Can We Discuss Interracial Marriage Without Being Stereotypical?

September 28, 2010  |  

Even today in 2010, there are a lot of misconceptions about interracial dating/relationships.  The article right here on Madame Noire called “8 Reasons To Date A White Man” is proof of that.  Each of those reasons was couched within a slight to black men, as if the only reason black women date other races is because of perceived deficiencies in black men. As someone whose husband is not black, I can tell you that at least in my case (and most people I know), this is completely untrue.  I love my husband because of who he is, not because of any worn out stereotypes and half-baked statistics I have about my own race.

We’ve been together for a total of five years and married for three years.  In that time friends, family, acquaintances and nosey strangers have asked me a multitude of questions about my decision to marry a white guy.  Here are a few of the tamer questions and my responses.

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