It’s time to have an honest, open discussion about interracial relationships.No, I don’t mean gabbing about the latest drama between Olivia and Fitz.Reid had talked about the challenge on the radio and publicly accepted the service’s offer.She agreed to be featured in a news release announcing that she would go on a series of blind dates with four New York-area bachelors of all races, including African-Americans. In this day and age, some people are vehemently against the idea of a woman of color going out with men of other backgrounds.
Image Source: Sometimes your crew doesn’t do any better. So why not try out “N***a” in a rap song or join you when you complain about how “black people are always…” But even several years in, things can get awkward pretty quickly.Unlike other dating experts, hers is a success story. Here’s what she had to say: Candice: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you’ve become an advocate for interracial couples?Christelyn: As with most advocacy, my motivation comes from having my own experiences.When I started dating my husband back in 1999, there was absolutely no place, discussion or support for Black women who were dating and/or married interracially.Necessity is the mother of invention when it comes to the work I do!He’s on the red carpet all the time, beaming his veneered athlete/actor/rapper/singer/politician/preacher/high-ranking successful professional guy smile, hand-in-hand with his prized possession.This dude wants the world to see how much he’s come up since he switched from .Clearly his upgrade from the Tanishas, Shaquanas and La Toyas he crushed on in elementary school, took to dances and proms as a teenager and maybe even smashed in his college dorm room, this fair maiden is a personification of every piece of social conditioning he’s internalized since he was old enough to watch a MTV music video.You know about this guy already (cough, cough Ochofreakin’cinco).Whether they’re instantly suspect or think he’s cool, he better prepare for some teasing. Their personal struggles have nothing to do with you. Image Source: You are a smart, attractive, well-educated black woman.You wince every time they call him “the white boy” or ask why he likes chocolate, but you’ll just have to talk to them about that later. He’s going to feel some sort of way if he finds out you’ve been spilling his tea in the street. You should really be dating a smart, attractive, well-educated black man. Image Source: Sometimes brothers take it hard when they see you out with someone for the other team.