If you are (like me) hunched over the computer screen this Saturday, when you know DAMN WELL you need to go shower, brush your teeth and interact with your fellow humans, but can’t seem to tear yourself away from your evil, computerized tool for Satan, here’s the good news: Resident head-shrinker extraordinaire, Dr. Linda Young, just posted an entry on Psychology Today about how African-American women and Asian men should hook the hell up already.
There’s some interesting commentary going on too. And don’t worry, no one there will be able to smell your breath.
Unequal Love Across The Color Line
When looking for love, black women and Asian men have something big in common.
Published on August 13, 2010
Stories about black women, marriage and interracial relationships have always generated controversy, strong opinions and stereotyped assumptions. Just this week Dr Laura took a call from a black female caller married to a white man who wanted to know how to handle ignorant and racist remarks from his family and neighbors. Schlessinger said “If youâ€™re that hypersensitive about color and donâ€™t have a sense of humor donâ€™t marry out of your race”.
The other day I got a comment from â€œBrendaâ€ about my High-Achieving Black Women and Marriage: Not Choosing Or Not Chosen? piece in which I supported openness to interracial partners. She said: â€œwas this whole article to help you rationalize why some young stud couldnt be bothered with you?â€ Wow, not only is she waaaaaaay off, but her comment reminded me of the darts that are also aimed at Asian men when they wonder if theyâ€™re being sidelined in love. Black women and Asian men have some things in common in this arena so today I want to dig deeper into interracial relationships and the interesting ground that black women and Asian men share.
Read more on Psychology Today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-in-limbo/201008/unequal-love-across-the-color-line