Actress Issa Rae drew backlash Monday for three-year-old comments she made about why educated black women should exclusively date and marry Asian men.
Rae, 33, expressed the sentiment in an excerpt from her memoir The Misadventures of Awkward Black. And I'm not talking about Filipino's, they're like the Blacks of Asians.
I'm talking Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, et cetera.
Added Rae, "So black women, after college, maybe it's a good idea to settle in Los Angeles or anywhere else where Koreatown is a hotspot. Rae questioned why women wouldn't want to "marry and reproduce with men who are classified as intelligent and hard workers.
mwn Social media users became outraged for the first time Monday. The criticism resulted in some people calling for a boycott against the Golden Globe nominee via Twitterwhile others stood by the actress.
Rae has discussed black women in the dating world before, and was asked about that particular excerpt by The Nightly Show 's Larry Wilmore in She shared her own dating experiences as a black woman who graduated from Stanford University with a degree in African and African-American studies. Rae debated whether to attend business school or law school before rising to prominence on HBO's Insecure.
Racial Bias Against Dating Black Women And Asian Men Is Very Real
Go to Match. Rae continued, "This is speaking from my own college experience: My girlfriends and I would find that the pool of guys was so limited.
They knew that they were a catch. They knew that they were educated.
They weren't in jail, [and] they didn't have kids. So they were like: That made it unappealing. It felt isolated.