After deciding to enroll at Towson University, friends of mine joked about me going to “the hood” and the violence in the Baltimore area, but I was never worried.Fitting into this lifestyle felt more natural to me than living in Rochester ever did. I am not a psychologist, but I saw this question and I wanted to answer it,so I read a lot , talked to different people and wrote this answer.
I grew up in one of the seventeen cities in the United States named Rochester (Wikipedia, 2015).
” didn’t become frequently asked questions until I began attending school at Towson University (TU) as a freshman.
Yet, there are some of us who simply enjoy playing the field without the pressure of becoming wife material.
With her new carefree dating rules in mind, Sims says she’s seeing men she wouldn’t have given a chance before, i.e., a Jamaican valet.
But after reading the article “8 Reasons to date a white man,” I just had to respond for the brothers.
We know white men are just as imperfect as the rest of us.
The most significant difference among them is that this Rochester belongs to a New England state that is listed in bold when you Google “Least diverse state.” If you flip through my year book from senior year, you will count 3 black students in my class, only one of them being male.
Although New Hampshire is over 94% “white alone”, (and zero percent Native American) my high school proudly flaunts the Red Raider mascot, a stereotypical Native American with a face tinted blood red (Census Bureau, 2014).
My wife is a mix of Hungarian, Italian, and Polish—which to most people just means yes, she’s white.
The decision to marry someone from a different ethnic background wasn’t a tough one for me.
Melanie Sims wrote an essay called “Dating Like a White Girl” for the November issue of Essence magazine.