Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.
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5 thoughts on “Share ‘Billionaire Says “Black Women Are For Grown Ups”‘”
To be honest, I’m not sure what to think.
I know that, for me, it feels wrong that somehow money equates to being able to appreciate a black woman who is ‘grown up.’
It feels wrong that the article is about money and how that ties to racial differences when it comes to matters of the heart.
I guess I don’t see the worth of the article other than to possibly inflame rather than initiate discussion. It’s almost as though the article is specifically saying “Only “rich” white men can appreciate black women.”
I’m probably not articulating my thoughts and feelings very well. It just bothers me, I guess, that the implication is attractiveness between races is directly tied to money and financial success.
Personally, I look at the article and wonder why race is the topic. I’d be far more interested in each of the couples as people and how they’ve connected.
It could be that there’s no way to take race out of the equation, but I would never have thought in those terms if the article hadn’t stressed it. Perhaps the article was meant to be satirical, but I just found it…distasteful.
That was my initial impression also. Then I dug deeper and saw the article as a symbolic note of recognition. Black women are at the bottom of the rung that is the stereotypical view. The article was a protest of that view.
In addition, the article showed black women dating or marrying outside our race. Most black women do not when compared to other ethnic groups. As a result, many professional black women remain single, childless and without intimacy.
Your comments resonate across the male species. I do not understand the strong negative reaction to this article by men— makes me wonder….
Your honesty was right on target. :).
Well……um……..I’m married to a black woman.
Oh and there is that creepy moderation thing again. Never thought a black woman like yourself would fall for that, Angela!
You have good taste! 🙂