Jill scott essence article interracial dating

But something in me just knew he didn’t marry a sister.

Although my “I don’t think there’s anything the matter with somebody loving somebody from another race but it’s almost like a stereotype that if you’ve got dreadlocks you go out with a white girl.

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In the article Scott discusses the internal sting felt by her and many other black women upon discovering that a handsome, successful black man is married to a white woman.

She emphatically denies that any of her feelings are rooted in prejudice toward any race or people group, but rather America's history of race, slavery, sex, and a Euro-centric standard of beauty.

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A bigot is a person who is partial to their own group or way of thinking and intolerant of others.

A racist is someone who believes that a person’s race is the primary deciding factor in their character, capabilities, and worth. Musicians and recent White House guests Jill Scott and Common have come under harsh criticism for comments they made in past interviews and songs.

Both artists were personally invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to perform at the White House’s Poetry Night in early May 2011.

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.

I admit when I saw his wedding ring, I privately hoped.

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