Since many young people lack experience dating a person from another racial group, that provides fertile ground for stereotypes to persist.
In my own life, I've encountered my share of dating myths about Black men; here are a few that make interracial dating challenging: Dating a Black guy is not some silver bullet against being racist.
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Then you’ll be the kind of ally who’s informed enough to honor our culture in a way that supports us — instead of just taking what you like and hurting our community.The women who say that Nikki Giovanni is too extreme, who have next to no idea what makes Angela Davis a living legend or what makes Michelle Alexander so angry about watching their relatives profit from businesses based on drugs that we were locked up for even possessing.You fix your face to say you prefer White women when you should just confess to your willing participation in Anti-Blackness; in fact to not prefer Black women in this socio-political climate in America is to exhibit a special kind of Anti-Blackness, one where you cast off those who are on the front lines fighting for us to choose those who could care less about us.It is also, as the book asserts, a status symbol for Black men that they got a White girl. Interestingly, I watch the Breakfast Club a lot, which is a Black talk show available on You Tube (I highly recommend it for anyone interested in examining the psychology of Black people), and the female side-host of the show (or whatever you call that, she isn’t really a “co-host”), Angela Yee (who has a Chinese father somehow) is obsessed with asking the male guests, generally rappers and Black actors, if they date White women.Almost all of them will say no, they prefer Black women, indicating that Persaud’s assertion that this is a way for Black men to boost their self-esteem is true, as already successful Black men are not interested in interracial dating (this could also be partly due to the fact that successful Black men have access to the most attractive Black females, while the average Black male has to deal with fat Black women, and a fat White woman is more attractive to a Black male than a fat Black one).