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Ashlyn is a college sophomore at Wichita State University working on a degree in social work.Her goal is to become an advocate for children and animals.In her personal essay titled, 'I am not dating a racial slur,' Ashlyn writes that she and her boyfriend, Ra'Montae Green, have been together for two years and have never directly experienced racism as an interracial couple.Color-blind: Ashlyn Sullivan, 20, who is white, has responded to racist comments about her and her boyfriend, Ra'Montae Green (right), by penning a powerful blog post last month, which has since gone viral 'Let me just get this straight though.I am dating a man that will eat hot cheetos with me while binge watching netflix. There were also comments about how ‘disgusting’ she and Ra’Montae looked together in photos, how one day she will end up as a single mother of five living on welfare, and how her parents did not raise her right.I am dating a man who tells me I look pretty in glasses and pajamas that I haven’t taken off for two days in a row.‘Why do people care? Young and in love: In her post, Ashlyn (pictured here before her tonsil surgery) described her boyfriend as a man who is hardworking, responsible, who's never been arrested and who loves her unconditionally Ra’Montae works at Protection One as a monitoring representative.Let’s face it: when it comes to reporting about “Jungle Fever,” this virus is only at epidemic proportions in the African American press.But while the topic has no doubt been beaten to death by the black media there are still no shortages of articles directed towards interracial relationships.
However, it seems like almost daily I come across a news post, and columns in magazines and blogs dedicated to black folks, speaking about the glory of dating outside of the black community.
They ask stupid questions like and write guidebooks about snagging a white man (including the helpful tip of how to order wine the “white” way).
And if they are not expounding on your personal choice on whom you date, than they are highlighting all the wonderful interracial couples in Hollywood.
Since many young people lack experience dating a person from another racial group, that provides fertile ground for stereotypes to persist.
In my own life, I've encountered my share of dating myths about Black men; here are a few that make interracial dating challenging: Dating a Black guy is not some silver bullet against being racist.