While surfing the net this morning, I came across this post on an interracial forum:
Hello everyone. For the last eight years I started dating, black, white, whatever. I recently told me [sic] mom that I was dating a nice white man. He is so f-ing great. She told me that she would pray that I find a black man and told me that If I wanted a black man to stop telling them that I am smart and do kick-boxing. I like who I am and who I'm dating. But she is so serious about this and has stopped talking to me because of it- Spottedfeet, 25 Years old, Louisianna
Seriously? In 2011 there are parents telling their daughters (specifically mothers) not to let a man know how intelligent they are. I’m all about being a little competitive on the battlefield but this is both sad and ridiculous. I’m also disturbed that her mother is trying to push her into a relationship with an insecure man just because he's black however giving her grief for dating a white man. Thankfully this young lady knows her worth and has reached out to share her situation. *Sigh*
Spotted over at Daily Strength.