…”There were quite a few comments left, most of them by African females; unscripted, they show real undiluted thoughts that run in our community.
Therefore, one is unable to make statistically valid deductions as to why Africans, in greater numbers, are attracted to and are marrying white women.
To be clear: this essay does not make any scientific statement or conclusion.
It was stated that those who do ask African women out are not usually looking for serious long term relationships and African ‘sistas’ out here in the diaspora are often very much aware of their ticking biological clocks; they have no time to waste playing around.
Not much in common Fundamental cultural differences serve as a huge divide between both groups; they do not share the same values for the most part.
Reality is we don’t interact enough with one another.
Only by so doing and gaining adequate knowledge/understanding of what angles we are all coming from will the demystification process begin …”In a few words …Lisa summed it up when she wrote: “… Stereotypes, cultural differences, a natural wariness of the unfamiliar and other complexities – let’s admit a fair number of Africans feel superior to African Americans – all play a role.
A couple of girls felt that the African Americans tend to think that they are superior to Africans, showing less respect for them than the Caucasians who are more open to learning about different cultures.
Distrust African women tend to believe that African American men are ‘playas’, out looking for nothing but a good time.
I have only taken the liberty to make inferences from my years of cursory observations in and around several enclaves across the United States.
What’s more, I have friends and friends of friends who have dated, dating, have married or are currently married to white and Hispanic women and women of Asian background.
But given the low degree of interaction between both communities, it’s little wonder few ever get past first base and these all important questions never even come up.”I would say, having lived in the United States for almost 10 years, I have had the opportunity to work with African Americans on a regular basis, and have gotten close to many who are now like family.