Another black-white dating assumption: Freedom Riders!
Assumptions about why people date interracially never cease to leave me dumbfounded.
On Fox and Friends, author Ann Coulter expressed her thoughts on her fellow political commentators, Lawrence O’Donnell and Bill Maher saying they think they are "Freedom Riders" because they are White men who date Black women. Whether she said it on a light note or otherwise, it makes me wonder why someone like her would actually make a statement to imply that white people dating blacks are attempting to make some civil rights statement about equality? So since I have dated black women I am now some sort of civil rights icon?
The other day someone said interracial couples get emotional about people accepting them and I quote: "Many of them will kick, scream, cry, throw temper tantrums, take their toys and move to another sandbox to play over what people think... As a whole they are more obsessed with people then people are obsessed with them." Really? We piss some people off this badly? We are being equated to toddlers now?
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The thing is, we are in 2012. And to think that some people still see interracial couples, black and white to be precise, to be so strange that they feel the need to come up with some weird explanations (He's a sugar daddy, she is a whore, he is after her money, he has a fetish and now, he is a freedom rider!) for their existence other than the obvious… mutual love and attraction is saddening. So who is obsessed?
Such people forget that these assumptions they come up with say much more about them than the interracial couple they are busy psychoanalyzing. And the thing is, such misconceptions come from every corner of every race - not just from Ann Coulter. It never occurred to her that maybe O’Donnell and Maher just love black women? All this analysis aint necessary.
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