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Black America’s 10 Most Favorite White Women Ever

Teena Marie at the 17th Annual Trumpet Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Jan. 25, 2009, in Atlanta (Rick Diamond/Getty Images

 

Alyson Stoner — and her tasteful Missy tribute after the Superbowl brought the Virginia native back into the spotlight — gives me hope for America. Because along with being everyone’s favorite random dancing White girl in early aughts rap videos, I appreciate it when someone has a genuine appreciation for something that we hold dear. It makes me feel good because someone who doesn’t necessarily have to know something about or love my culture does…voluntarily. Typically, in our schools and workplaces, minorities have to dance around cultural references and touchstones we know nothing about. EVERY DAY

So, thinking of Stoner, I thought it would be interesting if I compiled a list of Black America’s favorite White women. Not the favorite White women of retired Black athletes, but women who we love for being genuine a part of the culture…and I found it was a much more difficult question to answer than I initially thought.

An informal text message poll yielded a wide range of results from: “Wow, that’s a tough one I’ll get back to you” (They never did) to “ I’d have to think long and hard about that one” to, and I quote: “I don’t really like White women as people.” (This person also likes Big Sean, so I took that with a grain of salt.)

But, many of us do actually like White women as people, and this list of White women people we like includes…

10. The aforementioned and explained Alyson Stoner (and her Adidas tracksuit)

9. JoJo

Do ya’ll remember Black Pink? Shoulder shimmy, left over TLC beat Pink? As soon as she could escape LA Reid’s clutches she became her true self. Nothing against Pink, but Jojo ain’t never lied. She grew up right outside of Boston (The Mecca of hood White people), and sang R&B as child. Her well documented label situation has held her back over the years, but during her brief period of teenage success she stayed true and had a Bow Wow feature (a prerequisite for the Early 00’s). This is who Miley and Bieber should have taken notes from. Her “Marvin’s Room Remix is also fire.

8. Detective Olivia Benson – Law and Order: SVU

For 16 years, Detective Benson has solved the grittiest crimes on the streets of New York, and lot of those special victims and their families were brown folks. More importantly, her never ending pursuit of justice has kept us entertained us for countless hours. Benson held it down even after Stabler’s departure. When there’s nothing on TV, SVU is always on somewhere. (TNT)

7. Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is bad. She’s also cool. Cool enough to make this list even after “Hollaback Girl.”

6. Elizabeth Taylor

Liz was one of the few celebrities to hold down Michael Jackson after his child molestation charges, she championed liberal causes (including HIV/AIDS during the 80s when it wasn’t trendy yet), and most importantly, White Diamonds has been chilling on your grandmother’s perfume shelf for 55 years. This is almost enough to forgive her for Cleopatra. 

5. Ellen DeGeneres

First and foremost, everybody loves Ellen. Ellen stays true to herself, which is one of the qualities Black people appreciate the most in anyone. Also, she dances. While we only deem her dancing serviceable, it’s solid for a 50-something year old White woman.

4. Marilyn Monroe

The definition of curvy has morphed a lot through the years but Miss Monroe’s figure obviously did not conform to the rail thin standard of beauty. In 1955, she helped book Ella Fitzgerald at the Mocambo club in Hollywood, personally making a call to the club’s owner. She also was sleeping with JFK, which people appreciate in a way I do not totally understand.

3. Mellie from Scandal

We all want Mellie to win on the low. While fictional Hilary has done her dirt, we can appreciate her struggle. And her blue work dress game is unparalleled.

2. Eleanor Roosevelt

The original ‘modern’ first lady, who actually genuinely cared for the struggle. (Cough, Hilary) In addition to starting her school for girls, Eleanor struck up a friendship with Mary McCloud Bethune, appointing her Director of the Negro Affairs or the National Youth Administration. She also arranged for Marian Anderson to perform at the Lincoln Memorial after the famed gospel singer was denied from appearing at Constitution hall in 1939. Oh, and she held down her man through Polio. Once again, we appreciate holding it down.

1. Teena Marie

Teena has been Black america’s favorite White woman for the past 30 years. Basically, if you don’t like Teena Marie we don’t like you!

Brandon Harrison

Brandon lives in LA and has Hollywood stories that rival those of Rick James. He prides himself on staying righteous and knowing more about basketball than you.

  • Aly

    VSB’s favorite white women: IcePrincess and LMNOP

    • Lmnop is white? #themoreyouknow

      • LMNOP

        It’s hard to tell from my avi, but yes I am.

        • *adjusts fantasy accordingly*

        • Rachmo

          I missed that too

          • I’m not surprised. I think she mentioned it like once and only in passing.

            • Rachmo

              It’s just that bubble looked tan from afar.

            • LMNOP

              I’m sure I’ve mentioned it a few times, but I guess I should say it more lol.

              I’m white. All day. And twice on Tuesdays.

              Yall got me blushing here, being the center of attention, and you know, what with being white and all, I’m already kind of pink cheeked.

              • Val

                Yep, you’ve mention being White many times. I’m surprised so many people missed that. But, some people were thinking Freebird was a woman, so. Lol

                • MsSula

                  I was like… I don’t even read the comments that regularly anymore but I caught that LMNOP is White. Lol.

                • BreezyX2

                  I thought Todd was white for almost 2 years.

                  • I remember that era. I still don’t know why people thought I was White, but whatevs.

                    • Lea Thrace

                      It’s the conundrum of Black + Libertarian + BDSM connoisseur. Makes your head go all splodey when trying to figure it out how to make such a person a reality. LOL!

                    • I suppose. Then again, I’ve always been a non-mainstream dude. It’s just that I went to school with White people and got exposed to more non-mainstream stuff than the average Black person. I just ran with it.

                • Sahel

                  Poor bastards,thinking Freebird was a woman

        • I missed that too. Thought that bubble in your avi was Korean.

          • Lea Thrace

            ihollered!

        • Tx10inch

          Say what say huh?!? Girl u 2520?

        • Kema

          I know white bubbles when I see em… :-). *waves*

        • Asiyah

          I love you, girl! <3

        • NomadaNare
      • nillalatte

        Tristan, how long you been around here… smdh… and you ain’t know? LOL

        • I don’t ask EEO information?

          • nillalatte

            LOL…

      • Sahel

        Wait,what. Seriously..aha

    • *looks around*

      Eh…I like Esa better…

      *dodges stones*

      • Esa is Black. HIGH yellow, but she counts as Black.

        • Aroo?! That’s news to me.

          • She is the child of a Jewish man and a Black woman.

            • esa

              Todd, i told you before both my parents are white.

              • I thought you were? My bad…AND WHERE HAVE YA BEEN?

                • esa

                  (smile) i know i got the DNA but folks dont get into details with it. i been on the j-o-b, just getting back into the scene ~*~

          • esa

            (giggle) me too ~*~

            • miss t-lee

              LOL.

        • Asiyah

          Esa is beautiful! Holla to La Rosa <3

        • LMNOP

          Nah, I think she’s said she’s white.

      • Aly

        Esa’s in a category all her own. She’s more racially ambiguous. She transcends us mere mortals lol.

        • So, in other words, Esa is…Esa, LOLOL!

          • Aly

            Exactly.

        • esa

          (giggle) i’m not esa, tho. i just play her on VSB.
          she is my spirit animal ~*~

    • MeridianBurst

      If I didn’t hate white people so much in general, LMNOP would be cool in my book.

      • Aly

        I’m sure L appreciates that.

      • Its like you saw the bear trap, and a town stomped it.

        • MeridianBurst

          What?

        • Here lies MicTheMesenger. 1986-2015

        • HeyBooHey

          Tristan….just….I wish I had a gif for this

          • MeridianBurst

            Still waiting for him to succinctly state his point.

        • Nicholas Peters

          Is this why this thread is already @ 600 comments?

          • Lea Thrace

            Not yet but give it time. The troll is just getting revved up.

    • Lea Thrace

      YASSS! Although IceP has been hiding lately. -_-

      • Aly

        IKR? Where’s she been?

      • BreezyX2

        IP, has a quota of hearts to break in each quarter of the year. Give her time she will be back.

        • Angel Baby

          LOL!!!

        • IcePrincess

          BOL ????

      • IcePrincess

        Here I am!!! ????

        • Lea Thrace

          Girl! You have been gone too long. You making it through all this ice and coldness?

        • Wild Cougar

          IP is bestie

    • Lmnop <3

      • Lea Thrace

        bring back the glasses!

        • I wanted a cheekbone photo for a day.

          • BreezyX2

            There is no cheekbones doe. Just eyes…lots and lots of eyes. Fix this!!!

            • I can’t have big eyes?

      • Aly

        You’re doing that crinkle forehead confused look that Jaden Smith and Justin Beiber do.

        • Lea Thrace

          it’s a millenial thing…

          • Aly

            Yes! My son does that too. I’m like, can I PLEASE just have a normal photo of you?? Lol

        • I am confused.

    • Epsilonicus

      Can’t forget my girl Nilla!

      • BreezyX2

        Right! Nilla is the original OG 2520.

        • nillalatte

          Thank you for the props Breezy. Now, where did I put that bowl. Aly done made me all kinds of upset…

      • nillalatte

        Awwww…. dat’s my e-boo… thank you sugar.

    • Freebird

      LMNOP what them bubbles do boo?

    • IcePrincess

      Aaaaaaaw thanx for the shout out hun ????

      • Aly

        ;-)

    • nillalatte

      All I see is age discrimination. Humph! *mumbles at Aly as she walks away* No candy for you at Halloween!

      • Epsilonicus

        Nilla you know you my fave vanilla ride or die chick.

      • Aly

        I’m on a diet anyway *shrug* ;-)

  • kid video

    Eleanor & Teena deserve their spots.

    I’ll throw Wendy Day into the mix.

    • Yep- can’t forget about Wendy Day, man. She helped a lot of rappers get paid and put a lot of people from the underground on the path to multi-million dollar deals.

      While we’re on the subject of White women in hip hop, we should also show love to Ann Carli (the A&R for Jive Records in the late 80’s-early 90’s), Monica Lynch (A&R/vice president of Tommy Boy) and Faith Newman (The Columbia Records exec that signed Nas and Big L).

  • I agree with the list….might substitute Linda Cohn for Liz Taylor tho

    • I’m bumping Liz, Jojo, Alyson, and the chick from Scandal.(Christina Hendricks is taking one of their spots.) Eleanor needs to get bump to the number one spot-she let Negroes fly planes to kill white folks.

      • Jojo gotta stay B. If you doubt me, go listen to some of her mixtapes. She got soul.

        • MeridianBurst

          Jojo can stay because she’s genuinely talented. Gwen Stefani can stay because she doesn’t appropriate, steal from, or pretend she’s an authentic representation of the cultures she’s influenced by. I’m adding Lisa Bloom because she champions white accountability, even in moments of racial tension.

          • NomadaNare

            Um… Harujuku Lovers Tour….

            • MeridianBurst

              If I remember correctly, she always had the Harajuku girls with her and let them represent their own culture. It wasn’t like she stole their stuff, wore it as a costume, and never credited the people it came from.

              But, I’m not going to cape for a white woman. If you say there’s something off and questionable about her than I’ll take your word for it.

        • Nah. I forgot who she was until I read this list. Nyet!

          • CamCamtheGreat

            Really?? You knocking Jojo off the list?

            • Yeah really. I had no idea that Jojo was that popular. Maybe I aged out of the Jojo love.

      • Epsilonicus

        Christina Hendricks one of the baddest gingers I have seen

        http://media.giphy.com/media/EH2rY2fq7YrHq/giphy.gif

        • Sigma_Since 93

          Yes Lawd. Please bring back the last few episodes of Mad Men so I can see that power walk!

          • Epsilonicus

            My wife says she hates watching it with me because of her lol

        • Rachmo

          I’m not mad. I can’t be.

        • TeeChantel

          Oh. Leonardo. Add him to the list of top ten white guys.

        • NomadaNare

          I can’t follow here.

          • Epsilonicus

            Why not??

            • NomadaNare

              I just can’t with Christina Hendricks. If a black woman was that thick and had body like that it’d be amazing, she’d be absolutely gorgeous. On Hendricks it just looks odd, and its not even because she’s white, her weight sits odd to me.

  • Kasey Tucker

    I think Jane Elliot should snag a spot somewhere on this list! Not naan white woman on this list goes as hard against White Privilege as she does…Don’t believe me? Look up the Blue Eye Brown Eye Experiment. I was lucky enough to sit in on a lecture of hers once and I was so shook I was checking to see if my brown ass had white male privilege lol…

  • heyheyno

    Yep this list seems pretty accurate. Can we do a top ten white guys as well? I’d like to see what others think. I’d put Bill Clinton, J.F.K. & Will Ferrell on that list not sure who else lol

    • Amber

      Folks are way too fond of Clinton. His policies weren’t all that helpful for black folk.

      • Val

        Say that again for the people in the cheap seats!

        • Amber

          It just bothers me because he gets so much credit for playing a saxophone and wearing shades. All the while he was signing off on policies that helped to grow the racial wealth gap and let’s not talk about rowanda. But it’s funday Friday

          • Ms TLC

            Thank you!

    • RaeSo313

      Justin Timberlake!

    • As a hip hop head, I’d say Alchemist and Rick Rubin have to be very high on that list. On the R&B end, Hall & Oates, Bobby Caldwell and Jon B.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        No Paul Wall or MC Search?

        • MC Serch? Yeah! Paul Wall? Me no know…

          • miss t-lee

            Paul Wall is on my list.

            • I know why- it’s because he’s from Texas! You ain’t slick!

              • miss t-lee

                But, of course!

      • OSHH

        +Sting, Bonobo, Zero7, George Michael, U2/Bono..def agree with Rick Rubin, Hall n Oates… if I get into actors we’d be here for a while… Pacino, Deniro, Johnny Depp, Michael Fassbender, Arnold, (I loves Arnold), Bruce, Sylvester etc

      • Lea Thrace

        Yes to Mr Hall and Mr Oates. Them boys can SANG!

        • I’ll always be a fan of Hall & Oates- I’ll even sit through some of the terrible videos they made for their songs, such as this one:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZZngTkp54I

          • HeyBooHey

            This video is God-awful LOL but Hall & Oates gets all the spins from me

        • Michelle

          When you have ninjas from the Pink Houses bopping to your music, you pretty much have it made.

      • esa

        ima add Chris Stein to the Hip Hop list as he co-produced all the tracks on “Wild Style” with Fab 5 Freddy ~*~

      • Epsilonicus

        I loved Jon B back in the day. Dude was the soundtrack to my middle school macking. Him and Donnell Jones

        • Lea Thrace

          He makes me want to stab my ear drums. ugh!

          • Epsilonicus

            WHAT?!?!?!

            • Lea Thrace

              Him and Donnell Jones should never cross in front of a car I’m driving. Cause I’m may accidentally hit the gas. Accidentally I said!

              (I’m just kidding NSA)

        • Their recent albums are really good- especially the one Donell released over a year ago.

    • I would add Tom Hanks and Brian Williams to that list.

    • Bill Burr, Jeremy Piven, Manu Ginobli, Scott Storch (back in the day), Steven Seagal (lol)

      • Fun fact: Scott Storch played all the keyboards on Boogiemonsters’ “Riders Of The Storm: The Underwater Album”.

      • Nicholas Peters

        Bill Burr is on the list…should there be spot for white dudes who mary black women, white players in the NBA, and all non slot white WRs( Jordy Nelson but not Wes Welker)

        • Hmmm, I don’t think romantic relations with black people should count as a factor, that might mean we may have to eventually accept people like Ann Coulter:

          http://dc429.4shared.com/img/IqXnjZW3/s7/1414e09ef80/Republican_Jimmy_Walker_Token_

          • Nicholas Peters

            Ann Coulter is an actress….She doesn’t believe 75% of what she says

            • Basketball wives has shown us that acting and non-belief is a requirement to be married and in the spotlight. Sometimes even acting like you’ve been or are going to be married, helps you make the cut.

    • Brandon Allen

      I feel like a white guys list would be at least a top 50.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        Sterling Archer
        The coach from the White Shadow
        Kojac
        Mr Loving – The GOAT
        Andrew Goodman
        Michael “Mickey” Schwerner
        Rex Chapman
        Frank Underwood

        • Lea Thrace

          You win for Archer. I want him to be a real life person that I can hang out with. That level of stupidity combined with no fcuks to give? Dangerously Awesome.

          And I need Lana and Pam to be real too.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            I just want Lana….that body and her ability to punch a fool in the throat.

    • TeeChantel

      What? No Jon Hamm?

  • RaeSo313

    I think I would add Amy Poehler and Tina Fey….I don’t know anybody from any race who don’t like them lol

    • I don’t- mostly because the both of them are short.

      *Muttley snicker*

      • CHURCH! Though I may have met someone who is forcing me to re-adjust my views on short women. I wonder what voodoo she has…

        • Don’t do it, man! Learn from my mistakes! They will ruin you!!!!

          • But she cuddles so nice! She’s also Italian, so that hits another of my wheelhouses. Sigh…

            • Oh, she’s Italian? Well…carry on then…
              *in Stewie Griffin’s voice*

              • Sahel

                Which state are you in. I have to do a United States run in April. May as well have a beer with you

                • Alabama. Come through man.

                • Lea Thrace

                  Make an ATL stop. We have to see the infamous Sahel!

                  • Sahel

                    Infamous,really.

                    • Simone-Elise Charles

                      Yes. Infamous.

      • Cleojonz

        I see you have returned to yourself lol.

      • Kema

        Whatcha got against petit women? * folds arms*

        • Freebird

          if that was you in a few of your past avis ….can unfold those arms kema.

        • A few things, Kema:

          One: Your resistance (and possibly being allergic) to ladders- you always have to ask a taller person for help *snickers*

          Two: Constantly playing the “damsel in distress” role and you’re the biggest instigators known to man, LOL!

          Three: That annoying a$$ heighest standards many of you have (You think a dude under 5’11” is too short for you, but he can still see over your head, LOLOL).

          You KNOW I’m telling the truth, Kema!

      • Amazonian Midget

        God only gives you what you need, and some of us didn’t need that much to reach perfection. ;) Short women are amazing.

        • Short women are amazing- until they get in a position of power (Yikes!), LOL!

          • Amazonian Midget

            Then we’re life changing and impactful! Lol

    • KB

      Tina Fey is one of my white woman crushes. Any woman with a sense of humor that can truly make me laugh is a plus in my book.

    • Tina is bae

      • Tx10inch

        Yeah, she’s sneaky hot.

    • Angel Baby

      Yeah I adore Tina Fey. Almost everything she does I’m in for it seems. LOL and I just watched the movie “This is Where I Leave You” and she helped make that movie for me!!!! It was so good! TGIF ya’ll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cleojonz

      I love those two women. I think they should just host everything from here on out.

    • Val

      *thinks Tina Fey is a hipster racist but keeps it to herself*

      • Jujuubeans

        Yeah, like I love Tina’s work but she’s got a bad case of suburban white lady ethics that I just can’t ignore. Halfway through re-watching 30 Rock, I noticed something about the way she talks to Tracy Jordan and now it’s like Claudia Jordan’s corns – it’s all I see when I look at her.

        She also doesn’t use POC very often unless they are exaggerated for the sake of humor or background characters…but we not getting into that.

        She’s still hilarious, insightful, great for comedy (especially women in comedy) and she’s definitely a personal fave but I ain’t giving her a full pass yet.

    • black-a-rican

      I don’t like them, and I’m from two races. They’re just not funny to me. Now Melissa McCarthy, hilarious!

      • Cleojonz

        upvoting you only because I agree with your assertion on Melissa McCarthy. She’s Lucille Ball funny – very physical.

      • TeeChantel

        Upvote. You mentioned Melissa McCarthy first :-)

      • Folasade

        Love Kristen Wiig

    • TeeChantel

      Agreed. I love Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. They’re such a great duo. Speaking of SNL women, I like Kristen Wiig cause she KILLED me in Bridesmaids and Anchorman 2. I also would like to add Melissa McCarthy and Wendi Mclendon-Covey.

      • cancergirl08

        I like Kristen Wiig as well. She played a more serious role in Friends With Kids and did a good job too. She’s versatile.

      • CamCamtheGreat

        I fux with Wendi too. Ever since Reno 911.

    • Tina Fey has been on my permanent fav list since Mean Girls, I am still not sure how I feel about Amy Poehler.

      • Aly

        Yeah, I’m on the fence about Amy, too.

  • Elle

    Kelly Ripa; and because I grew up in the 80’s, Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)
    I thought she was the prettiest white women on TV at that time.

    • My granddaddy had a thing for Lynda Carter. I thought Katherine Bach was bad back in the day.

  • Sigma_Since 93

    How does Danielle Fishel aka Topanga not make this list????????? #Blasphemy

    • WORD! Danielle Fischel could get it in any hood in America. I wonder if she realizes this. LOL

      • Rachmo

        Oh she does.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          Boy Meets World should than her for the male viewership. Heck I watch Girl Meets World now to look at her twins.

      • pls

        i remember she was rapping busta rhymes during one mtv spring break concert. she touched my heart with that.

        • sigh

          I tried to find the video and everyone keeps calling it epic and there’s no footage. *curses google*

      • tgtaggie

        +1. I would add HIllary Duff to that list. she also likes to give head in public places. http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/default.asp?keyword=giving+head

      • when i heard she like STS’ music i was like “damn can you get anymore likeable?”

    • I like her, even though she’s technically a midget…
      *shots fired*

    • Topanga put white boys on the big fine wave

    • Epsilonicus
      • Lea Thrace

        This gif tho. I cant. But I will. LOL

        • Epsilonicus

          Just give in. lol

  • My personal favorite White women are the ones not many people really heard of:
    Esthero, Kate Bush, and this woman:

    • OSHH

      Absolutely LOVE Esthero, been a fan for dang near 20 years now, WOW……
      Breath From Another will always be in rotation, I even bought Everything is Expensive off Pledge music site, was fortunate enough to catch her @ 9:30club bout 10 yrs ago when Wikked lil Girls dropped…time is flying.

      • Great singer, great songwriter and great albums to match.

        • OSHH

          Yes indeed.

      • KKay

        It’s been 10 year since Wikked Lil Girls. Has she put out anything recently?

        • OSHH

          “Everything is Expensive” in 2012.

    • Freebird

      *salivates*
      who is this!?!

      • That’s Natalie Raitano- she used to be on Pamela Anderson’s show “V.I.P.”. Would you believe she’s almost 50?

    • KKay

      I also love Nikka Costa.

      • I like her as well. Unfortunately, her career was the victim of bad timing. She was doing funk rock at a time when White female pop singers were all the rage.

    • Natalie Raitano! She’s a teacher at Barry’s Bootcamp in LA & NYC now…

  • Agreed! Someone asked me my favorite classic rock group a couple days ago, and I said I don’t listen to classic rock. You would have though I had just landed from Mars. I know enough to recognize names and their biggest hits, but I’d rather listen to hip-hop thanks!

    • Cleojonz

      So true. There are so many bands that are so famous you can understand why they are icons, but most of the time I can’t recall what the hell their music sounds like, or name one song.

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