Australian interracial dating
) This recent SMH article describes a group of Aboriginal artists as “black,” though the skin color of the artist they use to illustrate the article is quite fair.
Yet to my American eye, this article is so wonderful — and strange — because of the way it describes a fair-skinned musician as black without at all indicating that there’s any strangeness about that.
But social media continues to let us know that prejudice thinking individuals are still alive and well.
When news broke that Serena Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, a White man, as usual, folks got to talking.
I hate to say it, but every time a Black woman—or man for that matter—gets engaged to a member of another race or ethnicity, prejudice and racist folks alike come a stomping. But to outright judge a celebrity who you do not know…and frankly fellas, had a VERY small chance of snagging is just ridiculous.
I used to think that these types of sentiments were limited to White, Anglo Saxon individuals who grew up in minuscule towns, but as I mature, I’m learning that a “separate but equal” mentality thrives in America and beyond– regardless of your race—especially when it comes to love and marriage. Understand one thing: everyone has the power of CHOICE.
She’s had relationships with more than a few brothas…and hell, it didn’t pan out. Not saying a brotha couldn’t snag her for the long haul, but it wasn’t like she didn’t give yal a chance.
Plus, who Serena Williams, or any woman who you aren’t dating for that matter, has NOTHING to do with you.
I encourage black women to seek out opportunities for love in Australia and New Zealand. I’ve read enough of the work of my colleagues who do work in Brazil, and I’ve lived in Venezuela (where the racial imaginary is closer to that of Brazil than to that of the U.I still don’t know that much about how Australians imagine blackness.(Maybe that’s because Australia is more about imagining whiteness than blackness?A reader asks: Mike’s reply: We’re very casual about relationships over here.We have a history of immigration from all over the world (my Father’s side is Croatian, and my Mother’s is Scots/Irish), so diversity is a given in all of our cities.