It would be completely disingenuous to suggest that there’s no correlation between who a man (or woman) happens to date and/or marry and how others perceive him. As much as many of us support President Obama for his intellect, his energy, and his spirit, the fact that we think his wife is equally (if not more) awesome definitely hasn’t hurt him. The same dynamic takes place whenever one of those slideshows featuring popular athletes and entertainers and their mates makes its way around the internet, as the guys who (gasp!) have Black wives always get a small boost with their “Black” stock
And, if I had a dollar for every time I heard that Robin Thicke or Robert DeNiro or Bill Maher were granted honorary “Black Passes” for being seen with women of color, I’d, well, I’d just have a lot of dollars.
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