He was a first time client, so we began to chit chat as I worked on his papers.
We talked about travels and different people we had met; the conversation turned to marriage as I was obviously wearing my wedding ring; he asked if I was married to an African, I said “Yes, of course,” then he asked if my husband was a doctor. Oh well, he says quite a few African men he knows are doctors … That’s when he asked me why it is so uncommon to find African women who date or marry outside their culture, especially to African American men. I kinda agreed – African women do marry outside their race and culture, but it’s more common to find them married to Caucasian men.
Most folks “tend to be comfortable with the culture they can identify with”, Anthony said.
Not enough interaction Diane kind of hit the nail on the head when she wrote: “On my part, I think both parties have bought into the stereotypes.
Earlier this year, I believe in January, a client walked into my office, his name JD (I am sure he is going to read this article).