Rickey Smiley and Headkrack got deep into a conversation about colorism, and the way political and social activism around the topic tends to be applied in misguided ways to private, personal situations, like people’s dating lives. Rickey Smiley notes that often, when we see black entertainers dating non-black people, we immediately count it as a strike against them, or even go so far as to withdraw support from them altogether.

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