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Old 10-17-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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The media generally holds up white women (models, etc.) as the ideal form of feminine beauty and black males (athletes, etc,) as the ideal of masculine beauty.

Thus I am not surprised that White Woman/Black man is the dominant form of interracial couple.


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Why ?
It's the opposite in Europa ( white man / black woman)

 
Old 10-17-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Some of this seems new. If you look at the census in 1960 white/black relationships were even or even slightly more likely to be white-man/black-woman. I know in my Dad's generation, in the South, white guys having black mistresses was much less surprising than white women having a black guy. I wouldn't say it was approved of exactly, but the "purity of white women" was more the issue for them. Also a white guy could more easily deny any children produced in such dalliances. Go back to slavery and that's even more true. There actually were slave men who had relations with a female member of the master's family (in one seventeenth century case a black male slave apparently had relations with his male Master, but that's a different thing) but that was way way more discouraged.

Of course the white-guy/black-gal relationships of those days often had a bit of a power-disparity. I imagine many of the white guys who got into them were quite racist, Strom Thurmond was at least somewhat racist when he had his affair with a black woman. I almost wonder if maybe that left a bit of a "tainted image" to that combination at least in some places.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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I live in Portland, Oregon (itself not exactly a hotbed of diversity) and I have several friends that are couples made up of white males and black females. My best friend and his wife(an example of the afformentioned relationship) just had a beautiful daughter. And as white male myself I've dated black females before.

It's somewhat rare, but it's becoming more common in this day and age as old stigmas about interacial dating fade. NPR had a recent story about this--noting how black men are three times more likely to marry interacially then black women are. ISO Black Women Looking For Interracial Love : NPR

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so its true that black girls/white american guys couples still don't exist in LA and Usa in general?
No, it's not true
 
Old 10-17-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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This topic is almost too much of a "third rail" to touch, but here's my 2 cents:

The two white man/black woman couples I've known both met in the military. And these were southern good old boys.

The way I size that up - the military life forces people to interact, both on and off duty, with others of all races. That's something that doesn't happen in civilian life for most people. Add in the higher percentage of blacks (especially black women) in the military compared to civilian life. Top it off with the skewed male/female ratio, with guys chasing anything in a skirt, and you get a much higher chance of a WM/BF combo than in the everyday world.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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I live in Portland, Oregon (itself not exactly a hotbed of diversity) and I have several friends that are couples made up of white males and black females. My best friend and his wife(an example of the afformentioned relationship) just had a beautiful daughter. And as white male myself I've dated black females before.

It's somewhat rare, but it's becoming more common in this day and age as old stigmas about interacial dating fade. NPR had a recent story about this--noting how black men are three times more likely to marry interacially then black women are. ISO Black Women Looking For Interracial Love : NPR



No, it's not true
Even with that stat, the percentage of Black men that marry "outside of their race" is only something like 8.4%, with only something like 6.6% of Black men being married to a White female. Here's some interesting stats: Black African American Demographics Population
 
Old 10-17-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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This topic is almost too much of a "third rail" to touch, but here's my 2 cents:

The two white man/black woman couples I've known both met in the military. And these were southern good old boys.

The way I size that up - the military life forces people to interact, both on and off duty, with others of all races. That's something that doesn't happen in civilian life for most people. Add in the higher percentage of blacks (especially black women) in the military compared to civilian life. Top it off with the skewed male/female ratio, with guys chasing anything in a skirt, and you get a much higher chance of a WM/BF combo than in the everyday world.
I totally agree, as I saw that in the military too. Then, you have to add the fact that many military guys are stationed overseas. For instance, I know that Black men get a lot of love from the women in Germany. Same with Korea, but that's regardless of race.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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Some of this seems new. If you look at the census in 1960 white/black relationships were even or even slightly more likely to be white-man/black-woman. I know in my Dad's generation, in the South, white guys having black mistresses was much less surprising than white women having a black guy. I wouldn't say it was approved of exactly, but the "purity of white women" was more the issue for them. Also a white guy could more easily deny any children produced in such dalliances. Go back to slavery and that's even more true. There actually were slave men who had relations with a female member of the master's family (in one seventeenth century case a black male slave apparently had relations with his male Master, but that's a different thing) but that was way way more discouraged.

Of course the white-guy/black-gal relationships of those days often had a bit of a power-disparity. I imagine many of the white guys who got into them were quite racist, Strom Thurmond was at least somewhat racist when he had his affair with a black woman. I almost wonder if maybe that left a bit of a "tainted image" to that combination at least in some places.
All of this is true, as my parents who are from Mississippi and South Carolina have seen this.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Probably the rarest, but I don't know where you would find data to bear it out.
 
Old 10-17-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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while i have a friend who is black only dates white men because she says that black arent emotional enough for her but it seem as if her relationships never work but its never the guys its her and her issues that my heart though. see in the south its extremely rare to see more black women and white i think some white are very intimidated by black women or maybe some black women are intimidated because of other people... or history aint it a b****
 
Old 10-17-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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black girls/white american guys couples dont exist only in the south but also in every part of Usa cause i live in LA,lived in Ny and DC and i've never seen a bf/wm couple in general, and when i heard of them on the net the white guys involved are always foreign born, never american.
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