Methodist views interracial dating
If she wants to be married, have children, etc., the numbers just aren’t in her favor to remain exclusive to Black men.Why is it “problematic” to open yourself up to other men who might love you?The story claims the majorities of African American churches are segregated and are starting to lose financial stability because of it.The article mentions that most churches experience that same type of challenges when deciding on expanding their congregations.The internet has been an absolute boon for people who are open to dating interracially.Places online like Interracial Dating allows for men and women to take all the guess work out of wondering whether or not a non-Black person is open to them.
So I decided to talk to interracial relationship expert, Christelyn Karazin, Brand Ambassador for Interracial Dating Central.com, who gave her thoughts on the subject and why she is an interracial dating advocate particularly for Black women.
Candice: There seems to be a stronger reaction to Black men who date outside their race than Black women who do the same. But when men do the same, it’s often seen as a betrayal. Christelyn: Actually, I’ve experienced that in the reverse.
Historically, Black men have been dating and marrying interracially at higher rates than Black women for the last 40 years.
Since Black women have been hesitant to date interracially for so long, I do consider it “progress” that many of them are discovering that different races of men are willing to love and cherish them. Candice: Something I’ve also noticed lately is that more of my Black female friends have begun to look outside their race specifically due to their frustrations with dating Black men.
I feel like this approach could be a bit problematic (because I don’t believe race determines the quality of man).It’s time to have an honest, open discussion about interracial relationships.