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Then White male/Mestiza female and White male/east Asian female pairings seem to be considered non-controversial and pop up on occasion, though you rarely see Mestizo males or east Asian males in interracial pairings. I am not some social scientist combing through all visual media and filling out spreadsheets.
:-)I commend the media for showing any racial combination that reflects our society. Commercials seem to be the most common medium for any interracial depictions compared to TV and movies where they are far more rare.
My fiance believes it is to help remove the negative stereotypes black men have to endure in our society and thus marketing them in ads with white women helps promote them in a positive manner.
I personally do not buy her reasoning as I think it is more to do it but can't for the life of me figure it out.
You see this pairing of black men with white women in both TV commercials and print ads but I rarely see Asian woman with White man in advertisements or even Hispanics with Whites even though it is the most common.
Even in movies like Annie it was remade with a black/white biracial child and same with Kevin Costner's recent flop "Black or White".
That said, there tends to be a strong trend towards showing predominantly 'trendy' and less controversial pairings.Black man/White woman was so taboo in the past, but now it is the perfect showcase for relaxing social mores on interracial relationships, so that tends to get a lot of exposure and in my experience is the most common.And Black males and White females are rarely seen in any other interracial configuration.For example on ABC's Modern Family, had the viewer not heard Gloria(Sophia Vergara) speak we might never know that they are an interracial couple.Second, I feel America has this societal opinion that White and Black are somewhat opposite, so I think that we notice two people of such contrasting pigmentation more easily than say a Han Chinese and a Non Hispanic White.:-)Here you go with actual stats on interracial marriage and not what you think is the most common.Black male/white female is in 3rd place and Hispanic/non-Hispanic white parings are 5x more likely and Asian/non-Hispanic white parings 2.5x more likely. First of all, why does it bother you to see the black man-white woman image?When was the last time you saw an Asian male/Black female relationship?I commend the media for showing any racial combination that reflects our society. Commercials seem to be the most common medium for any interracial depictions compared to TV and movies where they are far more rare.But black men are lusted for by all women, and the fact that it's just now getting media exposure is overdue, because it didn't just become trendy.Third, like IM said, "Hispanic" isn't even a race, it's a culture.