1. Because I’m not talented enough to play pro-sports or secure a lucrative record deal. JK!
Naw, but in reality, I was groomed from a young age by the Black women who raised me to be seek, court, and marry a Black woman. So at like the age of 7 I knew that when I was ready to marry it would have to be a Black woman. My great aunt used to tell me; “boy we didn’t raise you, feed you, and educate you so you could marry some White woman.” LOL! Not that I needed all of convincing and prodding, but I guess they wanted to make sure. There are many other reasons as well, why I married a Black woman, and the particular Black woman that I married (it ain’t like that was my only criteria, that she be Black); but it did have a lot to do with my acculturation and my life’s aspirations.
2. I’m am regretful for their (Clarke/Douglass) contributions to our struggle and our collective enlightenment.
3. No, I don’t think Dr. Clarke or Douglass were traitors because I’m not a fucking idiot.
4. I don’t think sleeping with non-Black folks or even marrying a non-Black spouse automatically makes you a traitor; any more than having a beautiful Black spouse automatically means you are down for your people (just ask the Obamas). History has demonstrated that Blacks married to non-Black spouses can make positive contributions to the just aspirations of our people. Just look at Diop, Fanon, and, again Douglas.
Dr. Bobby E. Wright did articulate that having a Black spouse should be a mandate for anyone who seeks to lead a Pan-African or Black Revolutionary organization or nation; but Kwame Nkrumah would have been ineligible for leadership if we held hard and fast to that policy; so we still need to exercise some flexibility there.
I’m sorry I couldn’t give your the hard, fast, absolutist position, but that would require me to put Ideology over Evidence and Rationality, and I don’t generally do that.