Why is it “problematic” to open yourself up to other men who might love you?
No one is suggesting Black women avoid black men altogether. We’ve been trying to “work through our issues” for over a century.
” or Lonwabo, or Sibu, or Kate because she grew up with a white family. If you stick with it, you’ll get to meet her family, where the same scenario will play itself out times a hundred. Cultural ceremonies are basically extended talk shops where the okes – the men, mostly – get to showcase their thousand-year-old debating skills.
African culture is basically a massive, continent-wide Toastmaster’s club.
When I started dating my husband back in 1999, there was absolutely no place, discussion or support for Black women who were dating and/or married interracially.
Marriageable Black women outnumber marriageable Black men by the millions.
Yet we’re statistically the least likely to date interracially. My goal is to encourage Black women to exercise all of their options. Discount no one because of melanin, or lack thereof. Candice: What advice would you offer women who don’t date interracially because of what people might think? I know a few women who would never date interracially, despite the knowledge that men of other races are interested in them.
So I decided to talk to interracial relationship expert, Christelyn Karazin, Brand Ambassador for Interracial Dating Central.com, who gave her thoughts on the subject and why she is an interracial dating advocate particularly for Black women.
Unlike other dating experts, hers is a success story. Here’s what she had to say: Candice: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you’ve become an advocate for interracial couples?