Why is a white woman pregnant?
I’m not a racist.
I’m just worried that people are looking at the black pregnancy image and thinking it’s an example of white privilege.
There’s an assumption that white women can’t be pregnant because they’re black, and it’s also an assumption in this country that if a white person is pregnant, they’re doing it for their own good, and that’s just not true.
I know black women who are pregnant, and the people who care about them and who are supporting them are incredibly supportive.
They’re all like, “You can’t have that,” or “You’re just not in the picture,” and it doesn’t seem like that’s the case.
And so I’m a bit surprised when people start looking at this and assuming that there’s something wrong with it.
If I had to guess, I’d say that’s something that’s more of an internet thing, because I can’t say that black women are pregnant because of a social media thing, but I can say that the black community is seeing a lot of white women and seeing a few white women with babies and thinking, “Oh, that’s not the picture.”
That’s what I feel is happening with this.
I don’t know how they’re able to go to a hospital and say, “Yeah, I’ve been pregnant for like a year, and I’ve had this conversation with my husband, and he’s just really supportive.”
So I think it’s just an internet-based thing.
When I was pregnant, it was really different.
I didn’t have to worry about the media being negative.
But it’s like, when you have a black woman with a baby, and you’re pregnant and you think you’re the only one that’s having babies, you think it would be easier to look at her and say that you’re OK, because you’re black and that you’ve been through this stuff, and not think, “Well, I’m probably not in that situation, and there’s no one to blame for that.”
And that’s what’s really scary.