Professional black women dating blue collar men
He teaches me about German beer and soccer chants; I familiarize him with my Caribbean culture and Jamaican cuisine.Together, we like to listen to Lauryn Hill’s music and watch soul-stirring documentaries on incarceration.Even when I have expressed romantic interest in black guys, it has always been a futile effort.
How can I support the advancement of black people if I have never let down my walls for a black man myself?He was wearing a professional outfit, leather dress shoes and a brown wool houndstooth coat with the collar popped. However, as I strolled past this man’s cart full of baby wipes, pullup diapers, fresh fruit and his own box of Rice Krispies, I felt an immense amount of guilt.I am a black woman who has never dated a black man, and most days I don’t think twice about that.But sometimes, like when I encounter a well-dressed family man with a mutual love for certain breakfast cereals, I wonder if I am failing my people.After all, 50 years ago in many states it was still illegal for us to marry anyone who was not also black. Although race relations are still far from perfect, I acknowledge the steps toward inclusion that we’ve made.