We are loved and appreciated by men in an array of ethnic groups, and our Swirling Single of the Week is among the number. He was happy to share his responses to some questions so we could get to know him better.I approach dating and relationships like I do when I make friends with individuals who I am being introduced to.
I look for certain things that normally anyone would do when they’re making friends, and beyond.
Things like sense of humor, personality, and character.
Tennis star Serena Williams' engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian dominated social media conversation on Thursday afternoon.
And while many users offered messages of support to the couple, there was no shortage of shock and condemnation in response to the interracial coupling.
Incidentally, I just found out my great, great, great grandmother was Armenian. I'm sure that was quite a scandal back in the late 1800s when she married a Lebanese man.
In either case, that makes me an Armenian Calvinist, I suppose.
In particular, attitudes have changed since the Supreme Court declared antimiscegenation laws unconstitutional in 1967.
Until then, whites were still banned from marrying nonwhites in 16 states.
After black civil rights leader Malcolm X popularized a more militant Afro-centric philosophy, and the Black Power Movement came to the forefront in the 1970s, some considered dating white people an "anti-black" thing to do.
Malcolm X called dating a white woman a part of the black man's attempt to be accepted and successful in white society."Some Negroes think that they're not making progress or they don't have anything unless they're living in a white neighborhood, the white man's neighborhood, a seat in the white man's school, or a position on the white man's job, and they even have taken it so far, they don't think they're successful in life unless they have a white woman as a wife," he said in a television interview.
Out of the 275,500 intermarriages in 2010, 43% were white-Hispanic, 14.4% were white-Asian, 11.9% were white-black and the rest were other combinations.