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The sister Lecia Michelle wrote, “Dear White Women married to Black Men, we didn’t give you a Black Card.” An article written by Lecia Michelle. The interracial relationship between Blacks and Whites started way before the founding of America. On plantations, in the South, so as in the East, and, perhaps, sometimes the Northern part of the United States, slave masters were having babies with enslaved African women and disowning them.Because of this, Americans who claimed that they are full “White” may have “BLACK” in them than what their outer appearance shows.Growing up in New Hampshire didn’t prevent me from making friends or dating guys who weren’t white.I felt a certain pride in hanging out with people who were Dominican, Indonesian, Laos, Filipino, Hispanic, etc. My parents taught me good morals, like not judging others by their appearance, though I did have to keep my jaw clenched when I visited relatives.Gay, bisexual, straight, transgender, black, white, Asian, it was there and it was beautiful. “I can’t believe you dumped me for a n*%$#@.” Telling your parents about your new boyfriend is hard enough when his skin is the same color as yours, but it becomes even more difficult when he is at the opposite end of the color spectrum as you.All it took was one semester for me to breakup with my high school boyfriend and fall completely in love with a guy from my dorm. I called my mother up to tell her about my new boyfriend, and nervously came clean with the statement “I’m Seeing Someone New And He’s Black!They would ask me about the “colored kids” at my job as a camp counselor and spoke the word “bi-racial” in hushed tones, as if it were something to be ashamed of.
While some people smiled at us as we held hands in D. or walked side by side around the Inner Harbor, others just stared with disapproving eyes.Let’s get to the question: Why do White Women Love, Dates, or Married Black men? You don’t get an honorary Black card, black membership, or Black pass. It’s not to overstep or silence Black people who have a voice or act as if one knows all about “BLACK-AMERICA,” all just because one is sleeping with a (brother) brotha.If one throws this question at the (Black women) sisters, you’ll get some of these answers:1. For if you don’t speak up now, yes, your bi-racial babies with that Black man will face racism and some form of discrimination in their lives.I began receiving attention from darker skinned guys, one even proclaiming with a wink that he had “never had a white girl before” as if conquering a white girl is some badge of honor or just something to check off a list.Dating a black man is not the same as dating a white man.