Skepticism towards black men/white women relationships is a longstanding and well-documented part of our cultural fabric in America. I'm not a "black man" who "dates white women." I'm a person.
I have my own unique experiences and some of them include having dated women who are white, but because interracial dating is such a historically tense and loaded subject, it's hardly ever looked at with any understanding or compassion for the people personally involved.
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The couple divorced in 1988, and nine years later, De Niro married African-American actress and singer Grace Hightower.
A new generation of famous interracial couples are popping up in the entertainment industry and even collaborating professionally.
I am not dating a N*gger,' the 20-year-old aspiring social worker stated in her blog post before launching into a poetic tirade praising her boyfriend's numerous good qualities.
Courting controversy: Before long, death threats and vile comments about Ashlyn and Ra'Montea's interracial relationship started pouring in.
The concept of a black man in a relationship with a white woman is a "thing" that people have an opinion on, and that opinion comes with an entire set of stereotypes, fueled by racist ideology, a complicated past, and sometimes even pop culture.