What’s Your Favorite Color Kool-Aid?

Posted: April 26, 2012 by Handy in Life
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Now me personally, I love my black women. Let’s just get that point out there. It’s almost sickening how much I love my black women. Now I don’t know what they did to me, but all I know is now I’m not attracted to other races of women very much. It’s nothing against other races of women, I see some white women or spanish women every now and again that makes me say to my mans, “Hmmmm, niceeeee…” But then I will turn around and see a beautiful black women and say to my mans “Yooooo, she’s gorgeous dog, give me 3 and a half minutes, maybe even 4, she going be wanting to marry a….”, well you all get the point. Point is I’m extremely attracted to black women and other races of women not so much so. I wish I wasn’t wired this way but I am. It’s cool though, black women haven’t let me down yet, so I will keep rolling the dice in dealing with them, hoping I don’t crap out.

The reason I am writing this blog is about the increase of interracial relationships. When I was younger, it seemed like a myth or strange if a white person and black person dated each other, let alone get married and have children with each other. I grew up in the hood of Southwest Baltimore in the 90’s, the chances of you seeing an interracial couple on your block was about as high as you seeing a black president of the United States at that time. And since then, we now have a black president of the United States, so I guess it’s not that odd seeing interracial couples in abudance now. CNN has an article out recently and it basically says that interracial couples have increased since 2000. Here are some numbers they threw out:

“The number of interracial couples in the United States has reached an all-time high, with one in every 10 American opposite-sex married couples saying they’re of mixed races, according to the most recent Census data released Wednesday.

In 2000, that figure was about 7%.

The rate of interracial partnerships also is much higher among the unmarried, the 2010 Census showed.

About 18% of opposite-sex unmarried couples and 21% of same-sex unmarried partners identify themselves as interracial.”

So that means right now, basically 1 out of every 5 couples that are together are interracial. That seemed unheard of when I was growing up, but times have changed right? I think it’s beautiful that different races can be together amidst their differences and make it work and be happy. I have multiple friends that are or were in interracial relationships and even though I probably couldn’t be in one, I didn’t find it odd that they were in a interracial relationship. So based off of that, I know as a society we have come a far way, because Lord knows when I was younger, there was no chance I could bring a Caucasian woman home to my family. Or a Spanish woman. Or a Asian woman. Or any other woman that wasn’t African American basically. I don’t know how it is in other families, but I know with a lot of black families, when you come home and introduce them to your white girlfriend or spanish girlfriend or asian girlfriend for the first time, you probably are going to get the People’s Eyebrow from them. That’s the “where did you find her at?” face. Then you have to go through the whole talk of why you can’t deal with a nice black woman and are you sure this is what you want to do. They will ask you do you think her family is going to accept you, knowing you are a different race. These are just some of the tough questions that I was told through friends they were asked. I personally don’t know because I haven’t been through it. So it seems like it can be tough, so much respect to the interracial relationships that persevere through the obstacles that they have to go through.

But like I said at the top, nothing against all the other races of women in the world, but I LOVE BLACK WOMEN! Yes I do, yes I do, I love all of your complexions and your complexities. All of your shapes and curves. All of your confidence and all of your attitudes. Every black man isn’t like me though, I know for sure. They dibble and dabble in all the colors of the world hoping to find the right one to bring home to mama. And it’s cool though, because love is color blind and holds no boundaries. I just hope to those that do pursuit interracial dating, have families that’s accepting and caring and allow them and their partners to be happy together. Because happiness is the pursuit of everyone right? Or is it the pursuit of happiness? Wait a minute wasn’t that a movie or something, sorry I got off track… until next time y’all, I’m out like a fat chick in dodgeball.

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