So now white women are "trophy scarves"?

Posted by James, 10 Dec 13

Not me? That's Nate Hill (pictured), a 36 year old part-time artist. And that is how he concisely describes his project dubbed Trophy Scarves. The project is supposedly supposed to be a representation of relationships between black men and white women: That white women are trophy scarves to be won around black men’s necks as a ‘status symbol’.

The dude has stirred so much controversy with this latest 'Art' project where poses in a tux with scantily dressed (and some completely naked), petite white women scarved draped around his neck. He says that this depiction is meant to arouse attention on the issue of "black men who might think of being with white women as a status symbol." And get this: He doesn't identify himself as Black.

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“I don’t want to tell people what to do with their lives. I just hope they would examine their motives, that’s all,” says Hill.

So all this just so that people can self-examine their motives for dating white women? Then he calls this "a lighter, kind of a goofy way" of talking about how people see certain races as status symbols. I think there is nothing "light" about this portrayal of interracial relationships between black men and white women. Its super insulting.

Thoughts?

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  1.   NikkiRox says:
    Posted: 20 May 14

    I am not sure what he was getting at, but to say that every Black Man that dates outside of his race is doing so for noble reasons is delusional. There are Black Men who do date White Women for that reason. Although that reason is used by a small minority of those men. I see the same thing happening with Black Women who date outside their race lately certainly not all. The reasons they are stating in comments in blogs and on youtube have me thinking they too have bought into this White People are better [ insert any reason here] mentality. I say date who you want but please don't do it solely because they are White or Black. I have dated outside of my race before just not a White Man. I am open to that but not because they are white because I want to settle down and I don't want to limit my choices to one race of man. I don't care what race he is as long as he treats me right. Sadly not everyone thinks that way.That may or may not be the point of the article at least that is my take.

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  2.   Smallfeet says:
    Posted: 16 Apr 14

    Her legs should have been around his head not neck. Stupidity and shackled minds come in all ethnic cultures. If the artist had produced a picture of a white man with a black woman's leg wrapped around his head people would still be hating. Umm....

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  3.   dave_74 says:
    Posted: 26 Mar 14

    This is so last decade ! (or so) We need to see a muscle bond strong black woman wearing a white dude around her neck! c'mon people catch up to 2014!

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  4.   NOPLAYER says:
    Posted: 20 Feb 14

    @ Rachae Many of us (AA) are sick and we help spread the poison of white supremacy by feeding into it. When you read comments of BM and BW tearing each other down and making statements about WM or WW being better, this is proof of that sickness. I've heard BM make comments about how dating WW adds to your swag and I've heard BW make comments about wanting to have children with a WM or a Latino so that the children would be more attractive. People that think like this don't have any business dating much less adding to the gene pool of humanity.

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  5.   Shotgun007 says:
    Posted: 19 Jan 14

    I don't even think this person is serious? Seems like he needs attention more than anything. Guys like him need to get over themselves. I mean really, we get it.... you want some attention about your relationship with a beige woman. You've had to put up with all of this Tomfoolery from whites, blacks, the media, everybody & their brother, and nobody wants to see you succeed in your little interracial world!" I get it. I really do. But honestly, It seems to me that white guys and brown women are NOT as put off or upset as they may think we are when it comes to blk men and beige women relationships.

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  6.   Love2byours says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 13

    the whole racial issue is so played out and out dated it is ridiculously humorous and what was that your an advanced civilization there are a lot that would really question that, how is that you came to the conclusion of being intelligent beings in the first place you let the NEOWM Narcistic Elite Old White Men lead you into staged wars were as the rich get richer and the poorer get poorer and or dead and broke and here again your advanced civilization still stuck on individuals choices color of skin, referencing the state of consciousness on the planet. understandable big task maybe you there on the planet should get busy with something major other than the color of ones skin which is one out of nine chance you yourself could be someone else then what the story changes

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  7.   Walligator says:
    Posted: 25 Dec 13

    I think he is just kidding and trying to incite peoples fury. The bottom line is that you date someone because they are someone you share a lot of things in common and you want to be with them.

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  8.   Authorgirl says:
    Posted: 19 Dec 13

    I think that as people we can be over sensitive. I think the writer is being over sensitive about reality, and I am sorry , yes they are , for some men, just this. I think that his " Method" is called Satire. I am surprised that some people don't get that.

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  9.   NOPLAYER says:
    Posted: 19 Dec 13

    This mentality is one of the things I see wrong with IR relationships but I'm not surprised the least bit being that people bring their garbage along with them into these relationships. A person of this mentality is not fit to date anyone because he's dealing with some inferiority complex issues. He fails to understand that one's sense of worth doesn't come from an external source it must come from within. In his mind he feels that this WW is making a statement to the world about him as if she's somehow validating him but the problem with this line of thinking is he is attesting to her so-called superiority while masking his feelings of inferiority. This does nothing but re-enforces this so-called "I'm the savior" complex that too many white people have and it doesn't allow them to emotionally deal with their non white partners on an equal basis but from an almost parental (I know whats best for you) standpoint and that is sick IMO. If a BM is that messed up in the head that he has to use a WW as a psychological crutch or a mother figure then let him go a find a WW willing to play that role and maybe to two of them can feed off of each other's individual sickness because that's what it is when you really look at it.

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    • Rachae says:
      Posted: 30 Jan 14

      brilliant post. I use to get upset when black men would comment that you are pretty for a dark skinned girl or say we can't have kids because they would be dark and nappy. I realize that it is their issue and I wouldn't want them to pass that mentality to my kids. But some black women have the same sickness. It is like the bought into some hierarchy even with the race with the closer you look to white the better. It is sad. We as black people cannot rid racism if we secretly agree with it.

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  10.   AJ1300 says:
    Posted: 11 Dec 13

    I personally think that SOME black men date white women because they have grown up in a society that values white women more than black women. White women are seen as more beautiful because of Eurocentric beauty standards that black women and other women of color cannot live up to however this is not that case for all black men who date outside of their race. Some stereotypical reasons that black men date and marry white women- white women are easier to control, are less confrontational, are not gold diggers, and treat him like a king. From a black woman's point of view: There are submissive and confrontational women of all races. There is "no gold in the hood" to dig. A woman should only treat deserving men like a king. There may be several factors why black men date and marry white women. These factors may or may not include psychological or stereotypical reasons on the surface. When one seeks a keen understanding of the factors, it might unravel the complexities as to why black men date white women. FOR EXAMPLE ncyooper above says the black guy she dated wanted to be in the white world because of the privileges he would be getting. There are many different reasons why a black man will date a white woman to each is own.

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  11.   ncyooper says:
    Posted: 10 Dec 13

    I'm not sure about his " method" or the art with which he b uses to spark this discussion, however, some black men do view white women as a status symbol. I dated a black man once who basically told me that bydating me, he would be " in the white world" and be able to experience the privileges afforded to me just because I am white. Brutal, but honest and what he believed. Thoughts?

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    • NOPLAYER says:
      Posted: 19 Dec 13

      It looks as if this guy was a social gold digger and I hope you sent his miserable ass as far away from you as possible! LOL

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  12. Posted: 10 Dec 13

    I've seen some cases of this and it saddens me. It is a reflection of how they feel of themselves and their blackness. A gradual training of the mind, by social media, and society in general and blacks, to believing white is superior. Blacks aren't the only ones who have been brainwashed to believe this. Other cultures such as China believe fair skin is a symbol of beauty. I hope one day that mentality changes. Me personally,....I am attracted to all types of people. I will never not date a particular race. Just because I'm on an interracial site does not mean I'm anti-black dating. I'm open to love in any color.

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    • PrettyClever says:
      Posted: 18 Dec 13

      I don't really understand how white women that most black men date can be seen as any kind of 'trophy'. I am sincerely puzzled by this. I am from the Deep South, and anyone from there will get exactly what I am about to say. MOST black men date the most 'redneckish', broke, busted white women that are often either 100 lbs. overweight OR porn stars/strippers! Since when did being fat or promiscuous become something of a 'trophy' status??? When did that memo circulate?? It doesn't matter to me either way, but how is it that a fat, uneducated, country white woman is more prestigious than an educated, pretty, refined black/Latin/Mexican woman? Baffling! And where is this black women are gold-diggers coming from???? That is definitely more of a white woman's motivation! Most black women make far MORE than black men and black men often have absolutely NOTHING in the way of finances. The last two black men I dated had no car and lived with his sister who was a master degreed RN! What money are you guys talking about? If they have so much damn money, then why aren't they paying child support? So white women don't absolutely bleed white men dry? You bet they do--they don't have to complain about anything because white men pay their child support! I have attractive white friends at work and they won't even deal with a white guy unless he has an impressive portfolio and when she demands a successful white man--white women are seen as "ambitious" and "refusing to settle" while a black women with a degree and money asking for the same qualities in a man are seen as "gold-diggers" or "being too picky". This double standard must stop!!! I know far more black women that are leeched off of and dealing with male gold-diggers than the other way around! White men I have dated that are divorced never complain about paying 80K or more in child support--while folk like my half brother won't even give my nephew $20! I mostly provide for my nephew, me and my white ex! And what black male success? They aren't even finishing high school while black women are graduating college at a 12:1 ratio over them. Most black dude/white female couples I see are always broke and struggling, never married, and eventually the black grandmother or white parents end up with the child. The black girl/white male couples up north are the ones that are affluent, as well as in Europe. So I don't know, perhaps this guy is from California or South America or some other place I have not seen the interracial results....because I don't see any black males white trophies in the Deep South and the women aren't dating a black prince either--but I do see plenty of college-educated, attractive black women all over Atlanta, and blacks with droopy pants and heavy-set white women.

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      • rmg1985 says:
        Posted: 22 Dec 13

        What I am seeing is that because I am "overweight", I must be uneducated, broke, a redneck oh and best yet my mother is going to end up with my daughter!! What a way to judge someome and stereotype us "big white girls who date black men". Shame on anyone who thinks a white woman is superior to a black woman or vice versa, with the right amount of drive and dedication anyone has the potential to be successful but also shame on those who stereotype the black men and "fat" white woman couples, word to the wise not all of us dat girls are uneducated, struggling or give up custody of our bi racial children. People need to worry more about themselves and less about others and maybe this world would be less hateful.

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        • Randerson101 says:
          Posted: 29 Dec 13

          You are absolutely right. Someone making a comment like black men dating "overweight white women" is a very hurtful comment and just as bad as making a racist comment. We have got to get out of downing and criticizing one another.

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      • 3rdtimecharm says:
        Posted: 17 Jan 14

        I agree... some black men do date the fattest, white woman on the street and treat her better than a healthy black woman... that's just the way it is.

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