I wish my male relatives luck and joy in their relationships, but I also feel a pinch when I watch them with their girlfriends.It is the same sharp tug of disappointment that gets me every time I see a black man with a white woman on his arm.Source: Why are black folks so infatuated with interracial dating? Of course, all black folks aren’t obsessed with interracial dating.However, it seems like almost daily I come across a news post, and columns in magazines and blogs dedicated to black folks, speaking about the glory of dating outside of the black community.There are swirling sites run by black men and women and even a forthcoming coming film, which hopes to appeal to the “Rainbeau” dater in all of us..
But while the topic has no doubt been beaten to death by the black media there are still no shortages of articles directed towards interracial relationships.
They ask stupid questions like and write guidebooks about snagging a white man (including the helpful tip of how to order wine the “white” way).
And if they are not expounding on your personal choice on whom you date, than they are highlighting all the wonderful interracial couples in Hollywood.
Two of my younger male relatives have recently been engaged to white women, and one tied the knot last summer.
This is a pattern that I have observed in my professional life for years: successful black men pairing up with white women, but now that the practice has come home to roost, so to speak, I cannot help but admit to feeling a bit demoralized.