I admit when I saw his wedding ring, I privately hoped.
But something in me just knew he didn’t marry a sister. My body showed no reaction to my inner pinch, but the sting was there, quiet like a mosquito under a summer dress. Did the reality of his relationship somehow diminish his soul’s credibility? One could easily dispel the wince as racist or separatist, but that’s not how I was brought up. I was taught that every man should be judged by his deeds and not his color, and I firmly stand where my grandmother left me.
Are Scott's views bigoted or understandable in some ways, the "View" crew wondered.If you haven’t been following the story, Michelle Obama’s event is set to feature poetry readings by a number of public figures.One of the figures, the rapper Common, has come under intense scrutiny because of an old video in which he raps about carrying a gun and threatening police officers and then-President George W. The controversy also touched on a 2005 interview Common gave in which he came out against interracial dating as a detriment to “self love.” Some industrious soul decided to search through the other attendees’ public comments and came up with Scott’s article which is now being widely shared and denounced.My position is that for women of color, this very common “wince” has solely to do with the African story in America.
When our people were enslaved, “Massa” placed his Caucasian woman on a pedestal.The column did indeed cause a small controversy when it first came out, however, it’s important to look beyond the scandal then and the (manufactured) one now and see that it is actually a very thoughtful piece.