Angela Simmons took to her blog on Global Grind to vent her frustration over the negative attention she’s been getting over her preference to date outside her race.
Simmons who is currently dating a young man by the name of Oscar “Skillz” Salinas, feels that other black women should step outside their comfort zone and “Rise Above The Hate,” because they may be surprised to learn that they have a lot in common with other people besides their own.
“Now that I have a moment to sit down and reflect, I wanted to talk to you about something I have recently noticed. I am a lil surprised at the number of people that seem to disapprove of the relationship with my boyfriend. I find this reality to be kind of hard to accept. There are times when I notice people giving us long hard stares and those stares are usually from my own people!
Honestly, I wish everyone could benefit from the beauty that can come from experiences that happen outside of your own comfort zone. It is truly a beautiful thing that can add so much to your life.
Give it a shot and you can learn so much from a person you never thought you’d talk to or have something in common with. I’m not just talking about dating but about all types of relationships.
Sometimes society makes it hard for us to be comfortable enough in our own skin to embrace others who are different.
I am a firm believer that we are all the same.
Basically what I’m saying is love everyone. Rise above the hate.
I don’t feel like this subject gets enough attention, so I thought I would share this with my GG family.”
According to statistics more than 70% of African American women are single. Sister2Sister Magazine once asked the question:
Would less Black women be single if they were open to dating men of other races?
They brought on Jacqueline Rhinehart, the author of “My Organic Soul,” to share her views: