Source: Why are black folks so infatuated with interracial dating? Of course, all black folks aren’t obsessed with interracial dating.
However, it seems like almost daily I come across a news post, and columns in magazines and blogs dedicated to black folks, speaking about the glory of dating outside of the black community.
So obviously these stories are very popular, which is why these publications continue to put them out. Let’s face it, no matter how far we think we have come in this society, as a race, too many of are still looking, waiting and idolizing the white savior.
After all, stories mean page clicks, and page clicks equates to dollars. Yet science says that some of the same problems we find within the community can also be found interracially: In fact, the rate of divorce and domestic violence is much higher within interracial relationships and the incidence of spousal homicide is 7.7 higher in interracial relationships than in monoracial relationships.
Just this week Dr Laura took a call from a black female caller married to a white man who wanted to know how to handle ignorant and racist remarks from his family and neighbors.Let’s face it: when it comes to reporting about “Jungle Fever,” this virus is only at epidemic proportions in the African American press.But while the topic has no doubt been beaten to death by the black media there are still no shortages of articles directed towards interracial relationships.Consequently, higher education leaders have the opportunity to support Black women in their quest to establish a healthy identity by providing educational opportunities within co-curricular and academic contexts to meet the needs of this unique population of students. The implementation of culturally relevant interactive workshops, case studies, and conversations focused on the positive contributions and value of Black women may aid them as they wrestle with relationship issues during the crucial process of developing a salubrious evolving identity.