Monday, December 1, 2008
I usually have a specific point in mind when blogging, but bear with me here.
I'm still figuring this out as I go along, so it's moreso me searching for answers rather than taking a stance and then opening the floor like I usually do.
See, I always say I don't discriminate, but on second thought, I do. Sure, I've played in the snow before, but in retrospect, I always did because I had no other options. I won't go into specifics, but I remember having the option to "date" a black chick and a white chick at one time. The black chick was cute, but she wasn't screen saver material or anything. The white chick pretty much had her beat in every category (buttocks included), but I still leaned on the black girl just because.
Given the same scenario today, I'm not sure I'd come to the same conclusion. My boy Cash sent me photo of Jessica Biel (posted above) earlier today and it ruined my day. I found myself incapable of closing the window. Per our ASSymetric system, Biel is a 38. Special, but we may need to revise her caliber. Man, I'd love to take her to the gun range.
In any event, I got on AIM and started sharing God's work with a few of my friends. Then I sent it to a female friend of mine and joked that Jessica Biel was the future and that black women were in trouble if the average white chick started looking like her. Shoot! Professional athletes have been dating surf boards for years, if Biel became the norm, regular dudes may just start deffecting in increasing numbers. My friend had an interesting response, though. To let her tell it, black women shouldn't feel threatened because brothers were now looking for Michelle Obamas. Is that so?
I mean, pretty much every dude I know said they'd rather be nailing Sarah Palin than Obama, so I'm not convinced by my friend's claim. Sure, Palin's perceived as more of a jump off, but she's getting picked nonetheless. Barack's election is clearly gonna change the way black men are perceived. Allow me to be pedestrian once again. I'm thinking less black women are likely to contract jungle fever now. On the flip side, white women and any other ethnicities for that matter, probably have "birth mixed baby" in their one-year plans now.
But what about Michelle, what kind of impact is she making? I think an Essence editor recently wrote something about Michelle having a positive impact on the way black women will view themselves from now on. That's not the point my friend was making, though. She was saying that Michelle Obama types, (educated, intelligent, classy) are becoming more desirable to black men. Pardon the pessimism, but I don't think so. Dudes aren't about to switch from airheads to Michelles cause she's the first lady. Preferences will likely remain the same. Now, as much as I'd love to handle that 38., I honestly don't see myself going there. You know I just be talking junk. But let a NBA player get to pick between a Michelle and a Jessica Biel type? Do you think he's less likely to pick Jessica than he was before?