Sometimes you fall for someone for more than their skin colour and it's not an intense fascination at all, it's simply because you love them.Furthermore, if a white man only dated white women, no one would look twice.While it’s okay for conversations about white supremacy to make you uncomfortable (hey, we should be uncomfortable with that shit), being generally aware of how race plays out and feeling fairly well versed in Being honest about the ways in which race is complex – both inside and outside of your relationship – shows a willingness to engage with a part of your partner’s identity and experience in a way that really holds them.As a woman, I know that sometimes talking about gender with a male partner – even if he’s well versed in all things feminist – can feel exhausting.That is, unless you count my first boyfriend – José – who, in the second grade, long-distance collect-called me from Puerto Rico and got me in a lot of trouble with my dad. But I think it’s worth revisiting these concepts within the context of romantic or sexual relationships. And the way we practice our allyship in those contexts should reflect that.So, whether you’re years deep in a charmingly fairy tale-esque romance with your beau or you’re just now firing up to dive into your first, here are seven things to remember as a white person involved with a person of color.Skepticism towards black men/white women relationships is a longstanding and well-documented part of our cultural fabric in America. I'm not a "black man" who "dates white women." I'm a person.I have my own unique experiences and some of them include having dated women who are white, but because interracial dating is such a historically tense and loaded subject, it's hardly ever looked at with any understanding or compassion for the people personally involved.
It takes work to understand what each other's values are and how to integrate and respect them.
And Comedian George Willborn challenges parents to be honest about how they would react to their child bringing home a partner of different race.
Although they do in fact exist, not all interracial relationships are fetishes.
Michael tackles the emotional issue of interracial dating and ask black women why more of them aren’t dating outside their race?
Tamara G shares her personal feelings about why more black aren’t dating non black men.