Cheerleaders dating black players


Washington Redskins player Albert Haynesworth has been indicted on one charge of sexual abuse after a Feb.13 incident at the W Hotel, in which he allegedly fondled a cocktail waitress’ breast.



He wrote last year that one big problem when talking about black men dating white women is the “kind of collectivist approach toward something as individual and private as marriage.” He continues: I’m a black dude hooked up with a black woman–but I don’t sleep with ‘black people.’ ‘Black people’ don’t pay half of my rent.‘Black people’ didn’t take my son to tennis lessons this week.‘Black people’ didn’t support me while I was trying to make it a writer.An individual, with her own specific hopes, dreams and problems, did those things. But the qualities that allowed her to do those things–compassion, commitment, vision–are not ‘black’ qualities. But we often take this abstract, hazy view of an institution that, like anything else worthwhile, is mostly about dirt, work and tedium.

Relationships are not (anymore, at least) a collectivist act.

They really come down to two individuals doing business in ways that we will never be privy to.