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Racial preference in dating

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On this segment of ESSENCE Live, we discuss actor Woody Mc Clain's alleged thread of tweets about only dating white women and explore why the posts — even if they are fake — are striking a chord amongst Black women. Woody Mc Lain the actor who portrayed Bobby Brown in the New Edition story is getting slammed on social media after a website posted some tweets that apparently show him discussing his preference for white women. However, Woody himself has been retweeting by his fans who say the tweets are fake.

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While racial stereotyping has at times proved to be hurtful and oppressive, taken in a lighter vein, they have also proved to be the source for a good deal of parody and humor (think about such movie classics as Airplane and Blazing Saddle).While the haltingly jerky motions of many Caucasians would seem to be indicative of a lack of rhythmic abilities, this affliction could be more the result of listening to bad music than the absence of physical capabilities. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey managed to do their thing (I’m talking about the dancing) with style and grace (which is to say plenty of rhythm).Realistically, white folks from the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly to Madonna tend to put this particular stereotype in its proper perspective.Still, watching one’s uncle trying to two-step at a wedding probably does more to continue to fuel this stereotype than anything else.Ok, it IS true that the largest percentage of professional basketball players currently in the NBA is African-American (well over 80%).Renee Mc Millin says, your racial preference should be your own race.

It says a lot about how you feel about yourself if you refuse to date someone of your own race.

Political correctness aside, there are many colorful (no pun intended) assumptions about people in relation to their racial backgrounds.

Stereotypes can be found for every race and ethnicity.

Lori Smith says, yes, everyone has their own preference in who they date or marry. People should worry more about who's lying in their bed to set up the next woman or man.

It's not putting money in your pocket #worryaboutyourself Veronica Bush says, I was defending maybe the black girls he met were overrated.

But I don't see anything wrong with people who date all races.