This group was created for the Black Woman and Asian Man who have always wanted to meet each other but perhaps found it hard to do so.
If you would like to have fun, meet new people, develop genuine friendships, dating, or even a long-term relationship -- then this group is for you.
AMBW_NYC is not always about finding the one or hooking up, but it is about having a comfortable space to encourage members to come out and enjoy themselves.
This includes even a father from a cosmopolitan American city, with a postgraduate degree, who loves and respects someone of a different race at work and might even invite someone of a varying skin tone or eye shape to Thanksgiving dinner but privately will tell his 10-, 20- or even 40-year-old son, “but you can’t marry one of them.” Which is just what my husband’s father told him when he explained his intentions with me.
Because once we as a couple met the multiracial scandal with a united front, the idea of me being “too different” eventually faded away.
This leads me to believe that interracial prejudice can be eradicated in one more generation – if today’s parents stop teaching it to our little ones, in subtle or unsubtle ways.
My family’s prejudices around marriage were just reserved for the more familiar American race war of calling black-white relationships “wrong” or “unfair to the children.” My husband and I married anyway, with the hard-won support of all our parents when the day finally came.
Seven years later we have three biracial children who are beloved by their grandparents, as am I.
My husband was born in South Korea, and his parents are educated, well-traveled, Asian professionals who have been American citizens for over 30 years.
Yet, straying outside of his race for love was always forbidden for him.
This was problematic, because I am your standard-issue white girl of European descent.
Which does not mean that my Caucasian parents were any more accepting of whom their children loved.