This is a good question that often comes up in the black community. Remembering back to my high school days when I dated a white guy and I felt a little uncomfortable because I wasn’t sure how others would perceive me. The thought of being called a “sell-out” was on my mind back then. Although I grew up in a very white city, I still wondered if the few black people would shun an eye at me for dating outside of my race.
There was a time when an interracial relationship would draw up the picture of a black man and a white woman. That’s the only picture that came to mind and I think that was true for most people 20 years ago. Now, we see all forms of races coming together for love. For some reason, it seems that when a black person is with another race, it still sparks some tension for some families. If you are in a relationship that has no struggles, consider yourself extremely blessed. I know I do.
Now let’s take a closer look at a black woman with a white man. I reviewed ten opinions on this question, “Are black men disturbed when they see a black woman with a white man?” and I want to speak to what I learned. Only two people had a problem with it, stating that the black woman is always more beautiful than the white guy. Seriously? What does that have to do with anything. Another person felt that the black women are probably closer to being white supremacists. Talk about ridiculous.
I’m happy to report that most people felt that people can date whomever they want and wherever they find love is good, no matter what the race is.
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