And its a damn shame. I'm sucking my teeth over it. And for the first time since like, middle school, it's with someone outside of the Black race. Meet Jacob Michael Mason, an Italian YouTube/social media personality, who believes it is his duty to 'uplift and empower Black women', who he believes is constantly dismissed, and diminished by the media.
If that little blurb didn't melt your heart, maybe this video of him actually talking about it might:
But enough of the swooning, and wooning. It's time to play detective and found out what his REAL intentions are, because, you know, this just doesn't seem right. There's something about all this 'Black woman' love that is subconsciously making me wonder.. 'why?'
potent spirit or as having magical potency.
b. Psychology. any object or nongenital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic
response or fixation.
Retweets, and comments from both Black men, and women alike questioned Mason's die hard love for Black women. They questioned everything from the "swirllife.com", which I don't fully understand it's purpose, but OK, brand that he founds, to the endless pictures, comments, and quotes of his Black women focus.
When I looked at his profile, he tweets one thing, and then writes, ".. but by the way, I love Black women because they're magical." A part of me sort of hated that Black women, interracial dating, and how magical, and powerful Black women are was all that he talked about.
I was Facebook stalking him, and wondering where was his Black girlfriend. I mean assuming he's single, he clearly loves Black women, and if settling down is in his plans, where was this Black woman he can call his own, and shower this love upon. And what are his thoughts on issues Black women face in various communities, outside being degraded, and imitated in the media?
Does he care that Black women are killed by cops, and penned 'mentally instable' in papers?
Does he care that Black women are more likely to be incarcerated than White women, and shamed for it?
What are his thoughts on depression, and other mental illnesses Black women face?
Is he an advocate of Black Lives Matters? If so, why?
What are his thought on Miriam Carey, Rekia Boyd, Sandra Bland?
Who are his favorite Black women who made contributions, and influenced society?
Does he watch Being Mary Jane?
So many questions, and not enough answers!!
But then, as the anxiety started to calm down, and I really pondered on it, why not love Black women? So he talks about Black women all day. And? How many Black men we know talk about Hispanic women all day? We don't get on them about their fetish. Or White men who LOVE Asian women, we give them the "that's their preference" card.
I agree with Jacob on all of his praises of Black women.
No, my hair doesn't flow down my back all silky, and shit, it defies gravity, therefore I must be magical.
Yes I have faced, and had to endure painfully traumatic events due to my race, and socioeconomic status, and managed through it all with a smile on my face. I have the strength of a 1000 moons.
And yes, I think that the media doesn't represent me enough, until of course The Haves, and the Have Nots, Being Mary Jane, Scandal, Minority Report, Black-ish, and How to Get Away with Murder came on primetime...
So why not love us? Why not "fetishize","obsess", or whatever other negative fixation verbs you wanna throw at him, over Black women? Why can't we just genuinely be adored?