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R&B/Soul Singer Jill Scott stars in the new Tyler Perry film 'Why Did I Get Married Too?'. (Getty Images)

To Jill Scott's Views On Interracial Dating: Whatever

by Monique Fields
Apr 1, 2010

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Singer and actress Jill Scott has decided everyone on the planet needs to know how she views interracial relationships, especially those between black men and white women.

In a word, such couplings make her spirit "wince."

I wonder why Scott is hating on interracial love. Is she an expert on race? No.

Has she uttered such opinions before? Not that I can find.

It seems the only reason she wrote an essay for the April issue of Essence magazine, is that her opinion supports readers' notions that NFL player Reggie Bush should not have been on the magazine's cover in February. Black women scoffed at Bush, who is otherwise a fine black male, because he dated socialite/reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is not black.

Let's be real. Anyone who gets upset about a decision that was not hers to make may have some self-esteem issues. If a black man dates or marries a white woman, no one should feel bad about it.

It is enough to make me take a cue from Scott and sing in my best bohemian voice, "whatever, whatever, whatever."

Writer Monique Fields authors a blog on raising her biracial daughters at Honeysmoke.com.

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