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I went to the Princeton site and found the author's picture. She's a beautiful woman with a fantastic smile. I'm sure she has no shortage of admirers.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Why Are Sisters at the Ivy Leagues Still Caught Up in the Matrix?
@onmywayup @Blanc2 Thanks. I probably should watch the show, but I actually almost never watch television, at all. 60+ hour per week job, a daughter in travel soccer and a son who plays music all over the place. No time for TV.
6 days, 16 hours ago on Hilarious Video Pokes Fun of Common Questions White Guys Ask When Dating Black Girls
Okay, I've listened 1,000 times but I still don't know what word she utters at 1:22-1:24 and of course because of my OCD this is driving me nuts. "It's because you have _______ fantasies." What is "______"? I get the gist of it. I want to know the actual word she says.
6 days, 18 hours ago on Hilarious Video Pokes Fun of Common Questions White Guys Ask When Dating Black Girls
By the way, having not seen "Scandal", I don't know what she says about "Scandal".
1 week, 1 day ago on Hilarious Video Pokes Fun of Common Questions White Guys Ask When Dating Black Girls
She's insanley cute. If I was 20-something I'd be all over that.
I can identify with 100% of the points in the video. I'm sure I faced every single one of those issues back in the day (1981 or so) when I had my first black girlfriend. WM/BW relationship were quite rare back then. We faced some overt racism too, such as "n-word lover" scrawled on my door.
I recall the moment of realization, just before sex for the first time in her room, with the pictures of an ex boyfriend (a black guy) in a frame on her dresser, that guys before me were likely mostly or all black. A moment of intimidation because of my own insecurity and the racist mythology around black men and their sexuality, but I got over it pretty much as soon as I saw her nekkid. "If she's happy with what I'm serving up, I reckon I'll just go with that."
I have also faced the question from other WM "what's it like with a black girl?" Uh, aside from the fact that she's female, meaning irrational and unreasonable and maddeningly impossible to understand? Really, the problems with interracial relationships come from the fact that the two races -- the male race and the female race -- are fundamentally incompatible.
@Conor Flannery @Blanc2 By the way, sister-in-law is now married to a white dude. And she eats pork. But not gluten.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 13 Years Since I Cried in a Room…Back Where My “Guess Who” Moment Went Awry
When I first met my wife's sister she was in a "granola" phase (healthy vegetarian eating). We had just returned to my wife's place in LA from Versailles, a favortie Cuban restaurant, with takeout containers laden with the slow roasted "mojo criollo" pork, "Mores y Christianes" (black beans 'n white rice), fried yucca, etc. My future sister-in-law turned her nose up at the pork. "It's the other white meat!", I quipped in a smart-assed tone that emphasiszied the obvious other entendre. It broke the ice, we all had a laugh, and that was that.
Ask the mother-in-law to describe how she met her husband. Then ask her to describe how/when he proposed. Women "of a certain age" love to talk about that.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on His/Her Parents STILL Giving You Grief? Some Tips on How Not to Kill Anyone Over the Holidays.
And a blog
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sad News: Chris Silber, Creator of “My Last Day Without You” Lost His Wife
Very sad. I'm connected to a guy who similarly became a widower and single dad and started a foundation.
Cohen is a bigot. Period.
1 month ago on So, Bill DeBlasio’s Marriage Makes Folks in the Tea Party “Gag?”
1 month ago on Feast Your Eyes Friday: Danai Gurira Is a Beautiful Black Woman Walking
I started dating IR in about 1980 and had many GF's of various ethnicities, but mostly African American, before getting married in 1995. All things being equal, I generally prefer darker skin. I think it is more attractive and sensual. Like most men, I'm visual. From what I know about my WM friends who also date or are married to BW, I believe that a preference for darker skin is often the case with WM who date BW.
However, all things are not equal. For example, I also prefer natural hair. One of the things that attracted me to my wife, who is more medium brown/tan, was that she wore her hair in long, well-developed dreadlocks.
There is also the fitness/body shape thing. I am a booty man. At the same time I want somebody who is fit, not fat.
Aside from physical appearance, there is the whole personality thing. I like women who are creative, spontaneous, and funn. A dark skinned sister with a fro or locks and a "Serena" out back might get that second, third, and fourth look, but the one with whom I can laugh easily will get that second, third, and fourth date.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Do White Men Who Swirl Prefer Darker Skinned Naturalistas?
You're too young to be in a committed relationship. Enjoy the memory of the fun couple of days and move on.
2 months ago on QOTW: Her First Interracial Relationship, Long Distance
We've had multiple confrontations over the years. Fortunately, none has turned physically violent, though there have been several instances where violence felt like an imminent threat. In addition, when my wife's social network found out about our impending marriage, several BM friends confronted her and basically called her a race traitor.
2 months ago on This Sh*t is SICK!!! The GAT-DL Police Gone Rabid on BB&W Sis, ‘New Shoes’
Next thing Bloomberg will do is make some jab over the fact that Chirlane was an out lesbian in college, before meeting Bill.
3 months ago on You CRAY, Mayor Bloomberg! Showing off your beautiful interracial family is not racist.
My go-to pre-workout nosh: A banana, washed down by some plain (unsweetened) kefir, followed by a big glass of water. At least 1/2 hour before the workout.
My favorite after-workout nosh: A whole wheat pita pocket, opened and slathered inside with hummus (and baba ganoujh if I have it), then stuffed with arugula and garnished with a couple of slices of tomato and some thinly sliced red onion. Then some almonds and then a piece of tree fruit (apple, peach, plum, etc.). Water to drink, or, if my son hasn't aready guzzled all of it, some of my wife's home made kombucha.
However, on my "long bike ride" days (50 miles), I do tend to get very hungry near the end of these rides. I don't use goo or sport drink. Instead, I refresh my body immediately after the ride with some chilled cubes of watermelon. I call watermelon "God's sport drink." It contains plenty of fluid, a bit of carbohydrate to quickly replenish my depleted body, and a gentle wash of electrolytes. Plus, there is no plastic container to pollute the earth. Instead, there is a rind that goes into the compost.
After that, I indulge in the full monty big breakfast: eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc.
3 months ago on To Eat or Not to Eat? New BB&W Health Editor Tackles the Question.
There is a profound misunderstanding in America, especially among whites, of the distinction between "racial" -- that is, having something to do with race -- and "racist" -- that is, being negative or discrimnatory because of race. As an aside, the failure to grock this distinction is one of the reasons white Americans are so uncomfortable with issues of race and seem to simply wish them away.
But I digress. Because "race" in this nation generally means "some ethnicity other than white", pretty much any time any non-white person is involved in anything public, there will be a "racial" element. This doesn't have to come from the non-white person. The public itself imposes that racial overlay.
Thus, by simply appearing in public with his lovely family, de Blasio is doing something that is "racial". But it is not "racist", and that is an important distinction.
I wonder about the accuracy of the Census data. Keep in mind that it's all self-reported. The recent Census asked questions that were far outside of the authority of the Census authority of the government and in many cases downright intrusive. The civil liberties issues associated with the Census were widely publicized. In response, many citizens opted to not answer many of the questions beyond name, age, and gender.
3 months, 1 week ago on More Interracial Couples Than Ever, But…Why Are Less Tying the Knot?
Very sweet. It would be interesting to know their story, who they are, what happened next, etc.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Reflections: It was MLK Day. Are You Living the Dream?