Stereotypes About Light-Skinned Black Men That We Need To Put To An End

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Light-skinned guys are too “soft” or emotional.

Thank you to the geniuses of Instagram for repeatedly reminding us that Drake is the kind of dude who makes photo collages of friends, dots his I’s with hearts and feels guilty for bruising fruit.  Men like to say things like that, but I think it’s sad that as women we also have issues with sensitivity no matter whom it’s coming from.  We’re so used to being in dysfunctional relationships that if a man is not cussing us out, gripping us up or having sex like he’s having Vietnam flashbacks, he must not love us because he’s lacking “thug passion.”  I don’t want a man breaking down in front of me like I’m Iyanla, but it’s nice to know that on some level they are vulnerable, have regrets, and that they think about things other than getting money and what girl can twerk the best.
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