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In Search Of Black-On-Black Love

Searching for black love in all the wrong places? This week on Ask Code Switch, we bust the myths and unpack the stereotypes about black relationships.
What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Source: Nicole Xu for NPR

Is it really true that a good (black) man is hard to find? This week, we're taking on some long-lasting stereotypes about black-on-black love.

Natalie asks:

I am an attractive, social young black woman from Austin and I can't seem to land a black man. I support and participate in interracial friendships and romances (so much so that strangers frequently comment on the college-brochure-cover level of diversity going on in my circle), but I have always desired and expected black love like my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents had. I would not say I am waiting for a black man, but the older I get, the more weddings I attend where my brothers or cousins marry

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