SPEAK ON IT: "Why Successful Black Women Can't Find A Man"
I had all kinds of plans to boycott this show. But thanks to pressure from all my friends who were watching and talking about the foolery (y'all know I hate being left out the loop), I felt forced to watch as well. Last night's episode of "Nightline" featured Sherri Shepherd, Jacque Reid, Steve Harvey, Hill Harper, and others debating the never ending topic of "Why Can't Succesful Black Women Find A Man?"
Video of last night's show and discussion when you read on...
All I can say is this was exactly what I predicted it would be. The message conveyed was that at the end of the day, black women are to blame for any and all problems as it relates to them finding love and relationships. It appeared as if no other group took any responsibility in the so-called "issue". Too bad I simply don't care enough anymore about how "they" are trying to make "us" feel. We are not helpless, love starved, angry, judgmental, and superior beings. Period. And truth be told, whatever issues we're being forced to believe are just rampant and horrific in our community are in no way 100% our doing. Nowhere near it actually. But airing out the true problems and issues of our culture seems to be avoided to spare the feelings of certain people. Except the feelings of black women. I would go into my conspiracy theory of why I believe black women are being targeted to garner self-hate, but I digress.
Like I said last night to my firends, it's this simple: BE you, DO you, and BE happy. Then, regardless of the stats and issues, love and happiness will find YOU. Period. End of story. Your thoughts?