This aint black vs white, my nigga we off that
Granted, this is not an actual lyric from the Alicia Keys hit “Unthinkable, but rock with me for a while and you’ll see where I’m going with it.
Seems like everywhere I turn, people are softly humming or loudly playing the song written by Drake (this guy is everywhere). It’s a lovely song, and I find myself sitting in my driveway listening to it in its entirety. Alicia has lost me on the last couple of albums and I have been strongly warned not to think that this one is any different, which has kept me from purchasing it time and time again. This track however may have me doing 75 on the freeway at 9:45pm trying to get to Best Buy before 10:00pm
Aside from the song being awesome, the video is even better, it features a racially charged chain of events, that evoke some kind of emotion from me. It raises questions in my head, the main one being “Are we Ready?” We like to pretend that we’re an evolved culture of people, dating outside of our race is the norm and no longer frowned upon, but I have a feeling that we aren’t being honest with ourselves.
I feel like we’re cool, so I can be honest with you. I would like to say that I don’t stare in wonderment when I see a black guy with a white girl, but then I’d be lying. Be clear, there’s no hate bubble that forms inside of me, but there is a nagging question of “whys he with her?” Its embarrassing to say the least but unlike others I can admit it. I don’t WANT to feel this way, and it was more of a nature thing for me. I’m trying to change, I’ve even vowed that I will not discriminate when it comes to the next guy that I date, seriously.
Okay, so I’m done with that, heres the video. I’d really like to know what my readers think of the Pandora’s Box that is interracial dating. Are We Ready?
Why give up before we try
Feel the lows before the highs
Clip our wings before we fly away
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