Black woman dating outside her race

This might be an obvious point to make, but it’s one that feels especially important right now.

This is a dubious argument at best, and downright dangerous in a time when the far right is smearing whole categories of black or brown men by calling them rapists and abusers.

I understand the overarching point of much of this criticism: Portrayal of black or brown characters in popular culture is often terrible.

But as it turned out, both our families have welcomed and supported our relationship.

The criticism—direct and implied—that I’ve felt most keenly comes from a less expected demographic: woke millennials of color.

I was also nervous about introducing him to my Somali-Yemeni family.

It wouldn’t have surprised me if they balked: Families forbidding dating outside the clan is a story much older than .My little brother has a black girlfriend, dark-skinned.My mother has been married to a white man, then a Ghanaian man, very dark-skinned, now a Jamaican man, of medium-skin. That can’t work.”I’ve been forced to ask myself the same question.When the Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams, who is black, announced he was ending his 13-year relationship with his black wife Aryn Drake-Lee—and confirmed he was dating a white co-star—many jumped at the chance to question Williams’ dedication to social justice and, more specifically, black women.Should someone’s dedication to fighting oppression be defined by the race of their partner?His reply—”no, I don’t think they’d care”—filled me with dread.

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