Famous white males dating black females
White men navigate society with relative ease while black women are teetering on the precarious margins of race and gender that they do not have the privilege to ignore.This is not a game to us, nor is it something we can ignore.Research also shows that black women are overwhelmingly excluded as interracial dating partners, with one study showing that white men excluded black women as dating options at 93 percent.The longstanding persistent exclusion of black women as a heterosexual relationship partner for white men (and other men of color) continues to exist in a society that today prides itself on colorblindness and even post-raciality.The wingman walked up to me as his friend stood beside him and screamed over the music, “You’re perfect!My friend likes black girls, but he doesn’t like them too dark!
One was a guy who was interested in talking to me, and the other was acting as his wingman.
Only with the advent of black freedom did the issue move beyond neighborhood dramas and into the arena of politics, becoming a much more serious taboo than it had ever been before.
Hodes gives vivid examples of the violence that followed the upheaval of war, when black men and white women were targeted by the Ku Klux Klan and unprecedented white rage and terrorism against such liaisons began to erupt.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the first or last awkward date I’ve had with a white man.
I wish I could say that I’m surprised and appalled by the ignorance that white men tend to show when they approach me, but I’ve come to expect it.