What kind of Black man can I be?

“When’s the last time you read a book, saw a movie, heard a love song, passed a billboard, saw a commercial on television, seen any image anywhere where the hot, sexy, funny, cuddly, warm, romantic, all American object of anyone’s affection was someone like me?

If you see me in the media, I’ll be the black man, but I won’t be a black man dreaming of being a spirit leader or a rocket scientist, or a black man dreaming of having one true buddy and feeling special, the kind of special that makes you feel worthy of romance and love, the kind we all dream about, as seen on TV and in the movies.

Our roles are always played by the Julia Robertses of the world, even if they don’t fit the part.”   —from Walt Loves the Bearcat