanic chick in that one movie. Maybe you can find a link for me?

Therein lies the double standard. A black male can date, mate and procreate with any race of the human species, and black women gotta date and marry ONLY black men, and if you’re an actress, you have to PORTRAY a ride or die chick too.

Got it.

Don’t even get me started on the “BLACK MEN ARE MY GODS” commenters obba dea. One idiot said that white men think black women are “good enough to bed, but not to wed.” OHMYPHUGGINGAWD! YOU REALLY SAID THAT, WHEN 73% OF BLACK CHILDREN ARE BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK?!! DO ALL THOSE BABIES HAVE WHITE DADDIES?

Okay. I’ll stop yelling.

I guess I answered my own question.

Never mind.

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