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Interracial dating and marriage are more popular today than they have ever been.
And although a Black woman was at the center of the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage between Blacks and Whites in America, Black women seem to be not only less likely to marry non-Black men, but less likely to marry at all. Most of the conversations I have with Black women about dating and relationships include a deeper conversation about how, , Black women need to engage in more interracial dating.
Years ago, I read that Asian men are also less likely to marry non-Asian women, and are also less likely to be married overall.
What's really missing from these kinds articles are the voices of non-Black men...
He contends, "Yeah, and I think [ideas about desirability and otherness are] influenced by our culture and media, and our history." As a Black woman, these kinds of conversations on desirability and otherness are a bit taxing and a quite hurtful. What's also very real is new trends in Black women dating Asian men--not because each feels undesirable to the world, but because each are desirable to one another.
According to various studies, millennials certainly see race much differently than every previous generation in the US.
Nine out of 10 of them would be fine with people in their circles dating someone outside their race or ethnicity.
In an article titled The Unmarriables: Why Black Women and Asian Men Should Date, Lauretta Charlton explores why Black women and Asian men, who seem to be less chosen, should get to choosing each other.
In her exposé, Charlton interviews casting director and star of the web series Model Files Preston Chaunsumlit (whose mother is Filipino and whose father is Chinese Thai) on the subject.
Shasha Laperf, who runs the My Husband Is Asian blog, is also sick of Black women being blamed for being single and called less attractive.