I've dated other races aside from black men—my first and only boyfriend of two years was Korean. "My parents, I should say, have never forbidden me from dating black men, or a man of any race, but their silence, more so my mother's, has been felt—it rendered each guy invisible.
But I've never dated someone of my own ethnicity: Mexican. And I would say Colombian, but that courtship never blossomed into much after he came over my house and serenaded me with his acoustic guitar. Time and again, after being introduced to a black guy I was dating, my mother either let out heavy sighs or foretold my future under her breath. My dad used his seasonal, strictly temporary passport for work and came to Arizona to pick fruit.
“I am not intimidated by black women,” laughed my blue-eyed, blonde-haired friend who is currently dating a black Premier League player.
“My boyfriend would never touch one, they are not very attractive.” Her comment did not offend me.
This week, we're publishing some of those responses as part of a conversation about race and relationships.
"Apparently, black non-resident fathers have a higher rate than white and Hispanic non-resident fathers of visiting their children and partaking in primary care duties.
In addition, they are more likely to give child support payments"
So When I think about these comments or look over them, I think we think things like this are funny or a joke.
Which they, I get why people are entertained by them.