Black women dating other races

When I started dating my husband back in 1999, there was absolutely no place, discussion or support for Black women who were dating and/or married interracially.

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Candice: Why do you think there are so many Black women who don’t consider dating outside their race? Our country’s shameful history of slavery is often used as a club to beat Black women into submission about dating interracially, particularly when it comes to white men. I would say that if you’re the type of person who is overly concerned with what other people think about your life, then interracial dating is not for you.Candice: Another question I get a lot from Black women who are looking to date outside their race is how can they put themselves in the position to meet a man?Even in my own experience I feel like men either assume that I don’t date outside my race or they have hangups about how they’d introduce me to their friends/family (which presents another issue).Interracial marriages have increased steadily since then.In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.

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