READ MORE: Things You Only Know If Your Boyfriend Is Black And You're Not There weren’t any mixed race families on and the most famous black pop star in the world was referred to in mainstream media as the "Scary” one.
When people asked me about my ethnicity, I would often just mumble something about tanning easily and change the subject, and I brushed off racist slurs like any other insult.
Earlier today the publication retracted the article and issued an apology, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
The myth the Black women are against interracial dating gets fired off from several different directions.
I grew up in a small town in the 90's, where I was the only non-white girl in my class at school and my skin colour was a curiosity rather than a threat.
There was no racial tension, but then again, no sense of black community. All the boys I crushed on were white; my first “boyfriend” (aged 10) was white and my first boyfriend (aged 14) was white.
And nowhere is it more of an issue than in the world of dating and relationships.
Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many of us are tired of hearing them.
But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family.
But make no mistake about it: This is the result of a certain kind of white privilege, not a lack of women of color interested in dating white men or making their love lives public.
So while it should certainly make headlines that Lindsay is Black, her racial preferences — or lack thereof — on the other hand, should not.