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After being called out, Aaron goes out of his way to court a darker-skinned girl.
doesn’t even allow the episode’s one dark-skinned woman to challenge Aaron in a substantive way.
"There are a lot of incredible men out there, yes, you know you want a brother. Though I cringe to admit it now, I was excited by the possibility of a semester spent flirting with Swedes.
As a painfully self-conscious biracial woman, I had struggled to date at an Ivy League school, and studying abroad was as much an escape as it was a necessary academic endeavor for an international relations major.
“It’s Hard Out Here for A Pimp” opens with Black men routinely looking past Jazz, Sky, and other equally dumbfounded Black girls in a nightclub, instead approaching lighter-skinned and/or non-Black women.
Disheartened by their continued dismissal, the twins vent to their friends about the discrimination they face as Black women in the college dating scene.
And as I started talking to [women] it's like, they're only dating black guys. " she exclaims, pressing her hands to her chest, then throwing them out in a shrug. That's what's happening."She cites her research, 2008 census data that suggests that even if every black man chose to partner with a black woman, there would still be 1.5 million black women left mate-less."That's why I created Black Girl Though they vary in tone — some are celebratory, extolling the joys of finding "Swirling Success in Sweden" while others are bear hard-nosed messages like "The Dating Truth for Black Women: Go to Europe and Don't Look Back" — every site insists that black women in America are better off looking for love in another country.
Kim Butler, a data editor from California who moved to Germany in 2011, pushed back on the argument that Europe is a solution to black female singlehood on her blog last year.The study that best encapsulates this phenomenon is perhaps Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s infamous 1965 report “The Negro Family: A Case for National Action.” The Moynihan report effectively cemented the “single Black woman” as a disgraced figure in our political and social imagination.