This article on the CNN site annoyed me for a number of reasons. Apparently “dating out” for African American women is only about white men. Plus there’s the norm of heterosexuality, with all those women wanting to marry and have kids. Then it goes into all the problems with Black men, because white men are highly superior in this regard, yanno. It concludes with a “love is colorblind” rationalization.
This is the article I’d like to see:
Could Mr. or Mrs. Right be a person of color? More white men consider ‘dating out’
For years, Bob Jones played the dating game by his mom’s strict rule.
“Mom always told me, ‘Don’t you ever bring home a [racial slur omitted] or a [racial slur omitted],'” recalled Jones, echoing an edict issued by many white mothers. “She never even thought to warn against bringing a guy home.”
But at 37, the Alexandria divorce has shifted to dating “anyone who would go out with me,” regardless of race or gender.
“I don’t sit around dreaming about the perfect white woman I’m going to marry,” Jones said.
White men around the country are also reconsidering deep-seated reservations toward interracial and same-gender relationships, reservations rooted in America’s history of racism and heterosexism.