…lack, White, and other) could see him as a menacing figure simply because of his skin tone and hair. I've been around guys like him all of my life who are the least negative people you'd ever meet and talk and act completely different from stereotype, but my experiences don't reflect those of others who'd see his as a threatening figure.
I cannot remember who it was, but there was a guy I know who was like 6'5 or 6'6, locks and dark skinned. And I remember him telling me that he purposely shrinks himself down and lowers his head to try to look "less menacing." It's this kind of slave logic that pisses me off. Meanwhile short ass, white men in bagel shops are losing their collective minds, and going nuts on men and women alike. It's the ones you don't expect to act up who do, and the ones that people clutch their pearls about who are just minding their business.
Anyway, thank you for your feedback and for reading. I totally get the father-figure approach of "who is this guy?" and even the jokes about him looking like he'd "risk it all" to date/be near Sasha. But it was the constant accusations of him being criminal-like that were rubbing me all wrong.