My dad is of mixed European ancestry and self-identifies as White, and my mom is half Puerto Rican and half Italian and identifies as multi-racial (however, she acknowledges that she can oftentimes pass for White and as such does benefit from White privilege).
I grew up in a predominantly White area and was one of the only Asian American students for the entirety of my grammar and high school career.
Because, as a people who have historically received so much hatred, we, Black women and men, so desperately deserve love and respect.
Here are the common issues Black men mention as to why they decide to not date Black women, where the issues stem from and how both sides can own up and fix them.
My name is Tim and I recently saw a Youtube video you had posted wherein you interviewed Asian men and Black American women in NYC about their thoughts regarding interracial dating and marriage.
From there I found your other video to which I am responding.
And you can bet your ass that learning to game them as a man of a different race didn’t happen over night.
What if we started thinking of solutions, instead of just the problems?
First, I would just like to commend you for the outstanding work you have done and thank you for navigating these issues of race in the way that you do.
It is never easy to tackle since everyone’s feelings and opinions regarding their own background as well as the backgrounds of others oftentimes vary greatly; however, your honest engagement and down-to-earth personality make all the difference.
More accurately, some Americans are fatigued by feeling continually, beyond their point of comfort and tolerance, “forced” to think and talk about race, while other Americans are fatigued by the maddening lack of progress coming from having thought and talked about race their entire lives.
Regardless of whether your life up until this point has been largely defined by having to think about race all the time, or having the privilege of never considering race much at all, it’s undeniably true that the issue is arguably more palpable and unavoidable at this moment.