As a country, the U.S. has come a long way in terms of acceptance and tolerance of differing race, color, ethnicity, nationality and gender. In doing research on black women and Asian men relationships, I’ve come across alot of negative feedback on this very topic. Who is this negative feedback coming from? Mostly non-black women and non-Asian men. I find that very interesting. The very people that this topic does not involve have the strongest opinions about it. So then the question has to be asked: in what way are bw/am relationships affecting these non bw/am people so much that they are so opposed to it? I’m a bit baffled myself. But I can think of a few reasons:
1) Jealousy and hating. There will always be naysayers. Just for the simple fact that BW and AM are actually starting to acknowledge each others’ existence, there are others on the outside that just can’t abide it. They can’t stand to see acceptance and tolerance in BW and AM reach a higher level.
2) Fear of the unknown. It is human nature to fear “uncharted territory” as it were. Are non-bw/am people afraid of what potential an BW/AM couple have? Are they afraid they themselves may be left out or thrown to the wayside for a BW or AM?
Even though these reasons are quite likely, its still hard for me to accept that people have such a big problem with these couplings, even if it doesn’t pertain to them. Help me out: