While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, i ran across a hyperlink to a Gawker article that certain of my buddies reposted.
The taboo aspect of interracial relationships, and why he dates white women, among others in an essay entitled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You’re Black, ” writer Ernest Baker tackles big topics like Eurocentric beauty standards
How come we date white women? Ebony ladies have actually explained it’s because i am a sellout. The white guys who is able to work through the psychological anguish of my black colored penis tarnishing “their” ladies think i am making some admission that is latent their battle gets the many appealing ladies. Most people own it wrong. I am not really a man that is”black whom “dates white ladies. ” I am an individual. I have personal unique experiences plus some of those include having dated women that are white, but because interracial relationship is this kind of historically tight and loaded subject, it is hardly ever viewed with any understanding or compassion for the folks myself included. The idea of a black colored guy in a relationship having a white girl is just a “thing” that folks have a viewpoint on.
I only gave Baker’s piece a cursory glance at first although I am a black woman in an interracial relationship. Continue reading “I am A black Woman Dating a White Guy”