This can sometimes translate into a lack of even that racism exists and is experienced by others.
A romantic relationship is supposed to provide a safe space for individuals to express their feelings and come to terms with their life experiences.
(“He’s not your typical Black guy.”) That, of course, is very problematic.
No relationship can be built on or sustained without acknowledgment, acceptance and respect: including the respect of the race and background of the person you are with. Your partner may be of another race, but your relationship does not exempt you from being racist or exploring White privilege.
Though we have legally progressed beyond such archaic beliefs, some 21 percent of Republican Alabama residents still believe that anti-miscegenation laws should be reenacted.
A similar poll conducted in Mississippi found that 29 percent of local Republicans held the same belief.
Another example of fetishization was egregiously displayed by Khloe Kardashian’s tweet about her Black husband’s “big hands,” her reveal of his penis size and more recently her statement that the Kardashians “only like Black cock.” And then there’s Jean-Paul Goude — the photographer behind the now infamous magazine cover of Kim Kardashian — who famously used his Black then-girlfriend, Grace Jones, to recreate hypersexualized/stereotyped imagery of Black women.
A relationship should be built on mutual respect of one another’s human dignity.So, if you’re someone who believes we live in a post-racial society because we have a Black president, you probably won’t be the best long-term partner for a person of color. Your partner is not the “exception to the rule.” The belief that men of color are “thugs” and thus somehow unworthy of white respect is a widespread belief that is often exploited by the media and politics.This creates bias towards Black and other minority men — a “rule” of inferiority — that is often deeply internalized by non-minorities.” This is an Actual Problem This is a problem and is becoming more of one.We can look at marriage statistics, and see that very few marriages are interracial, but the dating scene statistics are less clear.Such unions are most supported in the Western region of the United States, where 22 percent of new marriages are interracial.