Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing).
In my hometown, the guys who were genuinely attracted to me (beyond mere lust) would never admit it to their peers—they’d have been ridiculed for actually liking a black girl.
So in order to feel the touch of a man in my adolescence, I played the role of a "Jezebel."I grew up black in a mostly white area, so I was accustomed to casual racism.
He loves dogs, and before I met him, I was an aspiring cat lady. From the beginning, I knew Xavier wasn't like any other guy I’d been interested in.
For starters, he seemed to express genuine interest in me as a person…
In 2012, 15.1 percent of new marriages were interracial.