As a man, I have very little reason to actually start crying. Unless I’ve been shot in the testicle via slingshot, or a truck full of puppies and kittens derails off the road and into a pit of scorching lava, my tears will be stay safe and sound in the pocket of my eye. However, when I go on Youtube to check out the widespread support for AMBW relationships, I gotta admit, I get a little misty eyed. Well, not really, but it is very exciting!
"I LOVE AMBW videos!"
Despite the rise in openness of Asian Men and Black Women and their vocalization of their interest in one another, I find one thing very puzzling: The AMBW “Movement.” What the hell is that about? What are we gonna do, assemble the Black Women and Asian Men in an orderly fashion, blow a horn and say “Ready? Set? Makeout!“?
I know, I get it, some of you are totally new to the concept of AMBW relationships, let alone interracial dating – that’s fine! Believe me, many years back I went through that phase of “Black Women interested in Asian guys? Am I dreaming?! Quick, somebody karate chop me!”
"I said pinch, you retard!"
So for many of you AMBW N00BS who just found out that Yellow and Black mix, you’re just in extacy over this new idea. So welcome, Freshman class of Ranier’s School of AMBW learning, please, have a fortune cookie (which is also made out of cornbread since, ya know, we like mixing things up a bit.)
As an Asian guy drenched in the silk wrappings of an already amazing AMBW relationship, I will tell you this: Livi and I don’t even fully realize each other’s ethnicity, let alone acknowledge it. Our ethnic background isn’t why we’re together. We are together because we respect and love who we are as INDIVIDUALS. Once in awhile we notice (I often crave meat and rice, and she loves to watch Basketball Wives) but it never becomes an issue, let alone a topic of discussion.
Livi: Babe, Basketball Wives is on! Wanna watch?! Me: Uhhh... sure!
So stop worrying about race so much. Stop trying to make this movement an actual “movement” and just go out and date whoever the fuck you want. I see so many of you underclassman trying to decipher each other as if Asians and Blacks are foreign species that need to be looked at under a giant microscope. Fun fact: this is dating, not honors microbiology.
Yes, from a cultural point of view, there are overlapping qualities that exist within the Asian and Black culture. Even though it’s beneficial to study up on things like “What qualities do Asians typically dislike in women?” or “Are Black families more conservative or liberal?” I think that if you really wish to snag some black and yellow lovin’, worry about that SPECIFIC person before you concern yourself with their race. In my experience, I’ve encountered girls who study up so much that when they try to speak to me, they end up sounding like a big ole’ racist.
If a rise in AMBW relationships is what you wish for, then do so by getting into one yourself. Don’t go off like a jackass trying to preach AMBW as if it were a religious group. Be your regular old yellow and black selves and you’ll do just fine. So to my newly introduced freshman class of the Ranier’s School of AMBW Learning, I say “Ni Hao, son!”