One of my co-workers has a beautiful personality, she is genuinely a happy and care free person. Some of the things she says are not always socially just and I told her I would love to put her as my blog topic to which she obliged. Not only does she say things that are not socially just but they are also outrageously ridiculous to societal standards, like talking about your poop, but we always get a good laugh out of it.
As a black, Irish American women, she said something that peaked my interest. As we usually do on our shift we talk about our romantic interests. She expressed how she hates men who say,
Due to her overwhelming sense of confidence (which I love) she quickly followed that up with, “but then they meet me.”
My question to anyone who proclaims this, no gender specification (refer to my post about gender), why? Why would you not date someone because of their race?
It is very simple, WHY!? Is this because people stereotype by race and assume that all black girls are a certain way? I would imagine this is part of the case. Or is it all visual preference? Please tell me it is not because ‘races have to stay together.’ I have heard this argument, mostly from the older generations but have never believed it to be valid.
Diversity is a beautiful thing and you can’t help who you fall in love with; gender, race, class, whatever. If you don’t like someone that is fine because part of love is physical attraction but not liking someone or exclaiming that you won’t date someone because of their race is uncalled for and unnecessary.
If you don’t date black girls or know someone who has said this, I want to know their reasoning behind it, if it changed or would ever change if you met the right person. Let’s keep this discussion going! Comment below, please answer my question as to why!