And sometimes you surprise yourself and end up being attracted to someone you never thought you would be because they're not traditionally your “type." My white friend who is married to a black man said, “it's just him I fell in love with. " There's this stereotype that white women who date black guys are trying to “show off" or to make white men jealous of black men. Plus, all the males in my family are white and I have nothing but respect for them, so how can I think I'm better than them?The same goes for black men; their mothers and sisters are black, so they shouldn't think they are above black women by dating white women.Black people make up 14.4% of the American population, which means there are roughly 21.5 million black men living in America.Cut that number in half to account for the black children, now that's 10.75 million.These are just some observations I've made and they obviously do not apply to every interracial dating situation.
A white friend of mine who was dating a black guy in school (who is now her husband) says that she was quick to experience pushback, when she would hear things such as “she's taking our good men! There are plenty of black men who exclusively date black women and in those cases, white women don't have any sort of edge.
This doesn't mean that white girls who date black guys think that they're above black women.
This is not to say that white privilege doesn't exist, it just means that white women don't think they can automatically get a black guy just by virtue of being white.
Who can really keep up appearances for that long just to prove a point?
Yes, it's true that OKCupid did a study that showed that black women are less likely to get responses from any race, including black men.