They are protected by society and appreciated more overall for their contributions. So, a Black man who has grown up in our world would have a hell of a battle in not falling victim to the guidelines that society has laid before him his whole life.Having a White woman on your arm equals success and achievements.
For one, our society grooms African Americans from the day we are born to believe that White women are superior in all facets than women of color.
They do this by placing them on a proverbial pedestal.
They are adored for their beauty, aspects of Black beauty that were seen as unattractive on a Black woman are seen as exotic on a White woman. We have often been reserved the role of work horse rather than princess.
My grandmother would tell me this often when she was bestowing jewels of advice to me in regards to love and dealing with men. This love mantra if you will, is what assisted me in deciding who I should continue to date and whose time on my clock has just ended. This is why when I hear other Black women make comments that Black men are more willing to treat White women better while dating and in a relationship than they would Black women, I have to offer the screw face.
She also often instructed me to never beg a man to love me. Now, this topic is an onion of sorts because it is packed with so many layers that I even had trouble deciding how I should attack it.
In other words, before we can go on the attack we have to take ownership of our own issues.