Interracial dating black women and white men
franchise by becoming the first Black Bachelorette, we knew Rachel Lindsay was open to interracial dating.After all, she was one of women vying for Nick Viall’s heart last season. The politics of interracial dating in this country are complicated, as evidenced by the fact this is the most diverse season of , ever.But make no mistake about it: This is the result of a certain kind of white privilege, not a lack of women of color interested in dating white men or making their love lives public.So while it should certainly make headlines that Lindsay is Black, her racial preferences — or lack thereof — on the other hand, should not.Despite knowing I can feel intimacy with white guys, right now what divides us feels like a chasm.
But you don’t deserve a cookie for dating outside of your race. Interracial dating is not the beacon of diversity that you think it is, especially not when it becomes another way to shame Black women.Politics aside, dating is still a personal choice; one that race can certainly factor into.There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a partner who shares similar cultural values and experiences.It’s not that I don’t think white people are anxious; two months into Trump’s presidency, most of the white people in my life are activated.They’re in the streets, calling senators and congressmen, attending community board meetings, and holding sign-making parties. But while the political universes of my white friends are cracking open, I’m feeling more inclined than ever to cloister myself.