- You are beautiful for a black woman
I mean excuse me? Did I hear you correctly? I don’t understand how people that pronounce those words feel when they do. Please leave this mentality in 2018. Kindly
2. « These type of women are savage »
I mean what are you basing yourself on to say this? That’s even beside the point. No woman, regardless of her origins or skin complexion would be interest in you if you base yourself on what she looks like to say that she’s « savage »
3. « Is this your real hair?»
Please mind your business. Is it even your business? If you want to learn more about someone’s culture then that’s definitely not the right question. Try something like « why do you have protective hairstyles on? We’ll be happy to explain why, plus you won’t sound condescending.
Also, I’m sorry to pop you bubble, but under wigs, braids, extensions … there her actual hair!
4. « Can I touch?»
Once again, I would never ask you that! So please don’t. It’s weird, it’s not okay and most of all at least let me answer before you pop you hand in my ‘fro. I would also like to add that it’s actually considered as a micro aggression so think twice before raising your hand near an afro!
5. « My lion, my tigress »
These words make me feel uncomfortable because it’s extremely sexualizing. You are basing yourself upon wrong interpretation of « African sexuality », just stop animalizing African women and hyper sexualizing our bodies.
*Drops mic* .