ran on Gawker earlier this month we received hundreds of comments and emails objecting to, agreeing with, or otherwise responding to Baker.
This week, we're publishing some of those responses as part of a conversation about race and relationships.
Stories, which laced with racial stereotypes, were told continuously that they became truth.
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Ultimately, I stuck to “my kind” and I am currently dating a Latino. Reserved When dating a Latino, there’s a level of intimacy that you don’t necessarily have when you’re with a white boy.
WATCH: Ask Sujeiry: What to Do With A Guy Who Ghosted? They are affectionate, romantic, open doors and usually have manners.
My mom knew her father wouldn't approve either way. She knew if she wanted to be with my dad, she'd have to runaway with him. Despite not knowing she was pregnant with my older brother at the time, she hid in a bunk in the back of my father's van and they crossed the border together.
They settled in a largely Mexican neighborhood in San Jose, California.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.I've dated other races aside from black men—my first and only boyfriend of two years was Korean. "My parents, I should say, have never forbidden me from dating black men, or a man of any race, but their silence, more so my mother's, has been felt—it rendered each guy invisible.But I've never dated someone of my own ethnicity: Mexican. And I would say Colombian, but that courtship never blossomed into much after he came over my house and serenaded me with his acoustic guitar. Time and again, after being introduced to a black guy I was dating, my mother either let out heavy sighs or foretold my future under her breath. My dad used his seasonal, strictly temporary passport for work and came to Arizona to pick fruit.I’m not saying this applies to all white men, but that has been my experience. MORE: Sex on the First Date: Do Men Think You’re a Slut? There are Latinos who are dry, lack manners and rarely show affection.