Please forward this error screen to 192. A very interesting conversation came to pass when I created this meme and distributed throughout our social media pages. There were a few older white men dating black women that stood out to me that we should discuss. They lacked the courage of their convictions like The Lovings.
I’m sorry but they were always free. They lacked courage and the cojones. Here’s the truth of it: The average Joe living in Alabama in 1950 who loved the cute country girl did NOT have the power as an individual to change laws and social hierarchies that were established before he was even born. Tom is Mississippi did not have the power to NOT get fired from his job for having a black wife and half-black kids at home. Individual white men did not have any special powers to magically make all that stuff go away. But often there’s this judgement and lack of historical contextualizing black women engage in whenever we have these discussions. A lot of times, black women expect one man to conquer the world and give up everything and risk everyone’s life with constant stress of being victimized by people who are against him, and if he doesn’t choose that, he’s a cowardly piece of shit.
When I bring up the FACT that black women were also terrified of making the leap to love across color lines, historical context and justifications are given. Anyone who brings up The Lovings as an example of a man who risked everything for the love of his wife is using the exception that proves the rule. Kendall, who pulls no punches when it comes to telling it like it T-I-IS said this. It needed to be said, and those wise enough should take heed. I’m about to say some shit.