Dating white men vs black men

Though Black men are still twice as likely as Black women to date outside their race, it seems more and more of us are becoming open to dating beyond the color line.

Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many of us are tired of hearing them.Hell, when Kobe Bryant married his Latin wife, Vanessa, in 2001, he was shunned by the black community In contrast, no one batted an eye when Lupita Nyong’o went public with her relationship to the perpetually-pale actor Jared Leto.When rapper Eve announced her engagement to British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper in 2013 — yes, that’s his name — the reaction from her fans was gleefully positive.When a celebrity gets engaged, it’s likely to be met with commentary from the peanut gallery from all sides.But the underlying factors in the racial comments directed at Williams’ engagement are problematic, and in hotep fashion, lack context around her blackness and how she can be pro-black and yet have a white fiancé.In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.

231

Leave a Reply