Believe it or not, slave owners didn't exactly document where their slaves were coming from, and history-erasing of slaves was definitely a thing, too.
It is clear that we have substantial Native Indian blood in our family, and on my dad's side there is Scottish blood that stems from a handsy slave-trader generations ago.
Then again, the demographics of my clients are probably a bit skewed towards upper-middle class white people.
Money quote: The researchers found that most women speed daters said yes (meaning they’d like to see a man again after the four-minute speed date) less often to men of another race than they did to men of their own race.
While he said white people were the most likely to consider relationships with people from other ethnic backgrounds, he said the biggest 'reversals' in preference, are observed among groups that display the greatest tendency towards in-group bias.
There are only a few good White men — trust me.”Thicke also switched his focus by claiming some black woman may need to humble themselves if they wish to find quality black men.“Good luck finding a good White man who understands your journey. I’ve got 20 Black male friends, who are all good men who take good care of their wives, and good care of their children. Maybe the women have to take better care of their men.
This discrimination has historical roots — during slavery, lighter-skinned black people often worked in the house, while darker-skinned black people were relegated to work in the fields.
The exact racial makeup of my mother's side of the family cannot be effectively traced due to slavery.
I’m a bit surprised at men’s openness to interracial dating.
While I’ve personally dated women across the racial spectrum, I’ve only had a handful of clients who ever expressed preferences for women of other races.
Thicke also stated that he’s broken relationship with his mother and Paula’s with her father allows them to lean on each other (and their adorable son Julian Fuego who was born this past April) for love and support.