The concept of a black man in a relationship with a white woman is a "thing" that people have an opinion on, and that opinion comes with an entire set of stereotypes, fueled by racist ideology, a complicated past, and sometimes even pop culture.
Kanye West once rapped about how successful black men will "leave your ass for a white girl," and then put himself into that box by marrying a white woman, furthering the pervasiveness of flawed, generic ideas about interracial relationships.
It is also believed that a large percentage of Black men marry White women.
In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.
Half or 50% of African Americans have never been married compared to 33% of all Americans.
White women range from those so intrigued by black men that it veers into fetish to those so reluctant to date black men that it feels more racist than preference-driven.
These are generalizations, of course, but they are attitudes that I've personally encountered.
This is often cited as one of the causes of lower marriage rates among Black women. While Black men marry white women at twice rate that Black women marry White men, i In 2012 The U.