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why can't black women be the love interest?

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1PathwaytoFreedom
1PathwaytoFreedom
23 May 2021

Happy Valentines Day! In this video I try to find out: why can't black women be the love interest? Like Seriously! I've talked about the quirky/awkward black girl, but in this video essay I explore how history has influenced the desirability and romantic prospects for black women and how we are portrayed both in the media and in real life because of it.

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~sources~
-The Hypersexualization and Undesirability of Black/African Women
https://link.springer.com/chap....ter/10.1007/978-94-6
-Is 'Modern Love' Only For White Women?
https://zora.medium.com/is-mod....ern-love-only-for-wh
-Marrying Your Peer, a Tougher Prospect for Black Women
https://www.theatlantic.com/bu....siness/archive/2015/
-Why Dark-skinned Black Girls Like Me Aren't Getting Married
https://www.theguardian.com/li....feandstyle/2019/apr/
-Marriage In The African American Community
http://www.healthymarriageinfo.....org/research-policy
-Only Here for the Day: The Social Integration of Minority Students at a Majority White High School
https://journals.sagepub.com/d....oi/full/10.1177/0038
-Hollywood's Colorism Problem Can't Be Ignored Any Longer
https://www.teenvogue.com/stor....y/hollywoods-coloris
-To All The Boys I've Loved Before Has Creepy Racial Things Going On
https://planamag.com/to-all-th....e-boys-ive-loved-bef
-OkCupid’s Unblushing Analyst of Attraction
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/0....9/07/technology/okcu
-Datacylsm by Christian Rudder
-As A Black Woman, I'm Tired Of Having To Prove My Womanhood
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/a....rticle/hannaheko/ain

~clips~
-Modern Love (2019)
-Harlem Nights (1989)
-End Adultification Bias
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Xc08anZAE&t=26s
-Belle (2013)
-Legally Blonde (2001)
-The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
-Insecure (2016)
-The Photograph (2020)
-To All The Boys I Loved Before: Forever and Always (2021)
-The Hate U Give (2018)
-Issa Rae & Director Stella Meghie Break Down the First Date Scene in 'The Photograph'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzW5zTpSFnQ&t=3s
-The Love Birds (2020)

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Dangerous Television
Dangerous Television 2 months ago

Okay...they found a couple of Black men to be sellouts. Why does she want to be the "love interest" for white ppl. too? She's like, "they do it....I wanna do it too". Black men that do want to be her love interest, then all of a sudden....she's not interested I bet.

TV got they're head all screwed up as it is....

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1PathwaytoFreedom
1PathwaytoFreedom 2 months ago

I think the TV has got the entire black race's head screwed up. There are far more than just a couple of black men who are sellouts, these days it appears to be almost unanimous, although most would never admit to it their actions often more than speak for themselves. Many also openly express complete disdain and contempt for bw which not only makes being in a relationship with those like that undesirable, it’s also very dangerous

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1PathwaytoFreedom
1PathwaytoFreedom 2 months ago

Black women of today(black men too) should first seek a strong relationship with the heavenly Father so he can develop their character, gifts, talents and disciplines as a ppl and individually so they can become more suitable mates should someone decent and compatible come along. As the Word says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all other things will be added unto you."

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Dangerous Television
Dangerous Television 2 months ago

@1PathwaytoFreedom: I think that's going both ways...It's weird....we put on our best face for others but get lazy with each other.

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