Thanks, Shelly for sending me this beautiful, awe-inspiring wedding video link of your marriage to Michael. I'm SO happy for you both! May you and he have a marriage life filled with much love and light, good communication, uplifting companionship, compromise on both sides when needed, and tons of good ole common sense. LOL! Plus all the healthy babies you want! CONGRATS!
Thanks, RG for this Macy's holiday ad pic which both highlights and normalizes the increasing options bw have for relationships and in other realms of life.
And thanks KR-- for the article link you sent re the longstanding practice among whites as well as many from other groups to engage in "elite/strategic" marriages with higher positioned blacks and other influential or favorably-situated people of color.
This is all the more interesting because it shows how the idea or practice of "elite/strategic marriages" is nothing new among people who have a keen desire for longterm self-preservation and have shown by their actions that they will pursue ALL avenues, ALL opportunities to move closer to the top of the pile or to remain there.
And why not?
This is pure common sense, but when the notion of AAbw "strategically marrying" is mentioned or sometimes even hinted at to typical black Americans, they typically go into outrage mode and express that it's "cold-blooded," "evil," an "abomination," etc. for black WOMEN to exclusively mingle and/or marry strategically. They start talking about how AAbw ought to marry for LOVE, chemistry, and yadda, yadda--ONLY. LOL! This is because to a typical black American, a bw marrying "strategically" means she's "marrying out" or marrying a non-black man.
Now write this down: A woman can love and have out-of-this-world chemistry with a man AND simultaneously marry that same man (of any race or group) for STRATEGIC reasons. This happens all of the time among many upwardly mobile people. One thing for sure is that if you marry haphazardly, you won't be moving anywhere you want to go, let alone upward--or not for long.
And bigtime thanks to TWC for this video LINK posted recently re the brouhaha about actress Daniele Watts (black woman) and her boyfriend (white man) who had the audacity to be caught (or reportedly so) having sex in a car. LOL! Imagine that! I thought that couples had been "making out" in cars--like forever, or ever since cars were invented. LOL!
Folks, in all kinds of ways, this is just jaw-dropping HILARIOUS!! A black woman gets accused of having sex in a car with a white man, so she is now being discussed at the University of Southern California School of Law! LOL!!! I wouldn't be able to even make this up!