Because, as a people who have historically received so much hatred, we, Black women and men, so desperately deserve love and respect.Here are the common issues Black men mention as to why they decide to not date Black women, where the issues stem from and how both sides can own up and fix them.This was the place I was born and raised; where nobody had to whisper the “n word” or hesitate to stick some feathers in their hair and paint their skin red as a sign of school spirit.Growing up in New Hampshire didn’t prevent me from making friends or dating guys who weren’t white.I felt a certain pride in hanging out with people who were Dominican, Indonesian, Laos, Filipino, Hispanic, etc. My parents taught me good morals, like not judging others by their appearance, though I did have to keep my jaw clenched when I visited relatives.They would ask me about the “colored kids” at my job as a camp counselor and spoke the word “bi-racial” in hushed tones, as if it were something to be ashamed of.
Yes, I know that it means all different races dating but for some reason, of course it turns into a black white thing.
The first step to fixing the problems between Black men and women is for both genders to own up to their faults.
Read the comments section of any posts on interracial dating.
Black women have told me it's because I'm a sellout.
The white men who can get past the mental anguish of my black penis tarnishing "their" women think I'm making some latent admission that their race has the most attractive women.
Shepherd said that she understands why this upsets Scott, but that interracial marriage doesn't bother her generally."I do have a problem with black men who will leapfrog over black women to go to another race, where I feel like you don't want me, you will step all over me to go over to this other side," Shepherd said.