One-liners

The Date Race. 

If you restrict yourself from dating certain races, does that make you racist? 

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9 thoughts on “The Date Race. ”

  1. Very pertinent question! I love this. It’s such a great way to think about the situation.

    I grew up in an era where girls dated outside their race just to prove that they weren’t racist. And I was asked, repeatedly, by guys of other races if I ever found their types appealing… (my sassy response was, “when I see one, I will be sure to let you know…”).

    But… even now, 20 years later, my kids don’t have a very diverse group of friends (and that saddens me… I think they are missing out…). Here’s a question for my generation: how many friends do you have outside your race or culture – and how comfortable are you with them, and they with you?

    I have a friend of another race… and my goal, every time we get together, is always, “Can we make it through this night without mentioning race?” We always fail. One of us will inevitably make a racial comment or observation. It’s impossible. All it takes is a sideways glance from someone, or a story about something the day before… thankfully, we are always able to laugh.

    Oh, and I can’t answer that question. lol. Only you can! 😉

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    1. Thanks for the great response! And yeah. It always comes up in conversation. It’s good to converse about those types of things though!

      I’m at a university where I’m the only black student in all of my classes and you can just see a lot of them never really interacted with a minority before coming to college. It’s crazy. It does do something to you and your mind being exposed to a plethora of different types of people- the one thing I love about public schools.

      And the answer to this, it’s all about “you” the readers and what they think. This one-liner was inspired by a meme I saw on Facebook that said what race do you prefer to date? And I’m like you shouldn’t pick one race to date. That’s eradicating a whole racial population of people. Like, why? Every person is different. A type I would understand. You just so happen to end up with a certain type. But to just pick someone based on what race they are is crazy. But does it make people racist? Only the picker knows if they are or not.

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      1. Great meme then! 🙂

        By the way… I graduated from an HBCU. I got used to the looks of, “Who’s that white lady think she is?” lol. They got used to me after a while… and hopefully I left a positive impression.

        And agreed… limiting yourself isn’t the way. Personality, wit/humor, smarts, eyes… all the important stuff. Race? Whatever… 🙂

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    1. That is so beautifully put, “I’ve dated the rainbow”. 😁

      I just remember once this girl was like I can’t date a black person. I’m like ouch. Why? Lol. Or even people saying they want to date a white guys because they’re good guys. Race cannot be generalized.

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