October 30, 2016: Prince Harry, 32, is dating a Black woman and according to reports, it’s pretty serious.
Given this a context, it seems remarkable that researchers and journalists alike would disregard such considerations in their interpretation of statistics relating to Britain’s increasing ‘mixed-race’ population, but this is exactly what they do.a beautiful, brave, new brown future in which the scourge of racism has been vanquished.
It would appear that post-racial utopia is achievable – all we need is love (if indeed love is defined as sexual relations between black men and white women).
There is no love left between a black man and a black woman. I’d jump over ten nigger bitches just to get to one white woman. But a nigger bitch seems to be full of steel, granite-hard and resisting…I mean I can’t analyze it, but I know that the White man made the Black woman the symbol of slavery and the White woman the symbol of freedom.
It’s just in me so deep that I don’t even try to get it out of me anymore. There’s softness about a white woman, something delicate and soft inside of her.
Because controlling images are hegemonic and taken for granted, they become virtually impossible to escape (Collins, 2000: 89-90).
As young women, many Black girls experienced rejection from Black males as ‘in white dominated situations black and white boys alike tend to conform to the prevailing aesthetic, and fancy white (if not blonde) girls more.” (Weekes 1997 cited in Mirza 1997).Within the binary thinking that underpins intersecting oppressions, blue-eyed, blond, thin White women could not be considered beautiful without the Other—Black women with African features of dark skin, broad noses, full lips, and kinky hair.Race, gender, and sexuality converge on this issue of evaluating beauty…Rather then the nation responsible for the savage kidnapping and life long bondage of millions of human beings, Britain reimagines itself as the nation that was central in the abolition.Rather then acknowledging the flourishing of a culture in which black women are routinely written out of existence, disregarded and undervalued, Britain reinterprets the evidence on mixedness to reinvent itself as the epitome of the progressive post-racial nation.Faced with the contradiction between the reality of the situation and a stereotype, this young man still succumbed to the latter, repeating the tired, black girls = ghetto, white girls = status, prestige, and success, narrative.