So did anyone get to watch “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” last night? I was able to watch it, and though I didn’t get much of the first hour’s dialogue (thank to my adorable screaming niece), it didn’t take much to follow the story.
I am glad the story had a happy ending, and that Kobe ended up with his mother, where he belonged. It is always disappointing to see men who do not take care of their own. Its, just, unacceptable. No matter what race, color, creed or age he is. As Lauryn Hill so aptly put it, “quick to shoot the semen, stop acting like boys and be men. How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within??” And the same goes for any person (male or female) who is 1/2 responsible for bringing a child into the world.[
The movie does help to bring to light that Asian men/black women relationships do indeed exist, although it was a relationship that had gone sour. A true story is a true story indeed, but I cringe that it is yet another negative portrayal of an Asian man, especially during such an incredibly sensitive time for Asians who are trying to break into the market. Call me crazy (as I’ve been called that before). Because this is a true story, I won’t say too much about it. I think, to ease my mind, I will focus on the beauty of this story, which is that young Kobe ended up with mother. Nothing is stronger than a mother’s love and determination. Yes, I’ll focus on that. 🙂