I wanna be the first to admit my first boyfriend was a brown haired/blue eyed white boy from a rival high school. I’d gone to school with my “other” brother and sisters my entire life & I didn’t understand why I’d need to date within my own race. After all, most of my peers were not African American.
Anyways, when my freshman year of college came around I began to see one of our fair friends from South of the Border. That was the worst mistake I could have made. Even though, he was *ahem* Mexican, he felt that his fairer skin made him more superior to me despite what society might say.
I was over it. I immediately switched back and Black was all of a sudden the only way to go. At this point, I still feel that way, but I am beginning to notice that my brown skin brothers are not so much looking for what I’m looking for… at least not with me and that’s okay.
But do I really wanna switch back over to the other side? Does anyone find there are more merits to dating outside the race box or is it just too much trouble with side-eyes and blank stares?