" The most visible criminal trial of the 20th century centered around a blonde white woman who was presumably murdered at the hands of her black husband, O. Part of the reason why black people celebrated the O. verdict is because it was a rare example of a black man finally beating the system that was so unjust to his people for so long. Throughout this nation's history, unfathomable numbers of innocent black men have been hung from trees and burned because of often fabricated stories of their fraternizing with white women, and there were usually no consequences for the white men lynching them.I was taught the story of Emmett Till by my mother at a young age.
Kanye West once rapped about how successful black men will "leave your ass for a white girl," and then put himself into that box by marrying a white woman, furthering the pervasiveness of flawed, generic ideas about interracial relationships.
That swath of generic ideas has an actual impact on culture and society, too.
Black Women dating White Men have the added societal pressure that comes from the Black Community of being judged as being a "sell out" and "abandoning the brothas" if she dates a white man.
Black women face the irony of being ostracized in their own community when it is themen of that same community that have all but abandoned them in droves to date women of other races.
They choose to ignore the outside pressures and instead, forge ahead to enjoy the many amazing benefits of learning about and accepting one another's culture and creating a happy life together.