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Though Black men are still twice as likely as Black women to date outside their race, it seems more and more of us are becoming open to dating beyond the color line.
It's complicated Toya Lachon, 43, of Washington, D.
READ: More Than 700 Incidents Of Hate And Racism Reported In Wake Of Trump’s Election “Over the past year, I’ve fought so hard to make my parents see Michael as a human being instead of just someone who is African American,” she writes.
“I’ve advocated as best I know how.” The decision led Dowdle to create a Go Fund Me page to support her first-year tuition for college, receiving over ,000.
"I knew we were going to have struggles as an interracial couple. He was willing to give up those relatives."Eventually some relatives came around and even danced at the wedding. They didn't attend the marriage ceremony, and Michael hasn't spoken to them in two years.The immediate thought for many is, With all the gorgeous, accomplished Black women available, why didn't he choose one of us?So it's no wonder we're thrilled for Black women who have found love—no matter the ethnicity of their partner.In an interview with the , her father, Bill Dowdle said the only issue he might have with his daughter dating a black man is due to the strained interracial views in the South.He adds that the basis for his decision to cut her off was also due to her privileged upbringing, and “it became obvious that she needed to go out in the world and grow up.” Her father adds that he and his wife will always accept whoever their daughter decides to date, but took offense when she began to see Michael and a former boyfriend in secret.
When the former professional athlete announced his engagement to his college sweetheart, Trayce, a White woman, some of the ladies in his family did not hesitate to express their disappointment."It was hard for them," says Hargrove. When they found out I was getting married to a White woman, it was, "They're taking all our good men. ""Hargrove comes from a military family and says he grew up in diverse environments, including living in Germany for four years and moving to California when he was 15."Interracial relationships are all over the West Coast, so I could see a successful Black woman not be able to find that good Black man, in a sense.