About 20 people participated in the conversation. The moderator started the conversation by asking how many people in the crowd were in or had been in an interracial relationship. Nine people raised their hands, but when the moderator asked how many people had a problem with interracial relationships, no one came forward. Following a talk show clip of two women arguing about the merits of interracial relationships, hands shot up around the room. People thought both parties were basing their arguments largely on generalizations. The next clip was of a black man who said he refused to date black women because they are too aggressive. Initially, his statements got laughter from the audience, but that soon turned to more severe reactions as time passed.
Coming of Age Online
The Dutch are at it again apparently; this must be the umpteenth post we've done that's centered on some racially-questionable Dutch film, TV series, or magazine article; and my guess is that it wont be the last An email I received from Quinsy Gario who runs the blog Roetinheteten. We posted his review of the controversial Dutch film Only Decent People , last year. A Dutch production company is making a show about white women who have jungle fever. They're going to put the women in an apartment and get black guys for them to date. As theyr'e doing this they're also going to study the multicultural society of Amsterdam's black neighborhood The Bijlmer.
The reading this week mentioned that OkCupid white users typically like to date other white users, while Asian and Hispanic female users seek out white male mates. This article is clearly out of date. Its a personal preference, or even an unintended coincidence, or maybe in some cases a concious descision. It is interesting in that typically women are fetishized online, but in this case men are fetishized. Sure, there are people who must only prefer to date certain races but I do not believe this is prominent. Interracial marriages are everywhere now and I think it is inevitable in the future. The twitter account is definitely run by males, while I found some of the things posted on the site entertaining, a lot of the pictures and videos were affensive and vulgar.
As an audible buzz of recognition traveled from table to table, my group, restrained stargazers all, managed to surreptitiously turn our heads toward the handsome celebrity without sacrificing one iota of our collective cool. We moaned and groaned in unison, rolling our eyes heavenward. We gnashed our teeth in harmony and made ugly faces. For the 10,th time we lamented the perfidy of black men and cursed trespassing white women who dared to "take our men. The fact that I am married to my second black husband didn't lessen the fervor of my rage one bit. Before lunch was over I had a headache, indigestion and probably elevated blood pressure. In retrospect, I think I may have shortened my life considerably. For many African-American women, the thought of black men, particularly those who are successful, dating or marrying white women is like being passed over for the prom by the boy we consider our steady date, causing us pain, rage and an overwhelming sense of betrayal and personal rejection. When asked why they are with white women, most black men explain that they just happened to fall in love. Others say that they consider white women more docile and obedient than feisty black women.