Black women are dating white men

White men have the privilege of not having to actively think about their intersections of race and gender, which is starkly different from black women’s realities.

A white man must be willing to work toward a better understanding of how race and gender intersect differently for everyone, and he must also be prepared to speak out against the injustices that their partners will endure.This is not a game to us, nor is it something we can ignore.Our race and gender affects the way we carry ourselves, and this uncomfortable mindfulness is something that white men simply cannot relate to.Though racial microaggressions are felt by every marginalized group within the dating realm, I am building upon my own personal experiences with heterosexual, cisgender white men to offer suggestions on how to ease racial tensions that may arise in a white man/black woman pairing.Once, I was at a bar with friends when two white men approached me.

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