Men who have protected and supported me through some of the darkest days of my life. I might even spend an evening charming some former frat bros at the bar for my personal amusement. It was just there in the back of my mind: I can hang out, work with, live next to and even call white men friends, but I don’t date them. Made me feel a bit hypocritical and narrow-minded, two states I actively work to avoid. One is named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army. Both are men I would trust to raise and protect my son should the need arise. Or wonder whether Justin Timberlake’s prowess on the dance floor translated into, well, other areas. It was not a hard-and-fast rule, as in: I don’t date white guys.Two men allegedly raped a woman in Claremont, California, to teach her that white women "don't mean s**t." The alleged rapists are currently on the loose.
All seem no more or less happy than other couples I know.
I had no good reason why white guys were off my romantic radar.
And, then there are the unspoken questions once inherent in any semi-intimate interaction with a white guy: Do you want to date me as a way to stick it to grandma?
Will my “ Richard Tanne’s film “Southside with You” tells the story of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.
I love arguing about whether “Love Jones” or “Love and Basketball” was the greatest Black love story of the ’90s. But of course eventually I entered a relationship with him because it only made sense. My family slowly began to pick up on the fact that this was more than a collection of dates and did not necessarily approve. Though I never felt “inferior” throughout the course of our relationship, race was an issue.