Robin Thicke loves himself a strong black woman. In a recent interview with Essence magazine, Thicke talked about the passion and love he has for his wife Paula Patton, how their relationship shaped his new album “Love After War,” and why black women shouldn’t give up on black men.
Check out the excerpt below:
The media often tells Black women that they’re better off dating White guys. What’s your response to that?
I think that’s ridiculous. There are so many good Black men out there that are hardworking, decent, and handsome, you know? To start that rumor is as bad as starting any other negative rumor. There are great Black men out there. There are only a few good White men — trust me. (Laughs) Good luck finding a good White man who understands your journey. I only have three White friends. I’ve got 20 Black male friends, who are all good men who take good care of their wives, and good care of their children. I know amazing Black men. Maybe the women have to take better care of their men. Maybe you’re being too stubborn. Maybe you’re not saying you’re sorry. You have to take good care of him, too. You have to give love to get love.
Thicke made a few interesting points in his response to the question. The one that stuck out the most was the way black women treat their men. There are so many challenges that black women face in the dating world today; the lack of “good black men,” homosexuality, interracial dating, and men on the down low just to name a few.
So in this journey, are black women forgetting how to treat their man? Are we so wrapped up in finding a man who caters to our every need, that we aren’t thinking about what we need to give in order to receive?
Speak on it ladies, should we reevaluate ourselves and our actions before giving up on black men all together?