IN A PORTRAIT today of an interracial couple, The New York Times manages to avoid some of the most obvious aspects of interracial families in America. The piece focuses on a black woman married to a white man when the overwhelming number of black/white couples (more than 70 percent) involve a black man and a white woman. The couple say they have been the target of stares and negative comments over the years, proof of ongoing racism. All of the comments presumably come from whites. A more realistic appraisal of interracial families in America would have revealed that whites are possibly more in favor of them than blacks and Asians. As Steve Sailer has written, and as has been discussed here before, black women and Asian men are often ”bitterly opposed” to interracial marriage, as they have been the biggest losers since whites threw down the barriers that once prevailed. In this previous entry, a white woman described the hostility she faced from her black mother-in-law when she married her black husband.
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Yesterday, I browsed a couple of interracial videos on YouTube and was struck at how both the people in the video and the commenters believed common racial myths. Many constantly affirmed the exception to the rule as if became the rule (e.g. I’m a black woman married to an Asian man! We are beautiful! Don’t hate!). In reality globally the most common interracial couples tend to be Caucasian man-Asian woman, African man-Caucasian woman and others. When it comes to Latinos it goes either way (we see both Latino men and women with other races).