Legendary actress, Regina King
, has some advice for her single, Black ladies -- date outside of their race! Interracial dating is a hot button topic again and according to King's blog entry on VIBE.com, Black women are the least likely to date outside of their race. White, Asian, Latin, or other are more than happen to get down with the swirl.
I have about five Black friends who date outside of their race. But all the other friends of mine, it’s either they vocally say that they won’t or every time an opportunity comes up for them to date outside of their race, there’s some excuse why it’s not going to work. They never really say it’s because he’s White, or because he’s Spanish or something like that. It’ll be more like, Well, you know he works at such and such, and our schedules don’t match.' But we’ll know really what it is. It's 'cause he’s White.
I think Black women need to open up. A lot of Black women still carry a lot of pain when they see Black men with women who aren’t Black and that’s really unfortunate that that could make us so upset. It has to do with self esteem. With women on a whole, what a man thinks about us means so much to us. Does he think my hair is right? Does he think I look right? Does he think my ass is big enough? Does he think my t*tties are big enough?
King makes some good points. We live in a world where there all so many variations of brown people -- unlike it was forty years ago. Now, we live in a world where Black folks who were considered Black twenty years ago are now "mixed" or "multi-racial." Anyone who is finding strife in dating, one of the best solutions is to expand your horizons, not lower your standards -- but expand.
Do you agree with Regina or should Black women make men Black their priority?