Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Alright now, I've just finished reading my latest issue of EBONY magazine and can't seem to shake this feeling of irritation that is sitting on me. Basically, certain folks took offense to Reggie Bush being on the cover of last months magazine spotlighting our fantasy black men... so much so that they wrote countless emails and letters, which resulted in a full article addressing the issue in THIS month's issue. WHY, you ask, was there such an uproar? He's dating a NON black woman. (OH THE HORROR) lol Most of the letters were down right ridiculous, even spouting such crap that refers to Mr. Bush not appreciating black women or being a proud black man because he is involved in an interracial relationship. So let me get this straight, Reggie Bush is a disgraceful, black woman hating, black heritage loathing man.... all because the woman he's currently dating is NOT black like him? And this is such a serious offense (as one woman wrote) that black women should not consider him a fantasy man? LMAO They even went as far as to blame him for the low self image of black women in today's society... he must be a powerful ass dude to single handedly bring down the self esteem of the entire community of black women in the world. Fact is, I am a black woman, who has a VERY high level of self esteem... and while I appreciate the fineness that is Mr. Reggie Bush... could care less about who he's giving it to in his personal life. I don't know him personally nor do I have any hopes of dating him in the future, just like the idiots writing these dumb ass letters.... so why the hell does it matter that is woman is not black like him? It almost embarrasses me to be black when I read comments about this man being unworthy of being recognized as an accomplished and positive black male because his woman is not black. How that draws the conclusion he hates black women and black people completely baffles me. The article was to praise positive black men, the type of man most women fantasize about... and his relationship does not take away the fact that he IS a black man, he IS accomplished, he IS a role model in the community and he IS fine as hell LOL. You'd think that since these folks believe themselves to be so damn perceptive they'd be able to see that they are only strengthening the stereotype of the angry and bitter black woman. To these women I would like to say... relax, because REGGIE doesn't want your ass anyway!!! LOL NOT because you're black, but simply because you're IGNORANT. I notice that no one has a problem with Paula Patton being recognized as proud black woman and role model in the black community.... and she's married to a WHITE man. And just so we get it correct, I have no issue with her or her cutie pie husband ROBIN THICKE... just trying to prove a point. Anyway, had to get it off my chest, but I'm still a bit amazed that people these days can still be so closed minded and misinformed.