When I saw this picture on Facebook, I was outraged. I'm not even going to touch on the gay issue because I have made my stance of acceptance very clear. What my problem is, is that my young male cousin (who originally shared the post), as well as other black people, find it insulting for black people to date outside of their race. This within itself, is not a problem at all. The only problem is people making a problem out of joining two different backgrounds, which I thought, is the whole point of socialising. That's like saying only two true Americans should get married and reproduce, when there is really no such thing because everyone at some point in the genealogy emigrated, making the genes so mixed that, that would be impossible.
When a black person says they'd rather date a white person because they get treated better, instead of shooting them down, really look at what they are saying. At the rate our black young men are killing each other, what choice does a young woman who only wants love, really have? Of course there are some who date outside of their race in hopes of some genetic magnificent trait, such as skin colour, hair and eye colour, being passed down to their offspring, but I won't get into that right now.
The photo hinted that interracial relationships are the main cause of pretty much every problem the black community faces. I highly doubt a black child robs a convenience store because one of his parents is a different skin tone. The better question is, does he even know his parents? Can he communicate to his parents? Do they support him and did they teach him discipline and respect?
So how exactly does pure black love strengthen the black community in a way that interracial love doesn't? How does having a white parent or partner deter from your child knowing about slavery or whatever hyperbolic belief these people think will happen? I ask this because there is literally no scientific basis for it causing even the slightest of problems, that I am aware of. Love has no boundaries. I don't want any of my black sisters or brothers made to feel "less black" because they dared to love outside of their background. Yes it is great when we can love one another, but to only love your own kind, is still not God's plan for us. Don't be fooled by so-called "black power" people. You cannot live your life in a box. Nothing good comes from your comfort zone.