Singles looking to mingle are increasingly crossing cultures to find their perfect partners. You may be from one culture and your potential honey is from another. (Think swirled ice cream on a cone.) Mixed ethnicity families are on the rise in the UK (source: BBC), and according to The Guardian, nearly 1 in 10 people in England and Wales are in inter-ethnic relationships.He was wearing a professional outfit, leather dress shoes and a brown wool houndstooth coat with the collar popped. However, as I strolled past this man’s cart full of baby wipes, pull-up diapers, fresh fruit and his own box of Rice Krispies, I felt an immense amount of guilt.I am a black woman who has never dated a black man, and most days I don’t think twice about that.I walked down the cereal aisle in the grocery store, determined to finish my shopping list.As I skimmed my eyes across the rows of boxes, I landed on what I was looking for: a jumbo box of Rice Krispies. I turned around and saw a handsome black man waiting patiently, with a cart full of groceries and a warm smile that briefly invigorated my tired spirit after a long day of work. This encounter was nothing unusual; I frequently have similar encounters with strangers at the grocery store.White guys will never love you like black guys, they would say.I resented those comments, believing that my love should not be bound to the colour of my skin or anyone else’s.
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For all you know, I could actually really like alternative or rock music.
The point is, stop trying to prove to me that you’re “down” with whatever.
It won’t make me think you’re cooler; it will only make me think that you’re trying too hard.
Image Source: Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to get into a deep discussion about politics on a first date, but for some reason, White men will sometimes want to know what you think about certain popular issues concerning African Americans.