Audio: Prof. Folan TJMS Interview

I’m certainly glad The Drum is willing to open up more Real Talk on our site. Moving forward, you can read (respond) to such topics on Taboo Tuesday. After posting Jill Scott’s comments regarding interracial dating, I thought we’d take it a little further with that topic and discuss the Sisters dating White Men.

I came across a book – Don’t Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women From Dating Out – written by a Harvard Law School professor named Karyn Langhorne Folan. I want to know what Drum reader’s think… are Black Women forced to date outside of their race due to so many Black Men being incarcerated, unemployed, undereducated, having too many baby mommas? Do Black Women desire White Men because they believe they are better than Black Men? Or is it just none of our business and love is colorblind? You tell me what your take is… here is some of what the author has to say about the subject.

“Race is not the binding factor that we think it is. And, in the end, the best thing that you can do is find a partner that you really believe will be a good father, a good provider, a good husband and all of those things, whether he’s Black, White or whatever. That’s the thing that makes families survive… Your self-esteem has a big impact on what you attract, not color-wise, but content-wise. If you dated Black guys who were bad to you, you’re going to date White guys who are jerks.”

Keep it one hundred and real… what’s your opinion?