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While I've dated other races, I'm mostly attracted to black men.
My eyes and heart tend to steer me in that direction.
Thirteen years of dating boys outside my race and it took sitting down to write this essay to have the first, real conversation with my parents about interracial dating.
I used to say I didn't have a type, but if we go off consistency, I do.
But it's not only about where and how it started; it may not even be right to think it started from any one place.
There's a myriad of factors that are both onset by personal experience and exposure to what people see on television or read in the news.
The majority of what my parents know about other races they've learned through media or second-hand stories.
Take the segregation and gang rivalry in Los Angeles or the hate crimes in southern states, like Texas and Atlanta.
This past April, a Hispanic father attacked his 14-year-old daughter after she chose a 15-year-old black guy as her dancing partner for a pre-quinceañera party.
Stories, which laced with racial stereotypes, were told continuously that they became truth.
Those "stories" tell of black men leaving their women, and of black men being promiscuous and violent. While problematic, my parents' thinking was the thinking of their time.