That’s because what you’re describing aren’t preferences, but systematic prejudices enforced on the population often through various forms of media. You’re describing White supremacy. You’re describing a pervasive and toxic anti Black woman sentiment.
Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.
Me: Based on what?
Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.
Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.
Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.
Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.
Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?
Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.
Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?"
Oh, bitch. Read down!
Oh my Lordy yes
- Brittney Cooper, "A black girl’s constant fear: Why I thought I’d never live to see 33" (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
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- Dylan Rodriguez, Forced Passages (via ethiopienne)