RICHMOND, Va. – For years, Toinetta Jones played the game that is dating her mother’s strict guideline.
“Mom constantly explained, ‘Don’t you ever bring a man that is white,'” recalled Jones, echoing an edict given by numerous Southern, black colored moms. But at 37, the Alexandria divorcee has shifted to”anyone that is dating asks me away,” irrespective of battle.
“I do not sit around dreaming concerning the perfect man that is black’m planning to marry,” Jones stated.
Ebony females across the nation are also reconsidering reservations that are deep-seated interracial relationships, reservations rooted in the usa’s reputation for slavery and segregation.
They may be using cues from their stars that are favorite from actress Shar Jackson to tennis pro Venus Williams – as well as help blog sites, how-to books and interracially themed novels telling them it is okay to “date out.”