Is White Mom’s Soul Food Meal Offensive?

Ask Demetria: Your girlfriend's mother may have good intentions, but she is generalizing based on race.

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Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at