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Another of my male relatives brought home a woman for Christmas who seemed like a modern-day, socially progressive southern belle.She was blonde, full figured, outgoing, and outspoken with a saucy southern accent and friendly, expressive manner.

Only 12% of black women married outside of their race.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.Writing for The Huffington Post, Miles penned a moving essay about this phenomenon: Hers is a tale of seeing first hand the black men in her family routinely select white women as mates.Two of my younger male relatives have recently been engaged to white women, and one tied the knot last summer.

This is a pattern that I have observed in my professional life for years: successful black men pairing up with white women, but now that the practice has come home to roost, so to speak, I cannot help but admit to feeling a bit demoralized.

, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.