Dating out of your race
lack women are the least likely to marry outside of their race or get married at all, according to the latest census data. I’m a black woman who has dated outside of her race extensively.
It follows that they are also the least likely to date outside of their race. Not only that, but my only serious relationship has been with a man outside of my race.
Black women, however, are stereotyped as being loud, aggressive, angry and bitter. And they are too often judged as other women derogatorily are — as a b****, and the term “black” b**** is used in that case.
And let’s face it, black women are judged against the European standards of beauty by which our society undeniably still abides. If a black woman is angry, it is not assumed that she is just a woman who is experiencing the emotion of anger in the moment. Black women are associated with strength, for they are not often seen as nothing more than a strong “black” woman. In the media, we often see black women portrayed as single mothers and matriarchal in nature.
But it only took a few seconds before I began questioning myself for even agreeing to meet Rishi, knowing that my father, who I love and respect, wouldn’t approve if I ever brought him home.