I responded by saying
Thank you ladies, it's true i don't "have" to explain but I chose to. People are misguided on info about asian black couples and families. They think all asian black unions are filled with drama and negativity because of race. But not everything is about racial conflict. Sometime it's just normal man and women stuff. By being open about my life and the situation with Daniel's dad my aim is to show things in a different positive light.
But I want to expand this thought a little bit more here. Since this is a public blog many different people have access to the info. I'd like to help them develop alternative views of Asian and Black couples and families besides what's showed in the media and online.
There will always be men and women conflicts no matter what race they're in. Since I am a black women who date interracially all types of men... including asian...i can speak on this subject first hand. I notice that the media like to portray black women as down and out single mothers who were used, abused and abandoned by their men. The tone is that we're not desirable as long term mates and will end up alone. Add to the recipe any interracial male... more so an asian male...and the outcome is beyond bleak. Asian males dating a black females is like seeing a flying pig. Something considered freakishly rare.
The only main stream article that address this type of union mentions it as a last ditch effort on the side of asian men who have lost their asian women to white asian dating and who can't get white women to date them...for whatever reason. So to save themselves from leading a life of loneliness they have no choice except to date and possible marry *gasp* a black women.
Now, I have a sick sense of humor and enjoy reading these types of articles like I enjoy reading the Star magazine. Good fiction is hard to find after all.
See, in the world I live and date in it's quite a different story. Sure there are some black women who have relationship problems...but all races have women like this. Sure there are some asian men who will never date or marry a black women due to community and cultural pressures...but again what race doesn't have men like this?
What's not highlighted or featured in these article and research on interracial dating are the many couples and families that do bridge the racial gaps and are happy. I've made it my business to seek out and follow these families so I could learn the truth from the people living it...not from people speculating about it.
As for my own life as a black female who has dated, married and divorced an asian male. I can honestly say any issues within the relationship have more to do with him not picking up his socks then with the shape of his eyes. Sometimes men and women are just that...men and women dealing with mars and venus issues. Asian and black couples and families are just that... regular couples and families. Get to know my community and you'll see =)