Reply to "Wanted: A Good Black Woman"

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Originally posted by Rowe:
I'm referring to a mindset that isn't informed about or appreciative of diverse cultures. Saxon mentioned that prefers a woman who doesn't subscribe to multiculturalism, yet the women that he prefers all belong to culturally- and linguistically-diverse groups. I thought I was clear.


If I say I want an African American woman ... then I might be referring in the abstract ... to any one of millions of women... a group in which there is a great deal of variety culturally, geographically, and otherwise.

But if I take any single one of those women in particular ... then that woman is not necessarily herself appreciative of diverse cultures. She may even strongly identify with a very particular sub-culture.

Just because there is variety in a group does not mean that every one of its members are multicultural polyglots. Nor does it mean that there are no commonalities among the members of the group as a whole that are worth appreciating on the whole.

I'm appreciative and informed about diverse cultures. That doesn't mean I want to date any woman from any one of them. Nor does it mean I have no appreciation (even a preference) for my own.
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