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It was Britni Danielle’s "Nobody Cares That You Date White Girls" piece for Clutch magazine that caused me to go back and reevaluate. Lots of people in this country would like to believe that race relations are swell, racism is dead, and everyone is happy. Image: Gallup There's a belief among some members of racial groups that one who dates outside of that race is disloyal, self-loathing, or has, for lack of a better word, been brainwashed. As author Lincoln Blades asserts in a piece at Uptown magazine, we need to promote an honest discussion about interracial relationships. It's hard to face the truth that educated and talented women like Mac Arthur Fellow Tiya Miles feel contempt towards black men who date white women.I couldn't stop repeating the first part of the Clutch headline over and over again in my head. She wrote in a Huffington Post blog late last year: It is the same sharp tug of disappointment that gets me every time I see a black man with a white woman on his arm.White men have been dating black women for many decades now, but recently, there is a new trend that has grabbed the attention of the public.Namely, according to some surveys, there are a growing number of white older guys dating or interested in young black women.

Black women have told me it's because I'm a sellout.

The concept of a black man in a relationship with a white woman is a "thing" that people have an opinion on...

Although I am a black woman in an interracial relationship, I only gave Baker's piece a cursory glance at first. " A lot of people aren't bothered by interracial relationships, but, on the flip side, many people still are.

He understands my stresses with my hair and clothes shopping.

He doesn't look at me as some sort of exotic fetish...is genuinely more comfortable around Black women.

One of the first things that people notice in other people when they meet them for the first time is their physical appearance.

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