Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Morning Edition - 6/15/05

Please use our Morning Edition “Comments” area to give your take on one or all of the following questions.

The race issue appears to be a recurring topic in legal cases involving celebrities like Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant and OJ Simpson. What do you feel is the strongest argument for black men (men of color) interacting with other people of color in matters relating to sex, family and investments? Why do women of color and white men appear to be the groups taking the greatest issue with race intermingling? What are some of the benefits/drawbacks of dating outside of your race? Would you/have you dated someone of another race and what was your experience?

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18 comments:

FREAKING RICAN said...

Coco,

I have never dated out of my race so this is not something I can really comment on. For myself, I think it's just the ease of familiarity that I have chosen to date Puerto Rican men. I would like to hear what people have to say on this one.

Anonymous said...

Hell I would love to date a rich white man, but for some reason I attract latin men Puerto Rican & Dominicans.

They are passionate & pains in the bud but hey what can I say.

However, my take on why from personally talking to at least 3 people is that they go for other races to do better with their life is their perception. They look for money and status.

Krissy

Anonymous said...

I would love to date outside my race why: Benefits - different both the food and men you know variety and experience. The cultures, upbrining, ways of thinking are different and I love to learn, and it may be interesting and good to have a different experience.

Depending on the person of course it can be very fulfilling what they know and share. etc.

Krissy

Melissa said...

I've dated a couples of times out of my race and thought nothing of it. However, I was realistic enough to know that I wouldn't be going home to meet the family. Which wasn't something I wanted anyway. I'm of the opinion that very few white men are willing to go against family tradition by marrying a woman of color. Especially men who are 35+ years of age. Those that do, seem to choose a woman who is could pass or is of mixed race. (just my observation)

I'm also noticing that in today's world some(please note the word) parents of white teenage boys are tolerating their sons dating a girl of color. Which during the parents' time would have been taboo.

As for black men dating out of their race, I have to admit that seeing these types of couples used to irritated me. Now, I see them and think nothing of it. However, when I see interracial children I do wonder how the different family traditions, values, etc. are approached.

caspar608 said...

Mama say mama sa mama ma ku sa.

Anonymous said...

To piggy back on Caspar608's comment..hey mama ku sa

Being a single black woman, I have no issue w/ dating outside of my race, however I am only approached by Black Americans, Haitians, Jamaicans, Africans, and hispanics. So for the others, their lost.

I used to have issues with black men that date other than black women, but I turned 13 years old and it was no longer an issue.

Anonymous said...

Cocoa the score is all Casper, trust me…
Casper608, hey Casper I should have known…
First thing first; the call for help was to change the subject matter, not help with you. Secondly, how bad did he shit on you, really? Don’t take it out on me because you are feelings a little bit like trash. Keeping it real just went bad for you; your words say it all.
Let’s not have another outburst like that one. Michael isn’t the only one in need of medical attention. Sounds like you’re just in need of some attention, i.e. a Black Man. Oops! There I go again pulling out the Black Card. You shouldn’t want to offend anyone. And you offend me, but just a little. “Take your heads out of your asses”, WRONG. I kept it wrong and addressed the remark and you went WRONG again. Last thing sweetie, up till 10:00pm reading a BLOG, AH! WRONG, three strikes you out!
Let not fight or make ugly on the Blog, and Cocoa-Negro don’t encourage negativity.

Not anonymous, J'Moo

Anonymous said...

Hi Krissy,
I have dated rich white and Black man. And in the dark honey, it's only feast or famine. Money can’t hold you till the morning light. So girl, make your own money but find a man who can treat you right.
Side bar; the man I am with now happens to be white and wealthy and he has booty out the door. I just lucked up, BIG TIME…
J’Moo

FREAKING RICAN said...

J'Moo,

Your black and your beautiful don't stress out! I'm Puerto Rican, Black, White, Dutch, French...Give me a break we are not 100% completely White or black or Hispanic...Damn people remember Columbus? Everybody was screwing everybody so in essence, I guess I have dated out of my race.....Play nice J'Moo we only live one life and you don't want to be in front of GOD and try to explain yourself for hating.....

Cocoa Rican said...

What say we stick to the subject at hand. Hello folks!!

:::: tapping on Mic :::::
"IS THIS THING ON?!!"

Anonymous said...

Yo Freaky, I always play nice with the nioe players, smile. And I never hate, not my style but, i dislike hater-get me. I always get something out of my lives trials, as it may be. I never stress, because I'm the best me, I can be...Oh yeah, and we should never forget Christopher Columbus, Hannibal, my cousin Stevie, LOL
That man has so many interracial children that they are celebrating 364 days out of the year. If they walked into the UN, nobody would stop them, But he takes care of them too. that’s what counts…
Love ya'
J'Moo

caspar608 said...

Well, aren't you feeling grand today, J'Moo? Good for you, good for you (standing ovation).
Before your azz goes up in flames completely, with sparks to boot, rethink your comments directed towards me (Cocoa actually chose my name darling)- your cliche' references to all the "negative" and "positive" don't really cover the issues you have with people who have opinions that are different than yours - or are different than you. Sir J'Moo(are you a sir? - I cannot tell from your ambiguous name), I can azz-ure you that any experience I have had with the "black" man that did me wrong (and I have already told my business to my fellow bloggers so it has nothing to do with race nor do I have anything to hide) could have been done by any male of any color to any person GAY, STRAIGHT, CLASS or CASTE. My father was a white man and he carried on just like any other man lacking integrity. PERIOD. But you see, that is what seems to be the difference between you and I. Not only am I able to still have love for people who have done me wrong, but I can still think coherently and reasonably enough without trying to throw up excuses for bad behavior at the drop of a dime. God only knows how many men in general have done you wrong, or right for that matter, but thats your business. We were talking about Michael Jackson, right?
My problem is with individuals who think even for a milisecond that he is innocent and then throw up the race card to say the white man is trying to turn him out. If you aren't one of them, congratulations! If you are, oh weeeellllllll.
And when I said "take your head out of your azz and come up for air", I wasn't talking about you personally but all people in general who are victimizing Michael - BUT if your head was literally up your azz, it may be a good idea to take it out. 9 out of 10 people surveyed said it wasn't a very comfortable experience.
Smooches and love to all.

Anonymous said...

Casper, Casper, Casper - I thought you were a friendly ghost, You're just stupid but your apology is accepted. You have to be the saddest and most confused person other than the last week’s anonymous writer, which has ever tried to self-help themselves by putting others down. Sorry, Casper 608 you can ride this hates camel by your self. Your opinions are well, you said it. Let’s you and I not correspond anymore.
Peace Out, Soul Sister #1 – NOT!
J’Moo

caspar608 said...

Why thank you J'Mooooooo - coming from a retard like yourself, stupid is a complement.
Soul sister, NOT? I guess you're the soul sister, RIGHT?
Doesn't matter. Your opinion of me means absolutely nothing to me. You are neither friend or foe. There is no need for me to be dramatic, grand or offended. Your words are black and white times new roman and that's about it.
Best wishes to you anyway. Keep up all that positivity.

drkmn69 said...

Just My Own Opinion? You seem to be the only one entitled to your own opinion. That's usually how it is. You know the type everyone!..its always the ones who talk about other people being "negative" that are the most negative themselves, they forget about all that "positivity" trash they talk a lot of crap and start with the name calling and then commence with the drama. Everyone has "issues" but Mr. and/or Mrs. Positive. I usually just watch from a distance, but this one was hilarious!
Just My Own Opinion 0
Caspar 10
I thought this site was for the grown and sexy?

Anonymous said...

Drkmn69,
You musta’ tuned in late, read back over the Blog entries. It’s great that Casper has an opinion and now you have one - too, FABLIOUS! And that you agree with Casper, FABIOUS, one more again. OPINIONS…
Plural, OPINIONS. I am glad that you were happy with the out come. Sorry to have disturbed you voyeuristic station on the blog but, you have encouraged me to step back and watch and read from a “distance”, especial when the score is 10-0, ha, ha, “those damn Russian Judges”. I think that I have covered all the bases but, if I missed something…
Peace,
J’Moo

Anonymous said...

To Casper and only Casper,
Good Luck, you'll gonna need it.

J'Moo
PS, Is Retard your miidle child's name?

caspar608 said...

No actually, it's your FIRST name. I guess all those years of being in Special Ed did absolutely nothing for your ability to spell properly.
Now I see....you are a huge fan of Michael Jackson! It's obvious in the way you attacked my nine year old son...who did nothing to you.
What a positive man you are! You're just jealous boo. You'll never have one of your own, so you've taken your frustration and inadequacies out on my son. That's ok, in about 9 years he will be grown enough to smack your fruity azz to the floor - but then again, you'll probably be dead.