Dealing With “Jungle Fever” in 2016 |
Back story: “Dear William” is a spoken word piece that I wrote back in November 2015 about a man that I encountered. I was completely enamored by him, and in the conversation we had for about 15 minutes, I learned a lot about him. What he does for a living, where he’s from, etc.
Like most Black women, I was conditioned to pledge allegiance to the Black man. That he already has enough on his plate so I should be his primary support system. That dating outside my race was a betrayal to my ancestors.