#MathewKnowles SPARKS controversy in new book on COLORISM! Says he thought his ex-wife Tina was WHITE! [details]


Beyoncé’s FORMER manager and father, Matthew Knowles is no STRANGER to controversy.  Knowles is TRENDING on social media right now for his VIEWS and thoughts about COLORISM in America.  Knowles has penned a book, ‘Racism: From The Eyes Of a Child’.

Knowles discusses his experience with colorism at a prominent HBCU and his admitted eroticized rage leading him to date ex-wife, Tina Knowles-Lawson. The music executive also shares his thoughts on how colorism affects aspiring artists when looking for mainstream acceptance.

How have you and your family experienced colorism?
When I was growing up my mother used to say, “Don’t ever bring no nappy-head Black girl to my house.” In the deep South in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, the shade of your BLACKNESS was considered important. So I, unfortunately, grew up hearing that message.

I have a chapter in the book that talks about eroticized rage. I talk about going to therapy and sharing – one day I had a breakthrough – that I used to date mainly White women or very high-complexion Black women that looked White. I actually thought when I met Tina, my former wife, that she was white. Later I found out that she wasn’t, and she was actually very much in-tune with her Blackness.

I had been conditioned from childhood. Within eroticized rage, there was actual rage in me as a Black man, and I saw the White female as a way, subconsciously, of getting even or getting back. There are a lot of Black men of my era that are not aware of this thing.

The Ebony EXCLUSIVE delves DEEPER into Mr. Knowles thoughts and thoughts of the time.  You can read the ENTIRE article HERE, and it is WORTH a READ.  With COLORISM in the industry still being a HOT TOPIC subject these days, you will be SURPRISED to discover the ORIGIN of such ideology and why we feel the way we feel today.  Knowles gives a KEEN perspective on this from his vantage point.

Social media is weighing in on Knowles’ thoughts:








I think Knowles brings up some VALID points, and I am DEFINITELY on board to read this book….

We will REVISIT this topic in the next coming days…


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