I don't get it, really. A lot of us are against interracial relationships for many reasons, but it always kind of pisses me off that the conversation has to be about Black/White couples. Unless someone specifies the IR as Black/Asian, Black/Middle-Eastern or Black/Latino, we will automatically start talking about Black/White relationships. I get that we (Blacks and Whites) are polar opposites in looks, society, politics, style, upbringing, and just about everything, but don't other races present the same problems that a lot of us are worried about? Like the dying of our race and the shortage of Black men. Don't Asians, Hispanics, and Middle-Esterns end up causing the same gaps? I'm personally not militant about being against IR. I don't have it written off as a complete restriction from myself, but I don't really put myself in one often, either. I just get kind of annoyed that whenever I or someone else brings it up (in real life, not so much the internet) the assumption is that we're referring to Black/White relationships, which is IMO, a boring, played out, and overly discussed subject. The conversations are ALWAYS the same: Black men go to White women because they think Black Women have attitudes/because WW treat them like "real men"/because WW are just easy/because it helps their social status/because they think they're more attractive-- and Black Women go for White men because: Black men are bums/Black men don't appreciate us/White men are just better, blah, blah, blah. And people always end up "agreeing to disagree" so that means nobody really made a difference. Serious debates where nobody changes their views even a little are nothing but worthless arguments in which people get angry for no reason and leave with the same thoughts they had before they started. But I don't want to have debates on IR, sometimes I just want to know what a lot of people feel uncomfortable talking about in front of other men and women; what do you find attractive about other races? I can never have this conversation other black women or men who don't get nervous. The people I'm around spend so much time promoting "Black is Beautiful" that their mentality is almost like that they can't think other people are beautiful too without feeling like traitors. Any opinions?