The only reason why African Americans have been a "community" is because we were all dark, African descended and therefore, denied access to parts of this country... we were literally kept from roaming freely throughout this great land. Not because we spoke the same language... came from the same tribe... practiced the customs. Nope. Because of superficial reasons like our skin color and having the utmost distance in physical appearance from Europeans.
Now that we (almost) have freedom entirely, it has become increasingly difficult to stay a "community" under these superficial reasons. However, many "Black Leaders" preach about a bettering the "community" uplifting this community... and yet they marry out?
If you're working towards your ultimate goal in life, which is to uplift your people and prove that they are as worthy as everyone else (if
that's apart of your goal), how do you do this if you consistently "love" people outside of this community? How can you sell your own milk when you're continually buying someone's else?
The truth is, African Americans aren't a community anymore. However, we are still outlaws together.
We roam this elusive space in-between being a "community" and being "Americans" with full rights and access. This is the space we are in now and these "pro-Black" leaders who take up non-Black wives/husbands are the ultimate exemplars of this paradox