My Blackness is not going anywhere and I also can’t alter individuals’s dislike for my skin.
by Tynesha M. McCullers
Summer time is formally in complete swing. The thought of having someone to kick it with permeates my mind on a daily basis with temperatures on the rise and Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” in heavy rotation.
As someone who’s been from the dating scene for more than a 12 months now, we looked to online dating sites for support to locate a summer time boo. Whenever swiping through pages and reading bios on Tinder, we quickly knew that finding somebody would definitely be hard . Perhaps maybe maybe Not because i did son’t find people appealing or because there were a lot of to select from. Nope. It absolutely was what I kept seeing on people’s profiles and reading within their communications in my experience: anti-Blackness.
Being a dark-skinned Black girl, i will be fighting overt and anti-Blackness that is covert prospective lovers, because my Blackness is not going anywhere and I also can’t change people’s dislike for my skin.
The objective of Tinder, I’ve discovered, is debatable according to whom you ask. Some have actually stated that it’s a dating app although some argue it’s just for setting up. I downloaded Tinder comprehending that We wasn’t really thinking about stepping into a critical committed relationship or a easy hookup. (más…)