I expected things to be similar to the way they were in high school.I had dated a few guys before, all assholes, and I didn’t think many people would show interest in me.
In an essay entitled "The Reality of Dating White Women When You're Black," writer Ernest Baker tackles big topics like Eurocentric beauty standards, the taboo aspect of interracial relationships, and why he dates white women, among others: Why do I date white 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.
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