Black women feel interracial dating

On top of that, the traditional perception of black women as coarse and promiscuous is one Miles believes has not changed.

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This rattles her even though she is married to a Native American.

Bracing for more interracial couplings Miles brings the statistics about interracial marriage and black men to life by relating this trend to a typical, yet important, dating ritual: taking a serious partner home for the holidays.

One of my male relatives brought home a date for Thanksgiving who could have been Barbie’s twin sister.” She assures readers: she has nothing against these women. Instead the background history that has rendered black women undesirable as partners needs to be brought to light. “Romantic attraction is subject to the larger social forces of racial prestige and stigma that swirl all around us, and in this environment, black women are losing out,” she states.

This prestige and stigma includes the history of black men being penalized for socializing with white women, making them that much more desirable.

Others question whether Miles is correct in her judgement, because who one chooses for marriage should ultimately be a matter of the soul.

“I struggle to agree with anything said in this article, even though it appears the author has backed up her position with statistics,” was the take of Xylemic.

Yet, like many black women, she is not immune to the twitch of anger evinced at the site of a black man with a white woman.

Writing for The Huffington Post, Miles penned a moving essay about this phenomenon: Hers is a tale of seeing first hand the black men in her family routinely select white women as mates.

Solutions to the “single black woman” problem As depressing as these realities might be, it was not Miles’ intent to rehash the same issue of the “single black woman” problem that has been discussed in the news repeatedly.

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