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I met my current boyfriend the next night, and he we are, still together five years later.Still, I would never ever say that being in an interracial relationship has been easy.Black women have told me it's because I'm a sellout.The white men who can get past the mental anguish of my black penis tarnishing "their" women think I'm making some latent admission that their race has the most attractive women... I'm not a "black man" who "dates white women." I'm a person.After five years of my boyfriend and I dating on and off, I think my mom has come to love him almost as much as I do.It didn’t seem to matter anymore what he looked like.We are all members of this collective community living on Earth, and we all need to start being honest with ourselves.What does it mean to be uncomfortable about interracial dating in 2014? Why are so many people advocating a "stay with your own race" mentality?
I looked down at my fingertips, stained deep mocha from my foundation, and felt self-conscious.
One of my favorite things to do was to play with his hair.
He would lie with his head in my lap, and I would run my fingers through the blond strands.
While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a link to a Gawker article that one of my friends reposted.
In an essay entitled "The Reality of Dating White Women When You're Black," writer Ernest Baker tackles big topics like Eurocentric beauty standards, the taboo aspect of interracial relationships, and why he dates white women, among others: Why do I date white women?
I went to a predominantly white high school where I was one of maybe five black kids.