Okay, I’ve got another one that may have an ick factor. The pretty fly for a white guy type. Yanno he’s into hip hop and has a little swagger. Speaks in AAVE. I haven’t seen them in IR romances, but see them all the time at the mall and they always seem to have a black girlfriend. I’m thinking there might be more of them in street lit. Does anybody know?
Then there’s the white guy who just seems to be down or chill with black folk. I had a friend like this in college. He didn’t try to have swagger or anything, but he preferred to hang black. If I recall, he was essentially raised by his black housekeeper and spent all his time her kids. Then he played sports and made friends mostly with black people. Would he be an icky hero? Has anyone seen him in a book?
It’s seems from my observations at least that most interracial readers prefer their “white boys white”. I’m just not sure if this reflects in real life where the pretty fly types seem to prevail, or at least the down guys. But I could be wrong. Those of you who date/mate IR what did you mainly encounter?