posted by: http://www.********************** A friend of mine overheard two guys on the bus talking about Halle Berry and their strong opposition to the new man in her life. Their conversation verbatim: “Man, I don’t understand how she’s gettin’ with that white [dude]. He can’t do nothin’ for her.” “She needs to find a brotha’ that will treat her right.” “She’s too **** pretty to be treated bad.” You can imagine the strength required to suppress the snicker rising in my throat. I didn’t realize that only pretty girls should be treated well... I have to pass that one on to the rest of us who don’t have Berry Beauty. Thanks for the insight fellas! This got me thinking about interracial dating... Are some people still so closed minded that even a woman of Halle Berry’s status still gets disapproving glances and comments because she has chosen to date outside her race? I don’t have Halle Berry’s status, but as a black woman who has dated, and continues to date white men, it’s not about pissing off my race, it’s about exploring my options and finding the best man for the job. And when you think about it, after an early boyfriend mistreated her, David Justice abused her and Eric Benet cheated on her, she decided to try something new--dating outside the Brotha Box! It’s not like Halle Berry gives a hoo about the common man’s approval of who she chooses to date anyway. And if you’re going to date outside the Box, raise your standards a bit. Let’s look at things in terms of Black and White: Gabriel Aubry is Hot by white-guy standards. Hell, he’s Hot by general standards! So she picked a good one. I say, if this guy is treating her right, not abusing her, not cheating on her, who cares what color he is? And if their relationship ends because of something he did, trust me it has nothing to do with his Color, but all about his Gender! Look at it this way, men are kind of like shoes, they may not come in your preferred color, or a color everyone else thinks you should be wearing, but if they look good and they make you feel good, after a while, they might just become your favorite pair!