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This may be the last remaining taboo in our supposedly colorblind society.
She agreed to be featured in a news release announcing that she would go on a series of blind dates with four New York-area bachelors of all races, including African-Americans. In this day and age, some people are vehemently against the idea of a woman of color going out with men of other backgrounds.
And the opposition comes from within the black community. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is white, has been married to a black woman, Chirlane Mc Cray, for more than two decades, and race matters to no one. More than 12 years ago, Karazin, 41, who is African-American, married a white insurance executive, Michael, 42.
In a newly released survey by the online dating service, which specializes in connecting people who choose "character above color," according to a release, ten of the site's top 20 states with the most populous members have historically voted Republican over the past five presidential elections.
At the top of the list: California and Texas, the notoriously conservative state--and Georgia, which rounded out the top five. have climbed to a record 4.8 million, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this year.
“I’m happy being single,” said Reid, who declined to give her age.
She said, “I’m excited about” the Web-based matchup service.Except for one white guy, she has dated only within her race.Reid had talked about the challenge on the radio and publicly accepted the service’s offer.But the black character Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington), a Washington, DC, crisis manager on the ABC show “Scandal,” is routinely savaged online for having a fictional affair with the show’s married, white president of the United States. They think it’s no big deal, but it is,” said Christelyn Karazin, co-author with Janice Roshalle Littlejohn of the book “Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed.” Karazin also writes the blog Beyond Black & White, runs an online forum of the same name and is brand ambassador to the interracial dating site. “Why do you have to be brave to date whomever the hell you want to? The pair lives happily in California with their three kids and Christelyn Karazin’s daughter from a previous relationship.Yet criticism — some of it hurled online, some of it in Karazin’s face — for “marrying out” can be cruel. “Black men date or marry interracially at more than double the level women do,” she said. They can date anyone they want to — black women, white women.” The purpose of the dating challenge, she said, was to expand a woman’s choices.We look forward to seeing you on [website] frequently.