Swirl On This
by Perfectly Flawed
In the 90’s former heart throb Taye Diggs ruled the big screen with his chocolatey good looks and great acting skills. However, recently the actor made some very interesting comments on a podcast about race and dating. Although he was aware of the racial protocols in Hollywood, he still felt like it didn’t necessarily apply to him. Now to some extent that is the right attitude. But for him was it ambitious to be the best regardless of race or is it just another case of assimilation by any means? The interview went from Diggs explaining his professional moves to black women being salty over the man’s love life.
According to him we are in a stage of “New Blackness.” Doors for new writers and stars that look like us can finally bless the mainstream screen more than one at a time. This may sound wonderful to actors with the mindset of Taye Diggs that appear to use their blackness when it’s convenient.
Nobody is saying to turn down a million dollar deal in a film because it doesn’t have a melanin rich cast. The point is, be the best at your job but don’t allow systemic programming to flood the brain. In fact, play the game if you have to just keep in mind your replacement is not too far behind. When you spend so much time chasing what is considered “White Famous” it may cause a person to lose their self. Is it wrong to love your people through blood and spit to the point where some times that is all you desire to see? A few people may hate on men such as Jason Black or Tariq Nasheed but at the end of the day what is your contribution?
Do you weep for your people when they suffer? Are you only claiming blackness when it is trendy? So since we know through his own admission that Taye Diggs doesn’t really f*** with black women like that, did we expect too much? Technically, he didn’t use those exact words.
But in context if one of the reasons you are dating women that look you is to not seem racist then…yeah, revaluation may be in order. In the podcast the actor mentions surprisingly that he is dating a black woman. Now the shock is not in the actual dating of a melanin lady, but the intentions behind it. Let’s face it we are the most genetically diverse group of women. We come in different shades, eye colors, and hair textures. Question, if the “Black Woman” is the mother of Civilization then doesn’t that mean she possess all genetic traits? Biologically speaking anything lighter such as different hair color or skin is due to a lack of melanin. So this idea that we can’t be dark skin with blue eyes without European intervention is ludacris. Anyway, back to the performer that made it very clear not messing with white women goes against who he is as a person. In his mind it is a form of restricting which hinders our growth as a people.
As if conforming to the pressures or trauma of black society made him not like his own. News flash Taye Diggs don’t put your self-hating hang-ups on black women. If you want to date different types of chicks then do so and stand on it. But think of this, why is his preferred choice White women over Asian or even Mexican? Hmm, can we just admit that this man feels forced to date within his race, which is sad.
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