This is new territory for me, but I think it speaks volumes that I've already discovered that it comes with certain stereotypes attached.
In my eight years of dating white men, I've had equally good and bad experiences, but there was not one single event that made me decide that I'm no longer into white men.
Sometimes people just get bored of dating the same race and want to explore, especially if they grew up in a town that was predominantly one race.
Black people make up 14.4% of the American population, which means there are roughly 21.5 million black men living in America.
Cut that number in half to account for the black children, now that's 10.75 million.
I'll start off by saying that I don't intend for this article to speak for all white women/men or all black men/women.
I exclusively dated white men for many years prior to very recently entering the interracial dating scene.Consider all the gay/transgender black men, now we're down to about 9.75 million.But all those 9.75 million black men have to be single, within a certain age range, emotionally available and meet your standards.Dating outside of my race has opened my eyes to how much work we still have to do as a society to combat racism, both blatant and masked.While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a link to a Gawker article that one of my friends reposted.This doesn't mean that white girls who date black guys think that they're above black women.This is not to say that white privilege doesn't exist, it just means that white women don't think they can automatically get a black guy just by virtue of being white.I had a white guy tell me that “7.5 times out of 10, a white girl that's into black guys has very deep rooted daddy issues." What evidence there is to prove this, I don't know.I happen to have a very good relationship with my father.Interracial marriages were only legalized in the United States 50 years ago, which means that when a black man and white woman walk down the street holding hands in certain parts of the country, they are still going to get glared at.I had another white guy tell me that interracial sex is bestiality and that interracial marriage is against the Bible (in 2017! ) Sure, it's fun to piss redneck, Confederate flag waving, Fox News watching racists off, but dating is too much effort for that to be the only perk.