The things that make us black women, our big lips or big butts or kinky hair, are singled out as the main factors that we must change about ourselves in order to be more attractive, in order to be more acceptable.
A lot of this can apply to dating any Black person, but both the nuances of impact and how things show up differs.Attraction recognizes and respects the individuality of the person(s) involved."I just got into it 'cause I was always a fan," he said of battling."I was always watching them, and I knew I could really do this.At the time — and this sounded cocky — no one had my style.
I was rapping punchline lines after lines after lines."The battle with Jesse James was only his 4th match-up ever.
women are forced to deal with unrealistic and harmful beauty standards.
All women are expected by society to base their self-worth on the way they look -- or, rather, the way in which the way they look garners them attention and approval from men. Why else did a black model's naturally large lips receive so much hate in comments on Instagram last week, when big lips on white women like Kylie Jenner and Angelina Jolie are praised?
The way he saw it, he was affirming our Blackness by valuing the very characteristics that society said were unlovable.
She was attracted to me, yes, but she didn’t approach me like an object to fulfill her wants.
What can be even more disheartening than seeing your beautiful, professional, well-educated sisterfriend still unattached is seeing a successful Black man settle down with someone of another ethnic group.