This week on Uptown I tackle the notorious love triangle on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta that had me snapping at the TV. However, there is a bigger question at play: Does race & culture play a part in what standards we hold inside relationships or is it strictly personality?
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife arguably knocked the talent out of him with his own golf club when his cheating jumped the realm of ridiculous. Kobe Bryant’s wife was ready to leave with half his earnings. In both cases, their men ate humble pie and were publicly remorseful. Fast forward to the premiere of Love & Hip Hop LA where Mimi Faust cow towed to her philandering husband who “can charm a guinea pig.” All of Jersey could hear me audible screaming at my television screen “No. He. Didn’t. That. Is. Plain. Disrespectful” With all the strength attributed to black women why do we accept poor treatment?
Why do we give passes for unacceptable treatment and expect less of Black men than other women do?
- Black women’s culture of social support to be studied for prevention of military suicides (thegrio.com)
- Why ‘Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta’ Shouldn’t Embarrass Black and Brown Women (colorlines.com)
- Debut Article at Uptown Magazine (missaleck.com)
- Are Black Women More Accepting Of Cheating? Danielle Kimberly on Uptown Magazine (missaleck.com)
- New film explores why ‘good’ black men are single (thegrio.com)