The country has a long way to go in terms of racial discourse, period. In the case of interracial dating, there are still huge stereotypes, misconceptions, and presumptions about what it means to date someone with a different race. So much of the discourse surrounding interracial relationships seems to center on black and white couplings. These are the images we see most in the media -- cis white men with black women, or cis black men with white women. But we should bear in mind that there are all kinds of couplings in the interracial dating world that aren't acknowledged nearly as much, and that interracial can mean a black woman with an Asian man.
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Many of my friends and family were surprised when I, a black woman, started dating a white guy. No one was more surprised than I was. Race is more than just a conversational topic; it can be pretty crucial to shaping your identity, your politics, and your daily freaking experience. So, being in an interracial relationship can mean a lot and I mean, a lot of talking, reading, listening, and just generally working like crazy to try to understand where each other is coming from. Books are a great place to start. Here are few books that just might help you do that, or at the very least, help you come up with your own maybe more culturally specific list:.
Interracial Romance, With Black Women as the Stars
Some of us are just natural talents when it comes to dating. Others though need a bit of guidance. And it sure is nice to have someone to answer all your questions, when you are trying something new in your life, like interracial dating. Even white women and black men who have dated outside their race for quite a while might have questions that they are ashamed to ask.
A: Nothing that you wouldn't say to someone who's dating within their race. You'd think it would be obvious, but alas, people can say some pretty stupid things when it comes to interracial dating and relationships. Read on for some common things people hear when they're in an interracial relationship that they really could do without :. Another thing we both get is, 'You must be so proud of Barack Obama! He's not OUR bi-racial child.