|Anonymous asked a question|
Hi, Its seems to me that there is recurring portrayal of black men in your novels being very negative to the growth and confidence of black women, your descriptions of them are in a sense a caricature of what the media is depicting black men as being right this very minute and honestly it is not helpful and is quite damaging. I enjoy your books but I found this slightly disturbing is this how you see them? Why is that it takes a white man to liberate these women? Please don’t think I am rude it’s just in the society in which we live in and the way black boys and men are being persecuted and are ALL treated like criminal, don’t you think we should be protective of them? I am not black so maybe I am being ignorant but I just wanted your thoughts on the matter.
Not to mince words, I found what your wrote to be offensive—not in the fact that you were frank with your question but that you’ve formed a negative opinion of the black men in my stories and then prescribed your thoughts to me as if I share them.