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I spend what seems to be like countless hours on social media, but in this business it's pretty much a way of life. There are some times when you run across something that is actually worthwhile and makes you think a little. It's funny how at times I get so much confirmation from other people and sources about things my girlfriends and I might have just talked about days ago.
While surfing Facebook, I ran across one of Michael Baisden's fan page statuses he posted a few days ago. It read:
"African American women are the most unappreciated women on the planet. Is it wise for them to wait for a man of their own race to be in a relationship? Meanwhile black men are dating whomever they please! Wake up ladies and expand your horizons." ~ Michael Baisden
My friends and I had a deep discussion a few weeks ago about stepping outside of our element and expanding our horizon as it relates to dating, love and marriage. A good friend recently started dating a guy she never even thought about looking at and now she's the happiest she's been in a long time. As a black woman, my only dream was to meet and fall madly in love with a handsome, loving, hardworking tall, dark chocolate black man who wants to get married and have at least two kids in our dream house on the hill and live happily ever after. Welp, that's not how things have turned out as of now.
After moving to a new county here in Atlanta, I started seeing more interracial relationships than when I lived on the other side of town, and not just black men with other women, there were black women with white and mexican and latino men as well. Then while on vacation in Atlantic city, I saw tons of interracial relationships as well and it got me to really thinking hard about what Michael Baisden said. Did he really have a good point? Are black women just stuck on having a black man because it seems like the right thing to do or are we just scared of going outside our race?
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