Monday, March 1, 2010

Is It Safe to Date Black Women??????

Is It Safe to Date Black Women???????
by Sixx King via Essence Magazine

Posted on February 17, 2010 6:42 AM

If you ever really wanted to know what most Black men are thinking, just spend an afternoon in the barbershop. You will get a glimpse of what they discuss. The new phrase: "If it ain't white, it ain't right" is the new relationship mantra straight from the barbershop.

Upon further investigation, the phrase comes from the recent reports about HIV rates among African American women from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, the rate of new infections in Black women was 15 times that in White women - 55.7 infections versus 3.8 infections per 100,000 women, respectively. With that said, Black men are now avoiding Black women in fear of being infected with HIV. In their minds, these stats warrant the new slogan: "If it ain't White, it ain't right".

I for one feel this new slogan and trend is another cowardly avenue created by ignorant Black men who should be asking: "Is it safe to date Black men?" It is my belief that the high HIV infection rate that is plaguing Black women is a direct result of exclusively dating Black men who are not getting tested to know their HIV status or being dishonest about their true sexuality while engaging in unprotected sex.

Is this for real? Do black men really think like this? What do you think?

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