I once read a report that said over 50% of Afro-Caribbean men have a non-black partner. Over 50%. There are twice as many biracial Afro-Caribbean children in the uk than there are mono-racial Afro-Caribbean kids. At first, I was like that’s not possible, I lived in a different country then but moved to the UK last year. But I was seriously wrong. I live like an hour or two away from London, but I find it hard to spot fully black kids and when I do they’re usually African. All I see are biracial kids running around the place. And obviously since the men aren’t dating the women the women date outside their race too. The same report said Africans in the U.K. also date outside their race but overall they usually marry their own people or within their race at least (think it said due to culture & because of parents, traditions etc).
There’s nothing wrong with biracial kids or interracial dating, if you find someone you love, race shouldn’t be a barrier at all. But just looking at that statistic alone, I can’t help but feel other factors are playing into it. Self-hate, colourism & anti-blackness. I watched this Jamaican youtuber, she has a white boyfriend, and said she loved black boys so much but they would always tell her she’s ugly, she’s too black (she’s dark skinned and so beautiful) , they only date white girls etc, so she had to expand on who she dates which is understandable. Some black people are literally dying to not be with another black person and that says a lot.