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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Interracial Dating

A formspringer suggested: "I think you should do a blog about interracial relationships"

Ask and you shall receive :-)

It has taken me a long time, and many blog posts to really refine how I feel about interracial relationships. I have finally nailed down that I don't have a problem with interracial relationships except when the following is true:

The person dates outside of their race because they feel like women/men of their race are not good enough for them.

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The person dates outside of their race because they feel like a woman/man of another race boosts their position in society.

In sum, I don't have a problem with interracial relationships when the reasoning for them is not self hate. I have a HUGE problem when someone dates outside of their race, or refuses to date within their race because they have a deep seeded feeling of inferiority about who they are.

You don't know how long it has taken me to nail down my feelings on this topic.
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  1. Nothing wrong with a little cream in the coffee lol

    Mr. Anonymous

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  2. That's very interesting, LaNeshe. Why did it take you so long to figure out your feelings? I know a lot of BW have some resistance to this topic and I wonder if yours follows the lines of some I identified in my book (Don't Bring Home A White Boy and Other Notions That Keep Black women from Dating Out). If you're willing to share, I'd be really interested in your thoughts. I always like to have input from smart people about this subject! Good blog! KUTGW!

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  3. @Karyn, I'd love to share my thought process with you. How do I contact you?

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  4. Facebook friend me-- karyn folan. Or you can send me a note through my website: www.karynlanghorne.com

    Looking forward to hearing more from you!

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