I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident - that is very sexy - but at the same time, he's very kind to people.
When engaging the topic of interracial dating, we must recognize that no ethnicity is monolithic.
Therefore, we are called to get to know individuals and avoid jumping to conclusions based on the color of one’s skin.
This isn’t because Bow and I are racists, in fact, the episode does an amazing job of pointing out that Bow’s issue is an internal issue that stems from her own conflicting feelings and uncertainty around her blackness.
Yet, If you’re not familiar with colorism in the black community or tropes like the tragic mulatto, you might not understand how deeply these factors actually affect black women.
Bow lays the groundwork in a brief history lesson—mixed people were given preferential treatment in our white-privileged society, leading to a disconnect between dark and lightskinned blacks until the civil rights movement, but uncertainty still exists today.