Conversely, it does no good to equate Williams’ relationship with Kelly to other high-profile interracial relationships — like Serena Williams and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian.
Black women in America are disproportionately judged for interracial relationships, and here we are, faced with hordes of men attempting to “justify” Serena’s relationship while conveniently overlooking the long history of disrespect toward black women in America.
Williams was in a 13-year relationship with Drake-Lee, a black woman, and he’d recently been awarded the Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards.
13 real years, not five years, not seven years — 13 years.
And all of a sudden motherfuckers are writing think pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship, like the most painful experience I’ve had in my life like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart, that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute.” Pardon this motherfucker, but the inclusion of your personal life in a project by JAY-Z is pretty much inviting public scrutiny on yourself.
actor Jesse Williams, who finally confirmed rumors that he is dating actress Minka Kelly.
Williams, who is in the midst of a divorce and custody dispute with Aryn Drake-Lee after a five-year marriage, is also an avid activist who regularly speaks about social justice issues as they pertain to the black community.
Williams first began to feel the heat when his divorce was made public.
It’s not hard to understand why — even if the reaction was overblown.
We are programmed to believe that someone is attractive because they told you that blue eyes are hot. I aim to do what I can with what I have.”Williams is a man who recently ended a 13-year relationship with a woman, and he’s currently dating — not even married to — another woman.
If your first instinct is to wield that as a weapon against Williams rather than attempt to understand his humanity, take a look at who hurt you.
He is not a man who’s publicly denigrated black women the way black celebrities like Kodak Black have.
He’s a man who’s been on the ground in Ferguson and Flint.
Williams’ divorce from Drake-Lee has nothing to do with how he perceives black women.