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Just like white men and Asian women can't get enough of each other, and Gentile guys and Jewish chicks go gaga over one another (or Jewish guys and Gentile chicks), so do black men and white women. According to media, anyway.
This one is a bit more controversial, even to this day in some parts of the world. In Real Life, black man/white woman pairs are very common and both racial groups have their own views about it, some positive, some negative, most neutral. White man/black woman pairs don't get as much attention (either positive or negative). There's a Double Standard in effect here dating back to American slavery: sexual relationships between female slaves and white men were (if not tolerated) left unspoken. The alternate relationship, of a white woman and a male slave, could result in death for the black male and the public shaming of the white female. Obviously, much of this has died down, though old biases still linger. These days, black women also have to contend with the stereotype that they're angry, unattractive man-haters, to the point that the news media actually runs stories about why unmarried black women are unmarried.
Please note that just like this trope's white/Asian counterpart, not every black/white romance falls under this trope. If the lovers just happen to be interracial and nobody makes a big deal out of it, then it is simply a mundane relationship. Only when it is seen as a controversial mixed marriage and/or one of the lovers express an extra attraction to their partner's skin tone is the trope in effect.
The Trope Namer comes from Blazing Saddles. It's also worth noting that the affection isn't one-sided in the least. There are plenty of white women on the prowl, wondering if what they heard is true. And you know what they say after that. This trope used to be nicknamed Jungle Fever, until Spike Lee made a film deconstructing the term.
- Played with in Quantum and Woody, with Eric's (who's black) longtime unrequited love for Amy Fishbein. His best friend Woody repeatedly warns him that her white suburban Jewish family would strongly oppose such a relationship.
- In the original Boondocks strip, Huey's friend Cesar answers the question "What is the secret to happiness?" with "White women?"
- A deleted scene in American History X features an interracial couple being harassed by two of the bad guys. The black guy manages to keep his cool and delivers insults that actually sting the villains.
- The 1967 film Guess Whos Coming to Dinner starring Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier, about a young white woman surprising her family and friends by becoming engaged to a black man. The movie was one of the first films to touch on the subject of interracial marriage seriously. Keep in mind that all anti-interracial marriage laws were deemed unconstitutional only six months to the day that this movie came out.
- In a surprise bit of Values Dissonance, there's another reason to object to the marriage: Poitier's character is at least fifteen years older than Hepburn's daughter, plus they've only met several weeks earlier. The writers intentionally made Poitier's character as perfect as possible so that there would be no reason for anyone to object to the marriage other than the racial difference, as well as the other two mentioned.
- Another Poitier film, A Patch of Blue, has his character befriending and then falling in love with a blind white teenager.
- Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. The main couple in the film, a black man and a white woman, face discrimination and resentment from almost everyone, especially family members. Unfortunate Implications also come into play, since the man was already married and cheated on his wife.
- Also covered extensively in his biopic of Malcolm X. Malcolm is required to give up white women as a stipulation of his religion; before his conversion, he'd dated several.
- One of the better chick flicks Save the Last Dance is about a young white girl moving to the inner city and falling in love with a black youth with a bright future. A black female character criticizes her for this and says she hates how white girls always snatch up the good black men, leaving black girls with the black men that are criminals and gang members.
- Ordell and Melanie from Jackie Brown. Ordell even admits that this is her main appeal, despite being a pain in the ass. In fact, Quentin Tarantino is probably one of the only mainstream filmmakers that frequently feature interracial couples. For examples of this particular trope:
- This is played for laughs in Undercover Brother. Sistah Girl informs the team that the Undercover Brother has slept with Penelope Snow, AKA White She-Devil, aka Black Man's Kryptonite. Conspiracy Brother asks "Was it everything I dreamed of?" and "She had pink nipples, didn't she?" and Da Chief asks "Carpet match the drapes?" However, having sex with him eventually turns her over to their side, since she rather enjoyed the encounter. Of course Lance (the only white guy there) was doing it, too.
- The Black drug dealer in Requiem for a Dream talks Jennifer Connelly into paying for her drugs with sexual favors, and admits he has a thing for white women. Then again, it is Jennifer Connelly.
- In White Chicks, the main characters are black men disguised as white chicks, and one of them is romantically pursued by another black man. When he finds out the truth, he rants about how he was deceived into dating someone who isn't white, apparently not even caring that he was attracted to another man.
- Unrelated, but one of the characters actually yells, "Where da white women at?" at one point in the film.
- Hancock: Hancock and Mary have been together for centuries in a mixed marriage. In fact, Hancock's amnesia is a result of being assaulted by bigots because he was with a white woman in pre-Civil Rights Movement era Florida.
- O, the 2001 remake of William Shakespeare's Othello, stars Mekhi Pfifer and Julia Stiles who was also in Save the Last Dance. The fact that he ends up raping her would probably push it into Unfortunate Implications territory if it wasn't true to the original Shakespeare and for reasons mostly unrelated to race.
- Surprisingly, not one of the many jokes in Blazing Saddles. The Trope Name comes from a line dropped in a shenanigan Sheriff Bart and the Waco Kid pull to get the attention of a kouple of Klan members.
- That is not twue.
- It's twue! It's TWUE!
- Mel Brooks said the studio made him cut a line when the lights go out and Lili Von Shtupp says "It's twue! It's twue!" the sheriff was supposed to say: "Uh... you're sucking my elbow."
- That is not twue.
- While not the Ur Example, one of the earliest trope codifiers for films of this trope is The Birth of a Nation (aka The Clansman), a controversial but influential 1915 film in which the Ku Klux Klan is founded in large part because the white men need to defend the honor of their women, who are being taken away to be raped by Always Chaotic Evil black men. For those who aren't film scholars or aficionados of silent film, it should be noted that the controversy and influence are due to two entirely different things: the controversy due to the extremely vile racism, the influence due to the style of the movie, which set a few trends in motion.
- The Blind Side: A drug dealer makes sexual comments suggesting he thinks this way about Leigh Anne and Collins, setting off Michael's Berserk Button. Also, Leigh Anne's snobbish salad luncheon friends warn Leigh Anne of this.
- A subplot in the Blair Witch-style film Alien Abduction Incident in Lake County: a family gets together for Thanksgiving, and Kurt freaks out when his sister brings home her black boyfriend for dinner. Then they all get abducted by aliens.
- Exaggerated in the romantic comedy The Brothers. Bill Bellamy's character only dates white women after a nasty turn with a black ex, since he sees them as timid and docile. It doesn't help that the black women in his subplot (his mother and ex) are both racist, ball-busting shrews. The white girl comes across as ironically sensible; she defends herself against his ex, and calls Bellamy out on his bullshit when he chides her for being "no different" after the two ladies fight.
- In Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, one of the characters appears to be making a play at an attractive black woman, who seems receptive to his advances. However it turns out he's actually talking to a white woman behind her, who is...rather unattractive. He defends himself to his friend by implying that it's revenge on white people for centuries of slavery and injustice.
- The infamous 1975 Blaxploitation movie Mandingo, which is about a horny slaveowner's wife (named Blanche, FFS) seducing a Scary Black Man on the plantation. It ends with a black baby being born and the white owner murdering both his wife and his slave in revenge.
- Mitch Mullany's "The Breaks" includes a scene reminiscent of I'm Gonna Git You Sucka when the main character, Derrick, attends a spoken word performance. After a dreadlocked black man recites an angry Afrocentric poem, the hostess says, "Thank you very much, Stokely Ungawa, and your lovely wife, Betsy..." at which point the camera cuts to the same poet, embracing a very WASPy looking blonde.
- The 1968 British-French film The Girl on a Motorcycle (AKA Naked Under Leather). At the French/German border a smiling black customs officer makes a point of taking the title character aside and patting her down in an intimate fashion. When she has to go through the same customs station later on in the movie she comments, "That black man had better not try touching me up again" only to be disappointed when she sees the customs officer is an elderly white guy.
- An early example is Harry Belafonte and Joan Fontaine in the 1957 film Island in the Sun. Unsurprising for the time, they don't end up together
- Deliberately averted in the movie Hitch. Originally, Cameron Diaz was supposed to play Hitch's love interest. However, when Will Smith got the role, they decided that this trope might come out to play. However, they also didn't want to cast a black actress for fear that people would assume that it was an African-American movie like Tyler Perry's films. They finally decided on Cuban-American Eva Mendez (who has been cast because of this racial gray-area more than once.)
- There is a tragic example in Holes. The relationship between Sam, a black man, and Kate, a white woman, causes another man after Kate to kill Sam, provoking Kate into becoming the notorious bandit Kissin' Kate Barlow.
- John Updike's Brazil is about an affair between a rich white girl and poor black man who later run away together. Later they switch colours by mystic means (it's a long story). It does not end well.
- Perry Moore's Hero is about a team of misfit superheroes. Precog and Cool Old Lady Ruth recounts to main character Thom her black boyfriend from her younger days. Her rich father is not pleased with this, and has her boyfriend savagely attacked. However, she had no idea about this and was told he left her. She just so happens to see him again some time later, working as a stock boy, visibly disabled and uncoordinated from the beating he suffered. Ruth was so horrified that she couldn't face him, and said they would talk after his shift. He said he would wait. At that point, she drove away and her rage prompted her decades-long crime spree before she decided to become a superhero to repent her crimes. When she was dying after being attacked by the Big Bad, her last words were, "He did wait for me..." A definite tear-jerker.
- In The Poisonwood Bible, Leah (a white girl who came to the Congo with her missionary family) ends up marrying Anatole (a black citizen of the Congo). There are a lot of awkward moments, to say the least, over Leah's skin color, as she is the minority in the country where she lives, and because her race defines her as a citizen of an imperialist country.
- Older Than Print: The Framing Device of 1001 Arabian Nights includes this, albeit with Persian women, namely the queens of the brother kings. Said queens are found lying with black slaves. The trope is then repeated multiple times within the tales.
- To Kill a Mockingbird: "White trash" Mayella Ewell comes on to Tom Robinson, a black man, in 1930s Alabama. As he tries to get away, her father comes in, witnesses this, beats the shit out of her, and then forces her to claim Robinson raped her.
- In the short story Spawn of Satan by Charles Birkin, a black man and his white wife move to a town ruled by neo-Nazi street gangs. He is horribly and gruesomely lynched by the gangs in revenge for his wife accidentally killing a white child when she had a heart attack while driving.
- Weeds manages to use this one and Asian Gal with White Guy with Dean and Celia Hodes — Dean cheats on Celia with an Asian woman, and Celia gets back at him by sleeping with Conrad and bragging to Dean that she slept with a black man. Conrad also has a relationship with Nancy before being Put on a Bus.
- My Name Is Earl: Joy was afraid of her father's reaction to her marrying Darnell, since he'd objected to her dating a black guy in high school. In reality, he knew that the unfortunate youth was actually his illegitimate son.
- Played with in Community in the episode "Early 21st Century Romanticism" where Dirty Old Man (but very white) Leonerd uses the trope almost word for word:
Leonard: "Where are all the white women at?"
- Brazilian historical Soap Opera Xica da Silva, period. And it was Based on a True Story.
- Since their groundbreaking roles in 1992's soap Por estas Calles, Venezuelan actors Gledys Ibarra and Franklin Virguez tends to end in roles with this kind of relationship, given that they are two of the most prominent black actors in a country where most of the acting pool is fair-skinned (and Ms. Ibarra herself has lighter skin and green eyes). They are helped by the fact that Venezuela is more accepting of interracial couples.
- Dep. Jones on Reno 911 is obsessed with white Dep. Clementine Johnson, even though black Dep. Williams won't stop throwing herself at him.
- For that matter, Lt. Dangle (white gay man) is obsessed with Dep. Jones as well.
- Angel: When Angelus is locked in a cell in the basement, he greets Gunn and Fred with "Othello and Desdemona!'
- "... no, wait. Desdemona wasn't in love with the other guy."
- Oz. Kareem Said's attraction to a white woman gets him ousted as leader of the Muslims. In an earlier episode he briefly encounters his former fiancee, who's also white — a fact that caused a rift with his own sister, who accused Kareem of "trying to be something he's not." (i.e. white)
- In Charles S Dutton's sitcom Roc, a long lost relative gets engaged, and carefully breaks it to Roc's racist black father that his fiance is white, though forgets to mention that it's a man.
- Everton and Renee on Chef!. The only outside opposition they got (not counting Renee being a bit of a Rich Bitch) was the Chef himself, who didn't think they should date because they were colleagues.
- Will Smith played half of such a couple on a Very Special Episode of Sesame Street dealing with racism.
- Dr. Elizabeth Corday and Dr. Peter Benton on ER, until the actor playing Benton got upset with the situation and the producers broke them up and set him up with a new, black character.
- 704 Hauser, a belated Spin-Off of All in The Family, showed a black family living in the Bunkers' former home. The son was in a relationship with a Jewish girl, which the father tolerated about as much as Archie tolerated Meathead (or perhaps a little less).
- Deliberately averted in The Sixties spy series I Spy, at the insistence of Bill Cosby.
- In The 4400, Richard Tyler was abducted from 1951 during the Korean War, where his secret relationship with a white woman had gotten him beaten up by his fellow officers. In the present, his relationship with fellow abductee Lily, the Identical Granddaughter of that woman, is seen as totally mundane... well, apart from their superpowered Fetus Terrible.
- Subverted and lampshaded on an episode of The Golden Girls in which Sophia strikes up a friendship with an elderly black man named Alvin.
Sophia: There's nothing romantic about it — I've never even thought of him that way. Which is surprising, because I've always wondered about that particular myth.
- Mad TV had a skit called "Inside Looking Out" hosted by a black man and his white (and very racist) wife.
- An episode of Law & Order featured a white girl killing her black boyfriend, and claimed he tried to rape her when she was arrested. It later came out that her father was a racist, and had previously broken her arm for going out with a black guy in high school.
- On an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati African-American DJ Venus Flytrap dates station manager Andy's younger sister. It causes a brief rift in their friendship but they patch it up just before a bar brawl starts when a redneck objects to Venus and the sister dancing.
- An episode of Promised Land had a white girl and black boy pretending to be a couple to gauge people's reactions. It was for a class project and both were reluctant to participate, due to mutual dislike unrelated to race. Responses from the public ranged from matter-of-fact to disapproval to outright rage from people of both races. Despite this, the two came to genuinely like each other, but the white girl nixes the relationship before it can even begin, fearing the disapproval of her family.
- Played with in The Kids in The Hall — Susan, a white girl (Dave Foley) brings her black boyfriend Tony (Scott Thompson) to meet her parents, warning him about their attitudes. His race isn't an issue to them at all, and in fact they like him immediately — but she reacts to every friendly conversational line of theirs as if it were an indictment against him.
Dad: Gosh, Tony. I've got to tell you... you're a pleasant change from the usual riff-raff Susan usually brings home.
- Played for Drama in Hell on Wheels. For striking up a relationship with Eva, a white prostitute, Elam is nearly hanged in the highly racist 1860s.
- "KKK Bitch" by Ice-T's band Body Count. Also, on the album, a skit before the song states that "the real issue isn't the lyrics on the record, but the risk of the white kid identifying with a black artist, or a white girl, falling in love with a black man".
- Also, "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight", where the protagonist kills his racist mother after she negatively reacts to his white girlfriend.
- Kanye West — "Gold Digger"
And they gone keep calling and trying / But you stay right girl / But when you get on he leave your ass for a white girl.
- The video for "Touch the Sky" has a scene in which his black ex-girlfriend yells at him for dating a white girl. When said girlfriend (played by Pamela Anderson) runs out and kisses him, the ex-girlfriend and her friend are seen looking annoyed and shocked.
- In late 2010 Kanye began to embrace this trope.
"Champagne Wishes, thirty white bitches..." from "So Appalled"
- Madness — Embarrassment, which was a real life story about a sister of one of the band. Happily, it ended well.
- Public Enemy's "Pollywanacraka" on "Fear of A Black Planet" delves into this trope.
- Some of Ice Cube's songs from his "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" to his "The Predator" albums also reference this trope.
- Othello: Italian Desdemona falls for the "moor" Othello. It has been argued that in Shakespeare's time "moor" didn't mean Black necessarily, and through history he was often played as Arabic.
- Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus has an affair with Tamora, queen of the Goths and empress of Rome, and their child turns out to be black.
- The Merchant of Venice has two examples:
- One of Portia's wealthy suitors is the Prince of Morocco, who begs her to "mislike me not for my complexion". When he loses the Engagement Challenge, she is quite glad: "Let all of his complexion choose me so."
- Later on, Lorenzo mentions that Launcelot had a fling with a black moor and that she is now "with child". It's never mentioned again, but it is used as a setup for an Incredibly Lame Pun on "moor" and "more".
- In my ivory tower, life was just a Hostess snack/ But now I've tasted chocolate, and I'm never going back!
- 1960s hippy musical Hair invokes both the Black Man/White Woman and Black Woman/White Man version of this trope with the song "Black Boys/White Boys". The movie adaptation takes it farther, adding a Ho Yay component with the Army induction examiners.
- This makes an appearance in The Magic Flute, where the Moor Monostatos (see above) is irresistibly attracted to Pamina, accompanied by a heapin' helpin' of Unfortunate Implications (implications, nothing; unfortunate text.)
Und ich soll die Liebe meiden,/weil ein Schwarzer hässlich ist!/[...]Eine Weisse nahm mich ein;/Weiss ist schön, ich muss sie küssen!
- Nina Crowley from Treading Ground is a white girl who only dates black men. At one point another character refers to her as a Negrophile.
- Cracked discusses this trope in #5 on this article. It mostly talks about how movies rarely portray this trope when the movie isn't all about race.
- Tom and Sara DuBois from The Boondocks.
- In the comics, they've had many discussions about the baggage that comes with being such a couple. Sara was upset when she found out Tom had only dated white women before ("I'm your little Barbie doll, an embodiment of the European standards of beauty!" "Oh but what I really love you for is your sense of modesty, miss 'embodiment of the European standards of beauty!'"), until he points out that all HER boyfriends in the past have been black. He even quotes the trope title jokingly which does not amuse Sara.
- The comics also lampshades the trope by having them dress as Othello and Desdemona, which turns out to be the only disguise they ever put on for Halloween.
- There is also a deleted scene on the Season One DVD, where Granddad imagines the worst case scenario at the Wuncler party, Huey calling the host a "Cracker Devil", and Riley asking "Where all the white bitches at?"
- Several episodes of the series imply that black men with power or money will naturally try to score white women. Several episodes also imply that the whitest of women can't get enough of their Nubian Romeos (Ann Coulter for one).
- Chef really loves the white meat. They do love his chocolate balls too though.
- Family Guy. Chris' talking pimple forces him to rub grease on himself to make more pimples. One of them says "Where the white heads at?"
- In "Brian the Bachelor", Cleveland goes on the prowl at a local bar. He asks a potential mate "Hey baby, how'd you like to go black and then make the difficult decision on whether to go back? " she replies "I already went Burnt Sienna and never went back." The Burnt Sienna crayon she is dating starts to threaten Cleveland.
- Peter worries that Jerome will steal Lois from him in "Jerome is the New Black", as they used to date. Jerome says he would never do such a thing but admits that he did have lots of sex with Meg. Peter is not concerned about that.
- Invoked in "Untitled Griffin Family History", when Peter says "Of course, ordinarily black guys aren't attracted to white women, but she was something different." Then played straight.
- From The Simpsons, The Simpson kids themselves are 1/64 African American--and Homer 1/32--due to their white ancestor Mabel Simpson marrying a black man named Virgil. (She did so in Canada, which was part of the British Empire at the time.)
- Malory on Archer loves black men. Such as when she pulls strings to get Conway Stern into ISIS ("He just appeared... like a foundling, carved out of onyx") and routs any attempt to get a background check pulled on him, or when she gets a chance to "fact check" a Hollywood script and writes herself in as a sexy fifty-something in love with a handsome black agent.
- On Robot Chicken, a scientist programs his Afrobot to say this.
- Chris Rock did a load of stuff on this topic, going as far as saying that even a plain-looking white woman like Rosie O'Donnell could have a plethora of black men to choose from. And she doesn't even like men.
- Considering the national story about the interracial couple of a black man and white woman who were denied the right to be married by a Louisiana justice of the peace, this is sadly not a Dead Trope. The Justice of the Peace in question refused to marry them due to his beliefs on interracial marriage, and told them they would have to find another Justice to perform the ceremony. At the very least, the Justice in question eventually resigned from his post following the national uproar over his actions and subsequent defense of said actions. And to prove that not all Humans Are Bastards, the governor of Louisiana denounced him.
- As the article itself shows though, the judge's reasoning for denying interracial couples marriage licenses, while flawed and somewhat cowardly, was not exactly racist: he was concerned about the damaging affect that the prejudice of their peers would have on the children of interracial couples, which unfortunately remains a very serious problem in America, among both races. Thus, this could be considered a partial aversion of the trope.
- O.J. Simpson would not be worth mentioning that he happened to have been accused of murdering his ex-wife, who was white...except for the fact that his attorneys removed pictures of white women from the walls of his house for a visit by the jury. THAT invokes this trope.
- Like many things, this trope is a very common theme in pornography. Examples too numerous to mention.
- If nothing else, we might as well bring up the Interracial system of Literotica, which is on this trope like white on rice (or black on white.)
- There was a race-bait ad for the '06 Tennessee Senator race between Republican Bob Corker and Black Democrat Harold Ford. So what happens? Air an ad with a white airhead saying "I met Ford at the Playboy mansion!" then ending with her saying "Call me." This ad does nothing but feed off interracial relationships towards backwoods Tennesseans. The kicker? The state party who put on the ad was unapologetic, while the national RNC as well as Corker, the actual candidate, begged them to ditch the ad.
- For the record, the part with the white "airhead" girl saying she met Harold Ford, Jr. at the Playboy mansion was only one short clip that was part of a much longer ad that had people ironically showing support for Ford in spite (or because) of various other political positions or perceived personality flaws that Republicans saw fit to use against him. Furthermore, Harold Ford, Jr. actually did have a white girlfriend and at the time was known to visit the Playboy mansion on occasion, so despite its political incorrectness, that particular part of the ad was actually an example of Truth in Television.
- According to some bozos, Tiger Woods. You've gotta love how the article sees nothing at all screwed up about his actual infidelity. And since Woods is a quarter-black, quarter white, and half-Thai, someone is going to be offended no matter who he has sex with.
- Historically, white (or at least "pale") women have been considered the most attractive almost universally, because if your skin was pale it meant you were rich enough that you could afford to stay indoors all day, instead of being out working in the sun. Since this put you in a distinct minority, lighter skin tones were considered alluring and exotic. Even today, with changing standards of skin beauty, there is still an expectation that women be fairer of feature than their Tall, Dark and Handsome men.
- Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel got hate mail for being married. In The Nineties. Even today, Diggs is criticized by members of the Black community for having a white wife.
- And she's Jewish, so most of the people threatening them probably hate her anyway.
- One can only imagine how horribly people treated (or wanted to treat) African-American boxer Jack Johnson, as he apparently exclusively dated and married white women during the Aughties — the Ninteen-Aughties.
- Eleanor Roosevelt visited Britain during WW 2, and spent some time talking to American troops. One consistent complaint she heard from white American Southern soldiers was that British women didn't treat black American soldiers like untouchable potential rapists. (I.e., how any "virtuous Southern woman" of the 1940s was supposed to treat a black man.) The British women were instead being just as nice to the black soldiers as to the white soldiers. Oh, horror, imagine that!
- Beyond just the romantic possibilities, this happened in both world wars: African-American troops in Europe found conditions far less harsh than at home. Less racism, less cruelty, less government-sanctioned segregation--in WWI many African-American soldiers deserted to stay in France after the war. After WWII, Germany had the best reputation among black soldiers.
- Speaking of Germany, guess who used this trope? That's right. After the end of WWI until the rise of Nazi Germany, the French had occupied the Ruhr area with dark soldiers from their colonies. They took a liking to the local women, and some of these couples had kids. Of course, the Nazis hated the idea of race-mixing and invoked this trope. In fact, the French colonial soldiers were mostly North African Arabs or West African, but that didn't stop the Nazis from spreading fear propaganda about "savage African blacks raping our German women".
- The Nazis also used the trope in propaganda encouraging men from occupied countries to enlist in the German Army, threatening them with a flood of amorous African-American soldiers unless they helped defend Western Europe.
- Actually, in the instance of the occupation of the Ruhr by colonial troops, it wasn't just the Nazis — a fair chunk of the German press ran cartoons like these ones.
- There is a stereotype (at least in the black community) that white girls are easy and will do anything a black man tells them to do as well as put up with ill treatment (infidelity, abuse), whereas black girls are demanding and won't do anything men want them to do. Obviously this is not true, but it is a common stereotype.
- There's also a common stereotype that white women date black men because they are easier to control than white men. Although the black man has male privilege over her, she also knows that she has white privilege over him.
- Another stereotype is that white women date black men to piss off their fathers.
- Sammy Davis, Jr. with Kim Novak (the mob got involved). And later with May Britt (just your typical death threats). Miscegenation was illegal in 31 states until 1967, so one supposes it's a little like Sammy Davis, Jr. against the world.
- Alexandre Dumas, despite being from the mid-1800s, wouldn't take any guff from people who had problems with his family, saying "My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends."
- In 1961, Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old black boy, dared to whistle at an older white woman, and ended up getting lynched for it. His body was eventually recovered weeks later from the bottom of a river. Despite the body's advanced state of decomposition, Till's mother insisted on an open casket ceremony so that the world can see what racism did to her son. The gruesome pictures of Till's body lying in state that appeared in Time magazine was credited with helping to kick off the 60s Civil Rights Movement.