Fully a quarter of black men who got married in 2013 married someone who was not black.Only 12% of black women married outside of their race. Recently I watched Entertainment Tonite on NBC & there was a special regarding the Telenovelas & television personalities on Univision & Telemundo both Spanish-language television. Not about race or minorities, it is about illegal immigrants dating/using American women to gain citizenship.I've dated other races aside from black men—my first and only boyfriend of two years was Korean. "My parents, I should say, have never forbidden me from dating black men, or a man of any race, but their silence, more so my mother's, has been felt—it rendered each guy invisible.But I've never dated someone of my own ethnicity: Mexican. And I would say Colombian, but that courtship never blossomed into much after he came over my house and serenaded me with his acoustic guitar. Time and again, after being introduced to a black guy I was dating, my mother either let out heavy sighs or foretold my future under her breath. My dad used his seasonal, strictly temporary passport for work and came to Arizona to pick fruit.
What I'm attracted to can be found in men of all races: strong arms (sense of protection), a great smile, nice build (healthy), ambitious, passionate, a sense of humor—a touch of sarcasm helps—and a kind heart. My brothers never seemed to have an opinion as to the type of men I dated, and were only concerned with how each guy treated me. My dad has always been a quiet man, and his only insertion in conversations about my dating life: "Are you happy, ?
Thirteen years of dating boys outside my race and it took sitting down to write this essay to have the first, real conversation with my parents about interracial dating.
I used to say I didn't have a type, but if we go off consistency, I do.
What's really sick about the whole situation in America is that many of these Hispanic personalities spoke English fluently on NBC but are forced to speak in their native Spanish language when either acting or hosting a show either on Telemundo or Univision.
This is why many Hispanic or Mexican men chase after White women because the Hispanic television personalities have White wives.