Regret of interracial dating
I went on a double date with my female Jewish friend. Obviously we're not subjected to online abuse from gossip sites (being that we're not in any Hollywood film franchises, or performing at Glastonbury).
My partner for the evening was a white, Jewish guy. But we do get "looks" when we're walking down the street together - especially when we leave London. Much of the time it seems to be confusion and uncertainty ("are they even allowed to date in her culture? Unlike me he's never had to develop a "racism radar", where you instinctively know that people are staring because of your skin colour. Lots of my black and ethnic minority (BAME) friends, who date white people, tell me the same thing. I know of one couple – a black man and white woman – who’ve had much worse experiences.
The hurtful and humiliating comments appear to be a dismal attempt to ruin the self-esteem of their women.
“I am not intimidated by black women,” laughed my blue-eyed, blonde-haired friend who is currently dating a black Premier League player.
Sometimes I am intimidating or a race-baiting Angry Black Woman, but I can just as easily morph into innocent and approachable.