And the opposition comes from within the black community. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is white, has been married to a black woman, Chirlane Mc Cray, for more than two decades, and race matters to no one. More than 12 years ago, Karazin, 41, who is African-American, married a white insurance executive, Michael, 42.
But the black character Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington), a Washington, DC, crisis manager on the ABC show “Scandal,” is routinely savaged online for having a fictional affair with the show’s married, white president of the United States. They think it’s no big deal, but it is,” said Christelyn Karazin, co-author with Janice Roshalle Littlejohn of the book “Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture and Creed.” Karazin also writes the blog Beyond Black & White, runs an online forum of the same name and is brand ambassador to the interracial dating site. “Why do you have to be brave to date whomever the hell you want to? The pair lives happily in California with their three kids and Christelyn Karazin’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Yet criticism — some of it hurled online, some of it in Karazin’s face — for “marrying out” can be cruel. “Black men date or marry interracially at more than double the level women do,” she said. They can date anyone they want to — black women, white women.” The purpose of the dating challenge, she said, was to expand a woman’s choices.
Black women are up to 50 percent more likely than their male counterparts to graduate from high school, reports the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and The Schott Foundation for Public Education.
Most of us have butts, but not everyone can ride theirs to fame, glory and jealousy from a great museum’s staff. After watching his own female lawyer fight for him, Valle, who cooked for jail employees while locked up, said he wants to join the legal profession. A Wisconsin woman found her husband who vanished in 2005 on Facebook — living a mere 155 miles away and married to another woman. At least the discarded wife missed years of washing the rotter’s socks.