Jill Scott Gives CNN Her Views On Interracial Relationships (Video)

Grammy Award winner Jill Scott talks with CNN’s Tony Harris about Why Did I Get Married Too and interracial dating.

“Sometimes I feel that we – black women – are really left alone. So there’s this kind of quiet pain – it’s quiet, but it’s there. I don’t feel that way when I’m in London, I don’t feel that way when I’m in Paris, I don’t feel that way in Holland; it’s just this history of this United States hasn’t necessarily been brushed away – and it’s can’t be. We have to deal with it,” she says.

“Face it. We have to talk about things, we have to discuss things, we should have heated debates… This article is an effort to spark heat debate so that we can heal and more forward. So that we can look at ourselves and pay attention to ourselves. It’s important.”

“I have no issue or problem with interracial love. I’m all for love, love is the most wonderful thing ever created. I don’t want people to get confused by this, I just wanted to discuss what that little pinch is, where that quiet little ‘ouch’, where that comes from.”

Read Jill Scott’s Interracial Dating article on ESSENCE.com HERE

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