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21 Jun

Most importantly, though, is a conversation I had with a friend when I was 19 and interested in the man who I later stayed with until I was 22.

We live in a world where white women with voluptuous butts, baby hair, and cornrows are being praised while Black women and other women of color are routinely criticized and ridiculed for those same features or cultural staples.

Being gay meant feeling like I had no one left to talk to, so I turned to media and porn for examples because there were no public models of Black queer love.

It’s pretty simple: a relationship is hard enough and becomes more difficult with racism, white supremacy, and white fragility.

This is not to say that racial compatibility solves all relationship problems; Black love is not without its many struggles because relationships inherently require work.

But even when they do acknowledge it, even when a white man is “woke,” he will never have the lived and embodied experience of a Black man.And after two attempts, this racial challenge makes a potential relationship too difficult and bears too few benefits to merit trying again.Outside of what the media told me, I had numerous personal experiences with backhanded compliments from “well meaning white people.” These racial microaggressions—which are anything but micro—included: “you’re cute for a Black guy” or “you’re different from other Black people,” and “I don’t even think of you as really Black.” These comments work on the basis that I am an exception to my race; a part of the talented tenth—or in this case, the attractive tenth—and one of the “good Blacks.” I am given white approval by transcending the stereotype of how a Black person looks or behaves, and that is simply wrong on a personal, political, and psychological level.