Kellina Craig-Henderson, professor of psychology at Howard University, discussed her new book, Black Men in Interracial Relationships," which examines the role race plays in relationships between black men and women of other races.
Craig-Henderson was online Tuesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. Washington Post writer Neely Tucker celebrates Loving Day, which commemorates the 1967 Supreme Court decision legalizing interracial marriage in his story: "Loving Day Recalls a Time When the Union of a Man And a Woman Was Banned." The transcript follows: _______ Inglewood, Calif.: A common reaction of African American women when seeing African American men who are in interracial relationships (especially European American women) is anger.
My mother is Afro Mexican and her native language is Spanish.
There are Black men out there for us if we are willing to think outside the box - I did not say compromise our values and principles - but we may find partners where we least expect.
-And- possibly entertain the idea that our partner may be someone who is not Black.
C.: When dating a woman other than a Black woman, why do Black men always use the same, sorry excuse of Black women being too strong? Kellina Craig-Henderson: Of course, not all Black men offer that kind of excuse.
But, you are certainly correct in noting that it is a common refrain.