Dating one race at a time
All of my family members are black and proud of their blackness, especially my father.
We looked at race in one of our very first posts, and today we’d like to revisit the topic with fresh data.They don’t go into specifics as to why, but the reason is pretty obvious.According to journalist Kyndall Cunningham, if you are a minority who chooses to stay within your race, that should be understandable.When I was in fifth grade, my mother transferred me from a predominantly black school to a predominantly white school.I was afraid at first because none of my new peers looked like me.Racism can be loud and in your face, but it can also be quiet and not so obvious.
If someone were to ask me what my racial dating preference was, I would say black.
He wanted us to know that we can rise above the names the media called us. So I figure, why not find a black man that is just as proud of his blackness and appreciates the black culture as much as my father and I do?
But just because I see my future with a black man, doesn’t mean I’m closing the door on other races. If I fall in love with a white man does that mean I just call it quits and continue my search for a black man that will love me? Yet when I asked some people about their racial dating preference, they say they are into one race and one race only. When someone finds a person from their “unpreferred” races to be attractive, they often say, “Even I think they’re attractive.” For some reason, they don’t find this way of thinking to be racist. According to sociologist Zuleyka Zevallos, people assume that racism has to be overt, such as refusing service because of someone’s skin color or shouting a racial slur at someone.
The online dating website, Black People Meet, helps African Americans and African Canadians do just that.
The site states that they are dedicated specifically to black dating.
Zevallos said this white-centric beauty standard is due to certain countries being colonized by white people.