So when she met a White accountant from Mississippi online in 2013, got engaged to him in 2014 and married him in 2015, her friends were shocked."When he proposed, they were like, "We didn't know it was that serious. " I had people question if this was what I wanted," says Meador, who serves as general counsel and vice-president at a nonprofit.
"These are professional people who work with all races and ethnicities. They were supportive in the end, but we still have issues today."Meador, who describes herself as a "chocolate, thick girl with locs," says she and her husband, Michael, 31, have clashed with her pals.
Natalie explains that it’s not just the comments, but includes interviews with interracial couples, matchmakers, and experts. Jane Park, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, says it’s important to acknowledge the role history plays in how Asian men are perceived — often as asexual and emasculated — while stereotypes of Asian women as docile, hyper-sexualized creatures have problematically dominated the cultural commons.
Lachon, who is seeing a White man, has experienced her share of adverse reaction."I've come across a lot of men who tell me I should be ashamed and say things like, "It's not too late to come home" or "He won't know what to do with all of that." I've heard it all. But the negative comments can be more distressing when they come from family or close friends.Asia Diggs Meador, 33, had never considered marrying outside her race.The Memphis attorney had always talked about finding the Cliff to her Clair and having brown babies for a real-life Cosby Show family.She created the documentary In the 40-minute long doc, Natalie shares just a few of the hateful comments she’s received, which range from “did your boyfriend’s yellow fever wear off?” to calling her a “mentally colonized white worshipping bed wench sellout.” She even mentions comments Asian actresses like Constance Wu and Jamie Chung have received for their choice to date non-Asian men.While these couples do face some trials & tribulations, there are many White men/Black women couples that are successfully and happily in relationships and/or married.