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While I am not opposed to him dating anyone who makes him happy, regardless of race, I will warn him that because he is a black man in America, there are real risks associated with him dating white women.
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," though other reports contradicted her testimony.
The only girl in my group of black girlfriends who had a boyfriend was dating a white boy who was white enough to have a family that hated black people. We would sit squished in a row behind them with all of our smirks perfectly even as they drove us home.
The year before I graduated college, black boys started dying on TV: Trayvon Martin, then Eric Garner, then Michael Brown, then Tamir Rice.
He was full of charisma and laughter, and he lost his life for it.
And while we are far removed from the Jim Crow South, we aren’t far removed from the institutionalized racism on which this country was built.
But this tale, among many others, has served as a cautionary tale for black families of what happens when white women and black men interact.