Black men swore it was a myth. Black women swore it was the truth, but research now gives us the facts both sides have been waiting for. A recent online dating study conducted by researchers at the University of California Berkeley proves that African-American men really are more likely to date white women. In an attempt to explain the reason for this phenomenon, Professor Mendelsohn states, “In this country, our notions of feminine attractiveness are based almost entirely on images of white women… the hypothesis that some people have argued is that there is no surprise that black men should contact white women, because that’s where we get our notions of who’s pretty.”
That is not the end of the startling facts, however. African-American women’s worst fears continue to be confirmed. The Berkeley study also shows that African-American women are the group least likely to be contacted by men of any race. The study showed that if black women did not initiate contact or express romantic interest, they not only failed to be approached by men outside of their culture, they also failed to be approached by men of their own race.
No doubt, this can leave a sista wondering what she can do for her love life. If she’s not wanted by the brothas, should she go out on a limb and approach men outside of her race? “Waiting For My Hershey’s Kiss” from the book entitled Ephemeral Moments — video excerpt above – gives a modern black woman’s humorous and outrageous account of how she decided to put black men in their place while also giving vanilla love a try. What choice would you decide to make?
Ayvaunn Penn is an award-winning writer and author of Ephemeral Moments. This book of poetry and short stories addresses issues such as: struggles Christians face, domestic abuse, racial injustice, a falling economy, and contemporary love – all through the art of poetry and short stories. It is available for purchase on Create Space eStore and Amazon.com. For additional book previews, click here. To receive The Penn Speaks: Daily Bible Devotionals by email, click here.