Bracing herself for Thanksgiving, she anticipates more black male loved ones choosing to “date out.” “With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I cannot help but dwell on who might be coming to dinner,” Miles writes.“Last holiday season gave me plenty of food for thought on this all too familiar and often uncomfortable racially-tinged question.“To me, choosing a long term partner comes down to values more than anything else.” One black woman spoke up as a voice of empowerment amid these bitter discussions.

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This rattles her even though she is married to a Native American.

Bracing for more interracial couplings Miles brings the statistics about interracial marriage and black men to life by relating this trend to a typical, yet important, dating ritual: taking a serious partner home for the holidays.

Sites like Black White Dating Reviews provide unbiased reviews of interracial dating sites and apps, as well as forums and blogs for informational purposes.

According to the Pew Research Center, intermarriage rates have steadily increased, up to 8 percent more by 1980 and then 17 percent by 2015.

Others question whether Miles is correct in her judgement, because who one chooses for marriage should ultimately be a matter of the soul.

“I struggle to agree with anything said in this article, even though it appears the author has backed up her position with statistics,” was the take of Xylemic.

Tiya Miles is a Mac Arthur Fellowship “genius” grant recipient and lauded professor at the University of Michigan.

Most would assume her intellect and accomplishments would place her above the petty concerns of average folk.

Yet, like many black women, she is not immune to the twitch of anger evinced at the site of a black man with a white woman.