According to reports, black men have a higher rate of interracial marriage than black women, which means it’s more common, and yet it also launches more racist backlash.
While bigots focus on tearing down the significance of the family in the Cheerios commercials, advertisements featuring white men with nonwhite women are overlooked.
The data launched a thousand blog posts and articles, some urging black women to date outside of their race in order to find more mates.
The idea is that the more educated or the more successful black women become, the fewer opportunities they have to date black men, and therefore, they should expand their dating pool.
MSNBC president Phil Griffin issued an apology, which Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus accepted.
My friend likes black girls, but he doesn’t like them too dark!
Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter.
The racist backlash against seeing a black man with a white woman was so severe that Cheerios had to disable comments on its You Tube account.
America’s history is rich with fear of black male sexuality, as evidenced in cultural markers such as the silent film Birth of a Nation and the brutal death of Emmett Till, a teenager accused of whistling at a white woman.
However, the interracial pairing of a black woman with a white man doesn’t seem to raise the same kind of alarms.