Interracial marriages in general have been rising exponentially since state bans on them were lifted in 1967 - but they haven't been rising at all evenly.
Black women and Asian men have some things in common in this arena so today I want to dig deeper into interracial relationships and the interesting ground that black women and Asian men share.
Interracial Marriage The Pew Research organization recently published a report on interracial marriages (Marrying Out) using data from the 2008 U. Census Current Population Survey and one striking statistic jumped out at me.
Asian men are in general seen as dateable, sexy and interesting.
Most of the world has their own media, in their own languages and subtleties, and Hollywood’s attempts to spread stereotypes about Asian men and their sexuality literally stops at the anglosphere’s edge, simply because the rest of the world doesn’t understand it and doesn’t care.” [Emphasis added] So, is the interracial dating scene friendlier to Asian men when you leave the Anglosphere, the English-speaking world?
Yet, judging by the lack of Asian Male interracial couples, we are still not viewed as a viable choice.
I’m a bit surprised at men’s openness to interracial dating.
In the Caribbean, for instance, intermarriages between black women and Asian men are relatively common.
In fact, asserts Azn Lover member David Nghiem, a globetrotter who recently completed an epic bicycle trip across the entire length of Latin America, “Outside of the ‘anglosphere’ — North America, England, Australia and New Zealand — things are completely different.
While White-Male-Asian-Female couples have been common place for years, Asian-Male-White-Female couples are still rare.
As the model minority, Asian men are generally associated with positive traits like faithfulness, family-orientation, and financially stability.
“In the abstract, Asian women who exclusively date non-Asians shouldn’t bother me.