I also hate the weird sense of “duty” that is often batted around in these conversations, as if you’re somehow betraying an entire race by dating outside of it, disparaging your ancestors in the process.I’m pretty sure my ancestors would want me to be with someone who loved me unconditionally first and foremost, not which hair products they use.apologized and retracted a story Wednesday that used the new African-American "Bachelorette" to highlight low rates of interracial dating among black women."Unlike New ‘Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay, Single Black Women Rarely Date Outside Their Race," read the headline of the now-deleted story.I’m not sure what the weather’s like in your neck of the woods, but those woods look like this out here: Before you seek out a warm body for your bed, please make sure he or she isn’t an utter disappointment. Send your inquiries to [email protected], or find me on Twitter @etbowser. Here’s today’s question: It’s 2015 and y’all are still out here fussing about melanin levels? Complaining about who someone else is dating like it’s any of your business. When black men – arguably the most stereotyped and subjugated minority group in the country – see black women dating outside their race, they, once again, feel shunned.
In encouraging black women to date and marry interracially, the book has joined a broadening debate in recent years fueled by the blogosphere, the entertainment industry and comments by prominent African Americans."While 25 percent of black men married someone of a different race in 2015, only 12 percent of women did.When it came to marrying white men, only three percent of black women said ‘I Do' in 2015," Williams added.Here’s what’s lost in all of this ill will, people – you have the right to date whomever you want.It shouldn’t matter if bae is Smurfette, the She-Hulk or one of those giant blue women from Avatar – as long as that person treats you with respect, love and admiration, what else do you need?