Skip to comments.Tamera Mowry Is Not Alone
Posted on 01/15/2014 1:07:20 PM PST by Kaslin
This made my heart ache and my blood pressure spike: Actress Tamera Mowry, who is black, wept in an interview with Oprah Winfrey over the vile bigotry she has encountered because of her marriage to Fox News reporter Adam Housley, who is white. Misogynist haters called Mowry a sellout and a "white man's whore." International news outlets labeled the Internet epithets she endured "horrific" and "shocking."
Horrific? Yes. Shocking? Not at all. What Mowry experienced is just a small taste of what the intolerance mob dishes out against people "of color" who love, think and live the "wrong" way. I've grown so used to it that I often forget how hurtful it can be. Mowry's candor was moving and admirable. It's also a valuable teachable moment about how dehumanizing it can be to work in the public eye. Have we really sunk to this?
Young actresses in the 21st century forced to defend their love lives because their marital choices are politically incorrect? We're leaning backward in the regressive Age of Hope and Change.
Let's face it: Mowry's sin, in the view of her feckless detractors, is not merely that she married outside her race. It's also that she is so open about her love for a white man who -- gasp! -- works for reviled Fox News. Neither of them is political, but the mere association with Bad Things (Fox, conservatives, capitalism, the tea party, Christian activism, traditional values) is an invitation for unabashed hate.
The dirty open secret is that a certain category of public figures has been routinely mocked, savaged and reviled for being partners in interracial marriages or part of loving interracial families (for a refresher, see the video clip of MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and friends cackling at the holiday photo of Mitt Romney holding his black adopted grandson in his lap).
And the dirty double standard is that selectively compassionate journalists and pundits have routinely looked the other way -- or participate directly in heaping on the hate.
Have you forgotten? Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was excoriated by black liberals for being married to wife Virginia, who happens to be white. The critics weren't anonymous trolls on the Internet. They worked for major media outlets and institutions of higher learning. USA Today columnist Barbara Reynolds slammed Thomas and his wife for their colorblind union: "It may sound bigoted; well, this is a bigoted world and why can't black people be allowed a little Archie Bunker mentality? ... Here's a man who's going to decide crucial issues for the country and he has already said no to blacks; he has already said if he can't paint himself white he'll think white and marry a white woman."
Howard University's Afro-American Studies Chair Russell Adams accused Thomas of racism against all blacks for falling in love with someone outside his race. "His marrying a white woman is a sign of his rejection of the black community," Adams told The Washington Post. "Great justices have had community roots that served as a basis for understanding the Constitution. Clarence's lack of a sense of community makes his nomination troubling."
California state Senate Democrat Diane Watson taunted former University of California regent Ward Connerly after a public hearing, spitting: "He's married a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to be black."
Mowry is not alone. The Thomases and the Connerlys are not alone. Poisonous attempts to shame are an old, endless schoolyard game played by bullies who never grow up and can't stand other people's happiness or success.
Time doesn't lessen the vitriol or hostility. Take it from someone who knows. "Oriental Auntie-Tom," "yellow woman doing the white man's job," "white man's puppet," "Manila whore" and "Subic Bay bar girl" are just a few of the printable slurs I've amassed over the past quarter-century. You wouldn't believe how many Neanderthals still think they can break you by sneering "me love you long time" or "holla for a dolla." My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, productivity, sincerity, maiden name and integrity have all been ridiculed or questioned because I happen to be a minority conservative woman happily married to a white man and the mother of two interracial children who see Mom and Dad -- not Brown Mom and White Dad.
Mowry's got the right attitude. She wiped away her tears and told Oprah that haters wouldn't drag her down. Brava. Live, laugh, think and love without regrets. It's the best revenge and the most effective antidote to crab-in-the-bucket syndrome.
For the record, this is blacks attacking blacks for marrying outside the tribe. Why is the New York mayor getting a pass?
They make a good looking couple, don't they?
Because he is a liberal (or worse)? Thurgood Marshall was also married to a white. He didn't get attacked for that like Thomas did.
Where’s her sister?.................
She’s almost as pretty as Stacy Dash, another black actress with conservative view-points who is horribly attacked by the “tolerant” left.
What pisses off leftists even more is that Tamera is married to a Fox News reporter..if Adam Housley worked for CNN or MSNBC I dont think the same leftist kooks would have been so outraged, but they think that because she is married to a Fox News reporter that it automatically makes her a Republican so they trash her..she is a beautiful young woman, has a great husband and just recently had a baby, she has what leftists will never have, a happy family, they are miserable and she is happy that is what they hate most.
Isnt it ironic, all you hear from leftists is about “Marriage Equality” that people should have the right to love who they want, yet when it comes to a black woman marrying a white man they say the most disgusting things, just shows their hypocrisy
What a beautiful couple! Congratulations, Tamara and Adam. (I realize they’ll probably never see this, but just in case I want to congratulate them.)
I thought Thurgood Marshall’s second wife was a Filipina.
Why is Tamera going to the Obama-living Oprah to shed tears?
A beautiful couple.
And for the record Tamera or her sister have never had a guilty day in their lives!
We women of Filipino descent make great second wives (wink).
And they are both super smart, check out their bio, both went to Pepperdine and Tamera has a degree in Psychology
“Why is the New York mayor getting a pass?”
Because he is a lib. Selective outrage is selective that way.
Nice looking couple.
Nice. And not to equate, but since James Carville and Mary Matalin have their book out, they’ve been one a number of shows together. I liked Mary’s closing comment on one: “Love the man, hate his politics”!
“We women of Filipino descent make great second wives (wink).”
I’ll keep that in mind should I decide to take the plunge a second time.
I will definately keep that in mind...
Darn, you asked for rules, I posted her pic along with her husband. Now you want her sister’s pic. Lets see what I can find
If I remember correctly, they’re identical twins.
And here they are both together
Nice pics of Michelle Malkin
Double your pleasure, double your fun..............
And for some reason, Jewish men and conservative men love us. I heartily recommend to you American women of Filipino descent, we admire and respect the men we marry, and we love being married and thrive in family life. ( Of course, just my perspective—my husband led me to conservatism.)
The biggest purveyors of this racial hatred is the Black KKK and its White Guilt Liberal supporters. We need to start getting in the face of the Black KKK and their apologists.
I hear they make great first ones too.......do you have a sister who is single?
We are usually kind of quiet and unassuming ( except me, I’m tall and I’ve been told-—very vibrant), but we are loyal and devoted, and we love good men. You’ll most likely spot the Filipino women sharing their lunch in the break room; easy way to get acquainted, bring something to offer. You’ll be a hit. Good luck finding a love match.
Lucky lucky man :)
I should have been my husband’s first wife... but God rejoined us; that is our miracle. As for a sister who is single, sorry no. But take a night course in accounting, or get invited to parties where there are nurse, there will be many for you to chose. Filipino women like men of high values and standards; we have this thing for looking up to our husbands.
Because he and his wife are both COMMUNISTS.
Thank you for the advice.........I am happy for you and your husband.
May God be with you in your search.
This girl is a twin and I think she is the one who has a baby. an absolutely beautiful, totally adorable kid.
See post# 23
Thanks....yes. my daughter often shows me pics of people’s babies, but when I saw this baby I was truly charmed!
Adam Housely will be on the Factor next and talk about what his wife went through with the racists of the left
I love her in Sister Sister
MAN I didn’t know that her husband was same Adam Housley from Fox news COOL
Prove to me that love is blind
I am generation X I see a lot of inracial in SO CAL community I live in
These are hater from 1970s and 80s who hate Whitey or African American marry outside of their race calling them Uncle Tom
Times are changing
Look all the celebrities Sport athletics who are inracial
Adam Housley joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2001 and currently serves as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.
Most recently, Housley reported live on the shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and the aftermath of the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 live from the San Francisco Airport (SFO). In April 2013, he secured an exclusive interview with a Special Operations whistle-blower who felt the government betrayed the four men who died in the Benghazi attacks on September 11th. Previously, he covered the 2012 wildfires in Waldo Canyon, Colorado, the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and reported in both English and Spanish during the Chilean Miners rescue in 2010. While at FNC, he has covered several hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita.
and they have a little boy named Cree
What about Robin Roberts? A week or 2 ago she was all the rage.
SHE IS A FOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! probably his only realistic decision in his life!
Robin Roberts “was all the rage”? I hadn’t heard.
She’s gay, right?
My nephew married a Lao. They met in the 6th grade.
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