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Good People – Bad Choices

Join in the Fray: Do “good” people really make “bad” choices? 

Copyright © 2012 Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, All rights reserved.

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November 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM Leave a comment

When Worlds Collide

“You heard them  . . . didn’t you?”

“Yes, I heard them.”

“They won’t have it. The world won’t come to an end; it can’t possibly collide with another world because—well, for one thing, it has never done such a thing before, and for another, they won’t have it. Not when you dwell upon the details. They won’t have it.”

 ~From When Worlds Collide by Phillip Wylie & Edwin Balmer

In a story I won’t dwell on or give space to, enemies  of the notion of Black women dating interracially recently made sure we “heard them” via a pseudo article that was simply a thinly veiled attempt to bash Christelyn Karazin, blogger extraordinaire and co-author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed. Just as the rogue planets in Wylie and Balmer’s 1933 classic were on a collision course with planet Earth, so the various rogues, trolls, and internet nomads roaming the web are doing everything in their power to detract from, obstruct, and even stamp out the “choose character over color” message of Karazin and other interracial relationship advocates.

No, “They won’t have it,” yet the message that Black women have options is getting through nonetheless through such notable women as:

 These and many other pro-interracial dating and marriage bloggers inhabit the other world, the world that is proudly marching on despite the repeated rumblings and threats posed by the wannabe colliders. This world – this brave, new world, if you please – will continue: Stalwart and unflinching; poised and ready to speak out concerning the gas lighting practices designed to keep Black women in a perpetual state of confusion and dismay, and to speak up regarding alternative choices and options Black women can take to attain the happiness and fulfillment they so richly deserve.

The main characters in When Worlds Collide managed to build a spaceship and escape the pending disaster. They left their doomed world and found a place of habitation on another planet. Thanks to the messages of hope and inspiration proclaimed by interracial dating and marriage advocates – and the living, breathing, successful examples that many of them demonstrate – Black women are embracing the fact that they have the opportunity to expand their options, make relationship choices that serve their personal best interests, and achieve their fullest potential. And that, my friend, is my world.      

 

Join in the Fray:

Which of the two worlds are you living in? Is anything “colliding” in your world?

 

Copyright © 2012 Michelle Matthews Calloway, All rights reserved.

 

 

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