Dating a successful black man
(NNPA)—In the latest urban movies, “Best Man Holiday” and “A Madea’s Christmas,” I thought it was interesting that each featured a Black woman in a relationship with a White man.In today’s climate we are used to successful Black men dating White women but the introduction of the successful Black woman and White men is a new twist in movies.These are generalizations, of course, but they are attitudes that I've personally encountered.
The concept of a black man in a relationship with a white woman is a "thing" that people have an opinion on, and that opinion comes with an entire set of stereotypes, fueled by racist ideology, a complicated past, and sometimes even pop culture.
Not only were they accepting, they welcomed B-MAC as Taye Diggs jokingly referred to him.
In “A Madea’s Christmas”, “ the “Have and Have Nots” star Tika Sumpter is secretly married to a NYU agriculture graduate who also happens to be White.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with interracial dating, I find it odd that two major productions released during the holidays chose to represent these images.
The implications are far more than just characters in film.