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She explained that her “wince” was not personal but based on the history of black america. The same white women who sat next to me in class, talked with me, got drunk with me, some of whom I thought of as close friends could not seem to fathom what the hell Aaron and I were doing together.“When our people were enslaved, ‘Massa’ placed his Caucasian woman on a pedestal,” Scott writes. I know for a fact that several of these women asked Aaron why he was with me instead of a white girl! Recently, I stumbled on an article that put some perspective on this troubling issue.
And yet, the belief that black women are the biggest hatas of interracial couples still prevails. But we (black women) tend to internalize our emotions.
In 2010, singer Jill Scott wrote an article for Essence magazine about interracial dating.
In the article, she describes “feeling a little wince” when a black friend told her he married a white woman. Their comments were not direct or outright but still intensely hurtful.
At least the stereotype of the angry black woman, this time with her anger focused on the black man/ white woman couple.
A good example of this stereotype is Queen Latifiah’s character in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever .