why can't black women be the love interest?
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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-The Hypersexualization and Undesirability of Black/African Women
-Is 'Modern Love' Only For White Women?
-Marrying Your Peer, a Tougher Prospect for Black Women
-Why Dark-skinned Black Girls Like Me Aren't Getting Married
-Marriage In The African American Community
-Only Here for the Day: The Social Integration of Minority Students at a Majority White High School
-Hollywood's Colorism Problem Can't Be Ignored Any Longer
-To All The Boys I've Loved Before Has Creepy Racial Things Going On
-OkCupid’s Unblushing Analyst of Attraction
-Datacylsm by Christian Rudder
-As A Black Woman, I'm Tired Of Having To Prove My Womanhood
-Modern Love (2019)
-Harlem Nights (1989)
-End Adultification Bias
-Legally Blonde (2001)
-The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
-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'
-The Love Birds (2020)