On that night, 17-odd years ago, did Nate have his date’s consent? Yet by his own admission he did not have verbal affirmation; and even if she never said “no,” silence certainly does not equal “yes.” Although it’s often difficult to read and understand body language, the fact that some individuals interpret the absence of a “no” as a “yes” is problematic at least, criminal at worst. As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future.
We teach them about stranger-danger and making good choices.
But recently I’ve become aware that we must speak to our children about boundaries between the sexes.
, Union explains why it's taken her so long to refute the rumors that she was a homewrecker.
"I think people mistook me taking the high road as an admission of guilt.
Adding: 'I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career.