Black Women Remain Unbothered by Black Athletes



Recently, Black Twitter was appalled by Los Angeles Clippers, power forward, Patrick Patterson's comment referring to Black women as “bulldogs” on Instagram. This all began when he made an Instagram post, celebrating him and his wife's wedding anniversary. Patterson’s  anniversary post quickly stirred the pot, causing Black twitter to give him the side-eye when a fan, according to “The Source”, commenting underneath the post suggesting that Patrick wouldn’t have a chance with his white wife if he wasn’t in the NBA. 

Patterson responded to the fans comment writing, “So I should settle for a bulldog and act like I’m happy with my life and preach ‘keep it in your race’ to the world as if Dr. King didn’t fight/die for equality, acceptance, all cultures loving one another, and no hate? “No thanks,” Following the first comment the star athlete wrote. “That maybe your life but I don’t want that for mine or my family. Color doesn’t matter. Wake up.”

While many were outraged by Patterson, many Black women remain unbothered by his insane remarks. Sports journalist, Taylor Rooks, took to Twitter to share her thoughts on his absurd response, “Pigs will fly before Patrick Patterson’s comments have me upset. Didn’t want to dignify it with a tweet but feel it’s very important to say the majority of black women are unbothered because that type of person is not for us, Not the other way around. We’re great. Sending love,” Rooks wrote. 

Usually, we are outraged when Black athletes make remarks of this kind, but we’ve gotten accustomed to their supposed preference. Black women should remain unbothered by ignorant remarks of this kind, why desire a man who would never love, support, and be proud of who you are. I’ve always found it disappointing that Black athletes and even just regular everyday Black men felt it was okay to even think to speak negatively about black women. I mean, isn’t your mother, grandmother, and aunts Black? I guess it was okay for him to refer to his mother as a “Bulldog”. I am a believer that everyone has the right to love whom they want in this lifetime, but I also think that Black athletes, in particular, choose the white woman over us because they want someone who will stroke their ego and is 100% submissive. 

They fear being with a strong-minded woman who will demand respect, while also loving them, caring for them but keeping her heels and standards high. As Black women we should remain unbothered and ignore the Black men who don’t appreciate us, let’s give attention to the ones who do. Besides, those aren’t the men we are checking for anyways, they wish we were on the low though.