I was so busy setting and clearing the table, directing guests and caring for my two toddler boys that I hardly listened to the dinner conversation.
But the next day, a guest called me to tell me about my teenage nephew’s views on dating. Apparently, my nephew, Richard, declared that there was not a single attractive black girl at his college with hundreds of black girls.
His schoolmate then added that the only girls Richard finds attractive have long blonde hair and blue eyes. In that case, I was not shocked that Richard did not find any black girls “attractive” because I too have never met a black girl with natural long blonde hair and blue eyes.
That same evening, Richard laughed heartily as he told the joke that black women died on the Titanic because they refused to get on emergency rafts.
See how these complicated relationships have been portrayed and handled on the silver screen.It highlights that it’s not just colour which differentiates us, but culture too.Watch the trailer here Image: Facebook A black teenage girl discovers that her father is actually a sperm donor and not her mother’s late husband.He tells us about sodium hydroxide, a toxin used to relax hair.He looks at weaves, and he travels to India where tonsure ceremonies produce much of the hair sold in America. We visit salons and barbershops, central to the Black community.