Everyone is talking about black women and interracial relationships. But have we given black women a platform to talk back?
According to society and media talks about black women, love and interracial dating/marriage, the black women have been branded the number one enemy of interracial relationships. As per the media, it doesn’t really matter who is in that interracial relationship (black women or black men for that matter); so long as you are in one, you’ll be stepping on lots of black women’s toes. And woe unto you if you happen to be a black man in a relationship with a white woman…
See, there have always been highlights in the news of comments about black women, especially reacting against an interracial relationship between a male black celebrity and a white woman. But to be honest, some of these comments are usually too graphical that they seem fabricated. I sometimes like to believe that maybe, just maybe, some exaggeration usually comes into play when portraying the black women’s view on interracial dating. But then again, if someone as famous as musician Jill Scott can declare openly her opposition to interracial relationships, you start to think that maybe there is some truth to those comments… Maybe these are comments by black women themselves.
But this being an interracial dating site, and having read some of the comments that are stirred by the articles on the site and the comment exchanges between readers and members of the site, I tend to think that maybe all along we have been painting a wrong picture about black women based on popular belief and what we read or hear in the media.
But aren’t we tired of hearing these stories from another perspective and from other voices?
I think it’s only fair to give the black women on this site their voice back and let them tell their own stories from their own perspective; a chance to narrate their own experiences; a chance to frankly discuss what they really think about interracial dating, what black women in their lives (friends and family) feel about interracial relationships, whether interracial dating is just a plan B, and how being in interracial dating has affected their lives (both positively and/or negatively) with other black women in their lives and society at large.
Question is: Does the same “media” picture emerge?