Sen. McCain's son marries black
Yap you heard me!!
The U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and his wife Cindy had an addition to their family when their son Jack McCain married Renee Swift in a wedding ceremony held at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral on Saturday night. Jack, 27, met his wife Swift, 29, in Guam where he serves as a lieutenant in the Navy and a helicopter pilot. Swift is a captain in the USAF reserve.
Christelyn Karazin of Beyond Black & White hailed the couple for finding "a love deep enough to commit their lives to each other… despite the politics of racism" which has been a target of the McCain family for years – especially when they adopted their darker skinned daughter Bridget from Bangladesh and racists used this adoption to disgrace his presidential bid back in 2008. And for her, she sees this interracial high-profile marriage as a great thing for black women. In her article she says:
Your perfect partner could be online right now...
What are you looking for?
Black women are OFFICIALLY on the radar for viable mates, worthy of marriage, provision and protection, by men other than black… Mark my words, friends. The next half-decade to come is going to look VERY, VERY different for black women, and I mean that is a good way. Our stock is rising in the circles of the rich, powerful, and influential–too bad it had to rise outside of the black community, who basically tells many of us that we’re ugly and worthless.
Funny thing is one woman had trouble with Christelyn's reference of black women as "viable mates" saying:
… Black women have ALWAYS been viable mates and we don't need white men or men of any other race to validate that. Although I am open to dating interracially myself, I just feel sometimes like interracial blogs make it seem as if dating non-black men somehow proves or validates that black women are attractive. That is never said outright but statements such as the ones made above about us now being "officially" perceived as worthy mates makes it seem that way…
Do you agree with the above sentiments? Do you feel it's wrong to hail Black women who are marrying well or interracially for that matter? Your thoughts?
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