Though racial microaggressions are felt by every marginalized group within the dating realm, I am building upon my own personal experiences with heterosexual, cisgender white men to offer suggestions on how to ease racial tensions that may arise in a white man/black woman pairing.Once, I was at a bar with friends when two white men approached me.
While we know our society is ripe with stereotypes, we just hope for a day when a blogger like Funky Brown Chick won't have to write a list titled How To Date A Black Woman to quiet all those who incessantly ask her. But don't (and this should be a rule when dating anyone) pretend you are looking for something serious when really all you want is to add Black Woman (or whatever race) to your sex resume."There are plenty of places and opportunities to do that," she says. She says, "When dating someone from a background other than your own, be prepared to brush up against ideas that may or may not run counter to your beliefs. Try to avoid seeing this as some sort of racial science experiment.
Last time we checked, a black woman was still a woman. In that case, resist the urge to think your way is automatically 'right' and theirs is 'different' (read: 'wrong'). You're on a date, remember, with another human being, remember.
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This one's embarrassing, but some poor misguided folks have dated Funky Brown Chick and morphed into a walking, talking Black Appreciation Parade. She cautions against sticking your foot in your mouth when faced with a differing opinion.