Black and white gay men dating
What kind of social repercussions will they face from not only outside of the relationship, but within a relationship, as well? Years down the line, when I started partying in the streets of West Hollywood, it was obvious that although we played for the same team, there was a division of race, culture and attitude between gay men.How do you explain certain social injustices when the person you love has always viewed the world through a different lens. When I decided to try the swirl when it came to dating, my eyes were opened to a whole other level of judgment from my both peers and onlookers. Not even having met me yet, my yellow skin led him to the conclusion that I couldn't be black even after I told him I was.
Especially with everything that is happening with #Black Lives Matter, racial tension is at an all time high for the 21st century.
Women who state they only want to find a nice, kind, man say that they have no real physical preferences … According to Christian Rudder’s OKCupid blog, stats from 2014 show that 82 per cent of non-black men on OKCupid show some bias against black women.
Similarly, Asian men’s dating profiles are consistently rated the lowest by single women using online dating sites. “Attractiveness is a very haphazard dish that can’t be boiled down to height or skin colour, but Asian men are told that regardless of what the idyllic mirepoix is or isn’t, we just don’t have the ingredients,” television host Eddie Huang recently wrote in the New York Times.“The structural emasculation of Asian men in all forms of media became a self-fulfilling prophecy that produced an actual abhorrence to Asian men in the real world.”Pop culture is a window into desire.
The way my friends digested it was even more eye opening.
I rarely brought him around my young black queer friends. My friends viewed him as the paycheck he wasn't and solely because of that, I was apparently living the good life.