"I walked thousands of miles to bring you up and want some say over my progeny." The son rejects his father's claims replying: "Dad, to you I am a colored man; to me I am just a man." This is Hollywood's take on intermarriage and at one level it is true. They want to define us as producers and consumers only. In the film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967) Sydney Poitier's dad, a retired postman, objects to his son's marriage to a White woman. At the same time, I am suspicious of Hollywood's motives given the fact that the New World Order is intent on dynamiting the four pillars of our human identity: God (religion), race, nation and family (gender) better to control us.Yes Poitier's character is first a man but is that any reason for him to negate his race and culture?Funny how a philosophy that pretends to celebrate differences, actually makes them disappear.When news broke that Serena Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, a White man, as usual, folks got to talking.
I have yet to see a Hollywood movie about a family of European background vindicated for wanting to preserve its special heritage. In "Prime," (2005) Meryl Streep plays a frumpy middle-aged Jewish therapist who practically disowns her son for having an affair with a non-Jewish woman (who also is her client.) The issue of race is camouflaged as a difference in "faith," as if the woman couldn't convert.I used to think that these types of sentiments were limited to White, Anglo Saxon individuals who grew up in minuscule towns, but as I mature, I’m learning that a “separate but equal” mentality thrives in America and beyond– regardless of your race—especially when it comes to love and marriage. Understand one thing: everyone has the power of CHOICE.We all live our lives and love who we love on our own terms. Williams’ fiance as “the enemy” is just downright silly.It's not a particularly new topic, but since it appeared in the Wall Street Journal and has somewhat of an economic angle, I figured why not discuss it. Three in 10 college-educated black women haven't married by age 40; their white peers are less than half as likely to have remained unwed. As a black man, my interest in the issue is more than academic.I've looked at all the studies—the history, the social science, the government data—and I've spent a year traveling the country interviewing scores of professional black women.Since 1965, US Jewish intermarriage has risen from an average of 9% to roughly 52% today.One third of all American Jews couples are intermarried.that municipalities like NYC have introduced falcons to curb the pigeon population. according to a government report from 2007 -- called "Curbing the Pigeon Conundrum" -- NYC officials have used hawks to keep pigeons in check ... but that brief experiment ended in 2003 when one hawk attacked a small dog. Plus, who Serena Williams, or any woman who you aren’t dating for that matter, has NOTHING to do with you.Just sayin.’ For some of you, love will never be colorblind.