Even though this is a sistahs thread, I had to respond to this comment.
The last time I check the Dominician republic was in the West Indies(A construct nonetheless)
>>A Black woman will give birth to a Black child, no matter >>WHAT the father is. So, the child would be Black, and >whatever >>else, but it WOULD be Black. > > >I'd like to point out that the one drop mentality illustrated >here is a volatile one to throw around half hazardly. As a >product of a dominican and west indian union I've gained a lot >from being identified as and self identifying as "black" but >I've always, and will always come across instances where my >dominican heritage comes into play and makes me question if >what I'm gaining is worth entirely what I'm denying.<--- this >isnt an asnwer and isnt meant to be one. It's a statement >embodying a question which is meant to reflect that anyone >proposing to have the answer, isnt taking into account >everyone's experience. > >I think this post is extremely valid, moreover, a crucial >collection of issues black women need to discuss. Being raised >by a single biracial mother who Identified herself as black, >much in the same way I am, has definitely helped shape my >views on the issues raised here. I DO think black women are >better off, I have only my fmily for reference but it's very >telling. Grandmothers, aunts, my mother, my female cousins and >nieces are ALL considerably further than their male >counterparts including me, and if I may be so bold, I aint >bad. It's been said that black males NEED a male role model. >I dont hold that as truth. I agree that it would be >beneficial, but the females in my family more than >compensated. Moreover they led me to see my role in society as >one that transcends both race and gender. That doesnt mean >they dont have ties to black nationalism-for example, my >mother accepts my bisexuality AND STILL prefers that I end up >with a black woman. The problem is, I've only encountered >three black women who were able to see what was before them >and not get caught up on the fact that I'm open to love in all >its forms between two consenting adults. These women are few >and far between, but were some of the highlights of my >romantic past and are still highlights in my friendships. My >mother even admits that had any of the black men (all she >dates) admitted homosexuality she'd be unable to continue the >relationship- this helps my case, of course. > >And since I'm talking about Queerdom, I will say first hand >that I've never been propositioned more than when I lived in >predominantly black residential areas. Queer whites that date >black men are primarily composed of fetishists looking to play >out their racial stereotypes and only make up a small fraction >of the gay white male %-age. The dating scene in the queer >community is about as segregated as the scene between black >females and white men. 80% DLs does "sound" inflated, but it >doesnt surprise me at all. > >
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