It’s safe to say that a lot of Black women are sensitive about the subject of high-profile Black men dating non-Black women, particularly of the Caucasian persuasion. While there are a lot of guys out there that are dipping into the white chocolate, AA Men’s blog, “Very Smart Brothas” wanted their sisters to know that a lot of successful Black guys are not looking to paler pastures.
Their blog post, “But When He Gets On, He’ll Leave Your A** For a White Girl…Or Not” lists a slew of black men in pop-culture who have chosen to date or marry within their race.
Here’s an experpt from the post:
“If you just went by the impression pop-culture and the media gave us, it would seem like high-profile African-American men have a tendency to sprint to the first non-black woman they could find as soon as their numbers hit. even militant-a** Van Jones and Craig Robinson (Michelle Obama’s brother) have white wives. This seems to be ubiquitous.
Just to see how her perception truly jived with reality, i did an impromptu study of my own last night, looking at the black men currently on top of the pop culture food chain and who they’re in relationships with:
Barack Obama–Black wife
Will Smith–Black wife
Lebron James–Black, umm, long-term [girlfriend], which is as good as a wife in Akron, Ohio.
I then thought of a few more uber-popular African-American men across various genres.
Muhammad Ali–approximately 17,000 different black wives
Michael Jordan–married a Black woman while he was at the height of his popularity…
Jim Brown–multiple Black …wives
Jesse Jackson–Black wife
Bob Johnson–Black wife
R-Kelly– …Black wife
*in fact, i can’t think of ONE black male R&B or rap superstar that’s married to a non-black woman. not one.”
Read the full post on VSB.
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