Black women on interracial dating
I have continually wondered why my race is so important, but never so much as in past dating experiences.I was raised to appreciate and value diversity in the world around me.I love “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” because prime-time TV, for once, has two strong black female leads.However, it troubles me that not one, but both of these women are engaged in affairs. While I have worked to point out what black women face in the area of interracial romance, and life in general, I recognize that there is hope. But there is still work to do, and it is dirty work. There is no need to continue to polarize people into a spectrum of color. When people are grouped together simply on physical features, then stereotyped and systemically held down, it is extremely problematic.Second, it’s not wrong to date or marry outside of your race.
(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.
, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.
Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.
These relationships were no different than those in my racial category except for one dirty little issue: race.
Most of these relationships did not succeed or fail because of race, but it was disturbing to me that race and the stereotypes attached to them were ever an issue in the first place.