It's such a shock because its been said that Black women are only attracted to or want Black men. Thus making it shocking and a huge deal for us to give other race of men a second look or have any interest in them. Blame it on all the 80's- 90's (probably back further) movies and books released. They all portrayed Black women looking for the "perfect man" and he could only be a brutha and no other race could compare or be better. That's a bunch a bull.... but whatever. It use to really bother me when I compliment a man of another race for being attractive or sexy and I hear, "Oh, I thought Black women are only attracted to Black men." Thank God I don't get that response much but the guys still seem shocked and are flattered. I've noticed that when Black women finds a man attractive regardless of race, the guys self esteem seems to raise a bit. We do have that effect,:)lol.Why is it such a shock and topic of discussion when black women date outside of their race? If I like a man Black,White,Asian,Indian that's my business. right? There are gorgeous men in every racial group and I'm open to them all :-)
I just hope that one day this concept of Black women dating & marrying other races won't be such a shock anymore.