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But this message, much as it as meant to protect, does suggest that black women don't have the same choice as black men.
I also think, however, that the black community RELIES on black women.
I know it seems quite a hypocritical position to take (pot calling the kettle black!
) - but I wonder if those relationships - on the meta-level - do not perpetuate some of the racialized myths your book seems to discredit. The white wife as the ultimate marker of achieving success?
Some kids have a hard time, some sail through-- just like any other adolescents.
But I also think there is something to be said about the way in which gender, stereotypes and our nation's history (where black boys were lynched for looking at white women) has impacted the makeup of black/white relationships. There were actually quite a few women I interviewed for Don't Bring Home A White Boy who expressed your exact sentiments: they resented black men with white wives.
We need to make sure we have stable loving relationships with our spouses. I appreciate your perspective and wonder if I could ask what your thoughts are on the statistic quoted in the article regarding the percentage of black men with white women (I believe 73% of black/white relationships? As a person who is currently in a serious relationship with a white man, I embrace your motto!
However I often find myself criticizing successful black men who seem to only date white women.
_______________________ Arlington, VA: What effect, if any, does an inter-racial marriage have upon the children that result?
Karyn Folan: Hello, I talked to several experts-- social psychologists and others who have studied or worked with the children of interracial unions.