As time passed, I realized that being black didn’t mean I had to look or act a certain way.
I could love my skin and also love Britney Spears and country music.
Blackness isn’t homogeneous, but it took me a while to see that.
As a black woman, I wanted to be seen as attractive to more than just black men.
I am a black woman who has never dated a black man, and most days I don’t think twice about that.
But sometimes, like when I encounter a well-dressed family man with a mutual love for certain breakfast cereals, I wonder if I am failing my people.
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Even when I have expressed romantic interest in black guys, it has always been a futile effort.
The actor told NPR's "Tell Me More" host Michel Martin in an interview posted Thursday that "the first thing" that he thinks of when he thinks of Obama is "all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him," Morgan said.
"They just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white - very white American, Kansas, middle America," the Oscar winner continued.
As I skimmed my eyes across the rows of boxes, I landed on what I was looking for: a jumbo box of Rice Krispies.“Good choice,” a deep, bellowing voice confirmed.
I turned around and saw a handsome black man waiting patiently, with a cart full of groceries and a warm smile that briefly invigorated my tired spirit after a long day of work.