Damon Young writes:
Like a true Shakespearean fool, Ramsey’s appearance and “commoner” sensibilities belied the wit and bravery he so obviously possessed. And, also true to Shakespearean fool form, an off-hand, matter-of-fact statement made towards the end of the interview ended up being the most memorable (and insightful) thing he said.
(Paraphrasing) “If you see a pretty White woman running towards a Black man, either she homeless or she got problems.”
You know, out of all the interracial dating/relationship-related conversations I remember having, I can recall in-depth, nuanced, emotionally charged, and surprisingly sober discussions about…
1. The type of Black man who dates White women
2. The type of Black woman who dates White men
3. The type of White man who dates Black women
…conversations where everything from the way they typically look to the base reasoning behind their choices is examined and assessed with care.
But, there doesn’t seem to be that same level of discourse among us about attractive white women who choose to date black men, mainly because we have a tendency to dismiss whatever attraction they may have for brothas as some sort of sexual fetish, a way of “getting back” at her family in some way, or a blatant cash grab.