I resented those comments, believing that my love should not be bound to the colour of my skin or anyone else’s.Even when I have expressed romantic interest in black guys, it has always been a futile effort.Get over those old images of slavery and stop blaming every white man for sins perpetrated by others.” *Jewish men are great with financial planning and stability. Hines-Starr says she wrote the book to help African American women widen their dating horizons - not to denigrate black and non-Jewish guys.
I walked down the cereal aisle in the grocery store, determined to finish my shopping list.
As time passed, I realized that being black didn’t mean I had to look or act a certain way.
I could love my skin and also love Britney Spears and country music.
After all, 50 years ago in many states it was still illegal for us to marry anyone who was not also black. Although race relations are still far from perfect, I acknowledge the steps toward inclusion that we’ve made.
Nevertheless, I still feel that, by not dating black men, I’m neglecting the shared history, solidarity and future prosperity of my fellow people.