Skip to comments.Tamera Mowry is not alone
Posted on 01/16/2014 8:33:39 AM PST by Academiadotorg
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 mans 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. Ive grown so used to it that I often forget how hurtful it can be. Mowrys candor was moving and admirable. Its 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? Were leaning backward in the regressive Age of Hope and Change.
Lets face it: Mowrys sin, in the view of her feckless detractors, is not merely that she married outside her race. Its 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 werent 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 cant black people be allowed a little Archie Bunker mentality? Heres a man whos going to decide crucial issues for the country and he has already said no to blacks; he has already said if he cant paint himself white hell think white and marry a white woman.
Howard Universitys 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. Clarences 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: Hes married a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesnt 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 cant stand other peoples happiness or success.
Time doesnt lessen the vitriol or hostility. Take it from someone who knows. Oriental Auntie-Tom, yellow woman doing the white mans job, white mans puppet, Manila whore and Subic Bay bar girl are just a few of the printable slurs Ive amassed over the past quarter-century. You wouldnt 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.
Mowrys got the right attitude. She wiped away her tears and told Oprah that haters wouldnt drag her down. Brava. Live, laugh, think and love without regrets. Its the best revenge and the most effective antidote to crab-in-the-bucket syndrome.
libs just gotta hate that reverse racism coming from their own.
if you’re not on the dim/lib plantation you just ain’t legit.
The hatred is aimed at CONSERVATIVE interracial unions. Bill DeBlasio is married to a black woman; you won’t hear a peep of criticism there!
It is shocking that racial ugliness persists. You would think it were mostly the First Families of Virginia and white rednecks carrying it forward, but no. It is liberal-brainwashed blacks and “educated” white northern elitists.
Years ago Karl Malone made friends with a young white kid, a cancer patient I believe. He got him good seats, etc., and was slammed by the libs because it wasn’t a black child. These people are sickening.
There is a special kind of extra virulent hatred that communists have for those they see as traitors.
Michelle Malkin is a treasure! And three cheers for Mowry, only she should stay away from that race bater, Oprah Winfrey! She’s too good to let that woman use her.
Liberals only really approve of these relationships if the woman is white and the man is black. See literally ALL television advertising for examples. They will tolerate something like the De Blasio family, mainly because his wife is not young or attractive, and they are extreme leftists. Liberals love to fantasize about “sticking it to the man” by “taking his women”. Seriously, they are deranged.
Funny how the left has been screaming about how everyone should have the right to marry whomever they want, yet attacks anyone who marries outside their race as a “traitor” or whatnot...
But... but... de Blasio’s wife is a lesbian! And she was born that way! She can’t change what she is!
Well, she not only married a man, but the two of them have kids so she had sex with him as well. Sorry for going off-topic.
No worries. When confronting the contradictory weirdness of the Left, it’s tough to stay on topic; the topic simply becomes their contradictory weirdness.
I’m surprised this young woman found sympathy with Orca.
Winfrey is as racist as they come.
Adam Housley married a beautiful woman. Michelle Malkin is a beautiful woman. Good grief.