Patters of interracial dating
I was [at Princeton University], in sociology, seeing all these other white women that I was friends with dating, and I was also friends with black women and we weren’t dating.
We weren’t hooking up, nothing was happening with us.
It has to do with the ways in which black femininity has always been pitted against white femininity as a way to strengthen white supremacy and to justify black women’s oppression in the United States.
Patricia Hill-Collins says it best, when black women assertively protest their oppression, they are called loud, angry, independent, strong.
It’s not like there were no black women dating, but comparatively to the other women on campus, we just weren’t feeling the love.
I had always imagined that I was going to go to college and I was going to find my husband …
In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.