I have a question. Why are Black women continuously the butt of the joke? Like, why would any man’s dating choices be important enough to Black women to warrant the boycott of any film, let alone Black Panther? Believe it or not, who Black men date is not the greatest of our concerns, and it surely wouldn’t warrant an entire boycott.
I can’t help but wonder if some random
guy individual out there felt a certain kind of way about us saving Murika’s ass once again via our voting presence in Alabama. Maybe it’s all the boss moves we make in every area of society that’s become intimidating to certain segments of the general public. Maybe, someone was just bored. Ultimately, it’s disappointing that all a troll has to do is post a fake flyer on Twitter using our name and the world believes it.
We are four days into a new year and America is still up to its old tricks when it comes to muddying the name of Black women. But not today
Satan America. All it would’ve taken was a few quick Twitter searches to realize that there was more banter about the idea of Black women boycotting Black Panther than proof that any of us suggested such a thing. So, let me say it loud for the people in the back! We don’t care. Black women don’t give a damn who Black men choose to date–as long as they don’t drag us down in the process.
You see, Black men have been fraternizing with White women since the days of the plantations. We simply don’t have the time to worry about these things anymore. Instead, we are out here making boss moves, maintaining our edges, raising our children, winning elections, directing feature films, investing in our futures, getting degrees, marrying wealthy Princes, changing the world, and a slew of other important stuff. You see, we simply don’t have the time for nonsense. So, the next time you’re (Black men) tempted to run with some random rumor at the expense of Black women, think about this: Some of y’all took less than a minute to retweet an outrageous lie and begin to drag Black women through the entire interwebs, but the moment one of us states we were raped…well you know the rest.
Tiara Janté is a writer & author from northeastern Pennsylvania. She is both a Staff Writer & Social Media Manager at BlackSci-Fi.com, as well as Co-Editor of Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. A self-confessed social media junkie, when she isn’t online or working on her many projects, she enjoys reading a good thriller, observing hip-hop beefs on Twitter, taking long naps and spending time with her hubby and children. Connect with her via her Website as well as her Twitter, Facebook & Instagram pages.