In an interview with Vibe, actress Regina King says Black women are limiting their options when it comes to dating non-Black men.
Of all groups of people, Black women are the least likely group of women that will date outside of their race. When you have everyone else who is willing to explore but a Black woman is like, â€œI want me a brother,â€ well, if the brothers are out and theyâ€™re open to date everybody and the majority of Black women arenâ€™t willing to look twice when a man outside of their race is sending them messages, then that makes our percentage rate lower and the chances of finding love, because weâ€™re only looking in one specific place for finding love-with Black men.
She says maybe itâ€™s a regional thing or maybe it has something to do with self esteem.
Itâ€™s more common here on the West Coast. I think in New York, you find more Black women that date outside of their race. But in L.A. not as many. I think Black women need to open up. A lot of Black women still carry a lot of pain when they see Black men with women who arenâ€™t Black and thatâ€™s really unfortunate that that could make us so upset. It has to do with self esteem. With women on a whole, what a man thinks about us means so much to us. Does he think my hair is right? Does he think I look right? Does he think my ass is big enough? Does he think my titties are big enough?