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The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post written by an anonymous woman living in New York City.  In an essay on Gawker entitled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You’re Black,” Ernest Baker writes: “Let’s be real, blonde hair and blue eyes are fucking attractive.” A friend of mine, a black woman, responded to the [...]
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The personal is political, and also personal: Why choosing to date within your race isn’t racist

Tweet I fear that I’m about to wade into all kinds of messy territory, but alas, that is the work of feminist critical thinking. This morning I came across a Slate piece by Reihan Salam about why expressing a same-race preference on dating websites is racist. I beg to differ. Salam’s main argument comes down to [...]
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Scandal and respectability politics: Olivia Pope is not setting her race or gender back by having an affair

TweetPopular reactions to Olivia Pope’s extramarital affair with white president Fitzgerald Grant reveal the (internal and external) racism of respectability politics and a sentiment of entitlement and control towards women of color’s sexuality. Tweet
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