Check out the first video in the series tomorrow, January 8. And once you've watched be sure to leave questions you've always wanted to ask white women in the comments section.
KEEP THE DISCUSSION GOING WITH MORE EPISODES OF I ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK.
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- "I Always Wanted to Ask: Interracial Dating"
- "I Always Wanted To Ask: Interracial Dating" [EXTENDED]
- "I Always Wanted To Ask: White People And The N-Word"
- "I Always Wanted To Ask: Do White People Recognize White Privilege?"
- "I Always Wanted To Ask...What's Up With The Hair?"
Some of you may know that our MN appointed "relationship expert," Damon Young is also one half of the über popular blog, Very Smart Brothas.com. Well, one day I was just playing around on the internet when I stumbled across a post Damon wrote two years ago called, "10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted To Ask a White Person."
Tres interessant! I know I've had questions for years. I read it. These were questions black people all over America have pondered time and time again. I loved it. Then, as if this internet gem couldn't have shone any brighter, I found the responses, T.D. Hurst, a white guy, provided. Nice!
As a woman who hasn't had close, white friends since high school, some of the answers were surprising, some funny and I finished the post a bit more informed. Then, because I moonlight as a thief, I thought this is something we can do for Madame Noire…except with white women.
So, during one of our weekly editorial meetings the MN editors came up with questions we've always wanted to ask white women, before we even knew which white women we were going to ask. And believe us, we kept it real. The whole point was for the conversation to be to honest and helpful.
Then came time to find the white women we wanted to ask. That's where the women of The Frisky came in. I've been a fan of their site for a while now, so naturally I reached out. We e-mailed a couple of the editors to see if they'd be interested in not only answering our questions but asking some of their own as well. We heard back within the hour.
Initially, we were going to answer the questions and make this just a print post. But then Amelia of The Frisky said they were going to answer some of the questions in their weekly video. *Ding! Lightbulb moment.* We should do a video too…with the ladies of The Frisky. We worked out our schedules and met to shoot our first video in what will hopefully be an ongoing series: "I Always Wanted To Ask..."
Well we did that thang and a short version of the video will air on Madame Noire tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th and then the full version will air on Wednesday, January 9th.
Check out a trailer for the series and get to know the women who will be featured in the video, the editorial staff of The Frisky and Madame Noire.