I’m a Black Woman Dating a White Man, and This Is the Actual Reality of Interracial Dating



Although I am a black woman in an interracial relationship, I only gave Baker’s piece a cursory glance at first. In the midst of a full news feed, it just seemed like more noise. In fact, I completely forgot about it until a few responses started to pop up. It was Britni Danielle‚Äôs “Nobody Cares That You Date White Girls” piece for Clutch magazine that caused me to go back and reevaluate.

I couldn’t stop repeating the first part of the Clutch headline over and over again in my head. Nobody cares. Nobody cares.

Lots of people in this country would like to believe that race relations are swell, racism is dead, and everyone is happy. Some like to think, “It’s 2014. We have a black president. Slavery is over. What else is there to complain about?”

A lot of people aren’t bothered by interracial relationships, but, on the flip side, many people still are. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, 96 percent of blacks and 84 percent of whites approve of black-white marriage. But what about that 4 percent of blacks and 16 percent of whites?

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