April 30, 2018
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Over the weekend Issa Rae found herself in the hot seat when an excerpt from her book proposing that black women date Asian men, found its way on social media. In The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Rae addressed the then-recent studies that claimed black women and Asian men were the least desirable when it came to dating apps.
Of course, Black Twitter had a TON to say, but it was black MEN who were offended by her preference.
An influential black woman (Issa rae) is telling black women to procreate with Asian men because they will intellectually suit black women in her book…. Christ what have we done as black men to be shitted on like this?
— DreTookHer🇬🇾 (@RealBeardedDre) April 29, 2018
People like Issa Rae are agents. Im really starting to think it's a psychological operation going on to create discourse in the black community.
That's going to sound funny to some people but if you know history this isn't far fetched by any mean.
— Cavs 2018 NBA Champs (@216Champ2) April 30, 2018
I'm not surprised by what Issa Rae said about Black men. Issa Rae has been loud and proud about her hatred and feelings for Black men for a little over 7 years now. Which is why HBO chose her for their platform.
You can see it in all of her work she's done… including Insecure.
— Eric🔌 (@LvckyLefty__) April 30, 2018
For context, here’s an excerpt from the book (which was released three years ago).
Are we shocked Issa Rae wrote this? I'm not pic.twitter.com/8F7EtpaWYm
— Fidel Cashflow (@TommyDreamer___) April 29, 2018
So what’s the problem, exactly? Men have long since had a preference in what and how they like their women — from long hair to big butts and even, dare we say it, complexion. And let’s not forget, most music in our culture glorifies a woman of foreign descent as more attractive.
But when a woman speaks out loud about her choice to date outside her race, we’re all of a sudden a sellout. Yeah, okay.
Calls to boycott the 33-year-old CoverGirl‘s hit show Insecure was immediately denounced by the women of Black Twitter. Even some of the fellas saw the outrage for what it was, ridiculous.
🗣 your favorite BLACK rappers tweet about wanting foreign women everyday.. Why are you mad at Issa Rae??
— Young Geezy.. (@MsMyaG) April 30, 2018
I'm thinking most of the folks criticizing Issa Rae can't comprehend satire. (And probably didn't even read that book) pic.twitter.com/lhHJqXgsoN
— Ebony Maw (@thomeography) April 30, 2018
It’s not like black men want black women anyway so why are we mad at Issa Rae???
— Persephone (@persephonevibe) April 30, 2018
yall boycotting Issa rae?.. yeah yall on yall own.
— Kareem Abdul-JEANbar (@insidehismind) April 30, 2018
TELL US: Do you think Issa Rae crossed the line or was she right on the money?