Kellina Craig-Henderson, professor of psychology at Howard University, discussed her new book, Black Men in Interracial Relationships," which examines the role race plays in relationships between black men and women of other races.
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My African American grandfather migrated to Mexico looking for work in 1890.
He learned Spanish and met and married my Mexican grandmother before coming back to the U. The history of mixture is similar on my father's side and the family into which I married.
I believe is it counterproductive and a point of unnecessary stress for African American women to agonize over this issue.
As African American women we need to channel these feelings and understand them.
There are Black men out there for us if we are willing to think outside the box - I did not say compromise our values and principles - but we may find partners where we least expect.
-And- possibly entertain the idea that our partner may be someone who is not Black.Kellina Craig-Henderson: Yes, I agree, and you are very fortunate to have had so many diverse experiences.I believe that the source of a lot of anger (on both sides) are the stereotypes people have about others. After doing so, I think you'll find that the issue and discussion as I have treated it is not about being an angry Black woman. C.: What are the true statistics of black men dating non-white women?I have seen stats that claim it's roughly 5%, but anecdotal evidence makes it appear much more significant than that.Kellina Craig-Henderson: US census data tells us that of the estimated 246,000 B/W marriages that took place in 1992, more than half were between Black men and White women.Although more recent trends reflect an increase in the numbers of Black women in these types of interracial relationships, the numbers of Black men's involvement continues to outpace that of Black women.