You can use other online data to see this split personality play out elsewhere.The night Obama was first elected was a moment of catharsis. All the dating data I’ve seen fits Ok Cupid’s pattern: black people and Asian men get short shrift.When I started dating my husband back in 1999, there was absolutely no place, discussion or support for Black women who were dating and/or married interracially.Necessity is the mother of invention when it comes to the work I do!Yet we’re statistically the least likely to date interracially. My goal is to encourage Black women to exercise all of their options. Discount no one because of melanin, or lack thereof. Candice: What advice would you offer women who don’t date interracially because of what people might think? I know a few women who would never date interracially, despite the knowledge that men of other races are interested in them.Candice: Why do you think there are so many Black women who don’t consider dating outside their race? Our country’s shameful history of slavery is often used as a club to beat Black women into submission about dating interracially, particularly when it comes to white men. I would say that if you’re the type of person who is overly concerned with what other people think about your life, then interracial dating is not for you.These numbers reflect different people year-to-year. Together the charts fold in data from some 25 million accounts.
No, I don’t mean gabbing about the latest drama between Olivia and Fitz.
But I do think the — that fact that race is a sexual factor for so many individuals, and in such a consistent way — says something about race’s role in our society.
In this day and age, black women are praised for dating white men but as soon as a black man does it, he’s called all kinds of names. As soon as a black woman has been lied to and cheated on by a black man, her girls are like, “you are better off with a white man. If you want to date black, white, Mexican, Puerto Rican , Japanese,etc., then do so.
I mean actual, real-life interracial relationships. Despite its higher representation on TV and in pop culture, this is still a taboo subject, and one that is often met with a range of emotions that are not always positive.
So I decided to talk to interracial relationship expert, Christelyn Karazin, Brand Ambassador for Interracial Dating Central.com, who gave her thoughts on the subject and why she is an interracial dating advocate particularly for Black women.