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16 Feb

Another of my male relatives brought home a woman for Christmas who seemed like a modern-day, socially progressive southern belle.

She was blonde, full figured, outgoing, and outspoken with a saucy southern accent and friendly, expressive manner.

Reid had talked about the challenge on the radio and publicly accepted the service’s offer.

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.

We drank wine and talked about normal, early-20s life stuff — terrible jobs, terrible apartments, terrible dates.

Then my friend turned to her college friends, all black women, and told them I dated black men.

They looked at me and tisked in a way that was half joking, half very, very serious.

It’s so hard for us to find quality black men, they told me. Wasn’t it racist for me to eliminate a possible mate based on his skin color?

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“It will be fun — and I’ll get some dates.” But two days after we spoke last week, a WNBC spokeswoman informed me that Reid no longer planned to accept the dating service’s challenge because she was “busy.” A friend told me that she’d changed her mind about it. The answer may be found in the dating service’s name: Interracial Dating One of my male relatives brought home a date for Thanksgiving who could have been Barbie's twin sister.She was blonde, thin, big-bosomed, and even had a Germanic name.Most daters on mainstream sites like OKCupid, Tinder and are white.And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.