Indecent Proposal: At What Price Do You Sell-Out?

One of the biggest arguments that I’ve ever had with any boyfriend occurred after watching the movie, “Indecent Proposal,” in which a wealthy man offers one million dollars to buy another’s man’s wife for one night.  My boyfriend was angry because I said that I would take the deal (don’t judge me).  All I could think about were the short-term benefits of what a million dollars would have in my life (including getting couples therapy to help us heal post-tryst). He told me that I didn’t know my worth or the worth of my relationship.

I still believe that most people have a price: most of us would do something that we say we would never do if the benefit was great enough.  What I’ve been troubled by is how many of us Black folks, have placed such a low price on…

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