By Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses
Tia and Tamera Mowry have been on television since they were little. Most people remember them as the adorable twins from “Sister, Sister”. Now they are grown women with husbands and each of them has a son.
After appearing on an episode of “Where are they now” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Newtwork, what most people were talking about was the moment when the two women shed a tear as Tamera, who is married to a “White” man, recounted the pain she felt because she was antagonized for not marrying “within the race”. When I heard about this, this is what I said on a Facebook post:
“So apparently Tia & Tamera shed a tear on Oprah’ s “Where are they now”. The reason: People call Tamera “a white man’s wh-0-re” because her husband is white and Tia is called a “real woman” because her husband is Black.
1. I know that Americans still subscribe to the “one drop rule” but guess what? Tia and Tamera are NOT Black!!! They are both Black and White-Mom is Black, Dad is White.
2. The people calling Tamera a “wh-0-re” are obviously jerks and I am not condoning their behavior but let’s not forget this country’s History. Black people were oppressed (and still are, systematically) by white people so seeing a “Black” woman (oppressed) with a white man (oppressor) causes some people pain and they lash out.
I feel Tamera’s pain, to a degree and I wish she did not have to endure that but I also understand (not agree with-understand) the feelings of those who take issue with her marriage.
Personally, I feel like Tamera is taking something personally that is not about her. She just happens to give something that already existed a face.
I have no problem with interracial marriages and relationships but I also know that I can’t expect everyone to be like me. #ItsComplicated”
What are your thought? Is Tamera taking this too personally or not?