Tiffany Jolene is all for interracial dating, but she had some thoughts about black men who fetishize white women.
A white woman’s Facebook post about black men went viral last week after she called them out for choosing to date white women specifically because they may appear to be “more submissive.”
“If your primary reason for dating white women is because you’re under the self centered delusion that they are more ‘submissive’ and understanding of your inherent refusal to get your s*** together without the help of a romantic partner, I am not the Caucasian for you,” said Tiffany Jolene in a Facebook post that has since been deleted.
She has no issue with interracial dating, but she did want to expose black men who look for white women over their own black counterparts for more insidious reasons.
“You’re likely to be intentionally targeting a certain brand of white women because they’re as not privy to your bull*** as black women; having been raised around or by you,” she says. “You highlight your disapproval of black women because of their independence, strength . . . They are much more ‘difficult’ for you to manipulate.”
The response to the post was, unsurprisingly, immediate. Some called her comments racist, while others praised her for her realness. She was also accused her of trying to manipulate her way into an invite to the cookout.
In a follow-up post, Jolene explained that she was surprised by the responses, mostly because she uses her Facebook to talk about love and relationships. This was the first time she spoke about interracial dating in this way.
“This particular rant was spawn from a side conversation with friends, as most of my rants are,” she wrote in the second post. “It was about black men, because 90% of my friends list are POC, because the men I was talking about are black men, because the men who I’ve dated and have experiences with are black men, and because the majority of the men my friends date are black men.”
You can check out her full explanation here.
You may like
Get The Essence Newsletter and Special Offers delivered to your inbox!