Indian-American actress Mindy Kaling, for example, essentially told that she favors white men.
“I embarrassingly love blond men — hot pinups like Chris Evans and Chris Pine,” she said.
Singer Rihanna, journalist Lisa Ling and actor Eddie Murphy are all examples of people who've dated both within and outside of their racial group.This review of the myths that shroud interracial couples indicate that romance across the color line remains a source of stigma.Arguably the biggest myth about interracial couples is that such pairings always involve a white person and a person of color.If the person has bought into the idea that some racial groups are more desirable than others and date such people because they consider them to be “catches” or “trophies,” there’s little you can do to change their mindset anyway.They’ll likely excuse their dating patterns as being simple “preferences” rather than examine how our racially stratified society has influenced them to find some racial groups more appealing than others.Of course, a number of such couples exist in real life as well.Famous examples of interracial couples of color include musician Carlos Santana and his wife, Cindy Blackman, an African American; and Wesley Snipes and his wife, Nakyung Park, a Korean American.In other words, their partners aren’t particularly attractive, moneyed or educated. Unless the only criterion a person has in a mate is that she be white, it’s doubtful that this generalization applies.They are not dating “catches.”The rationale here is that whites enjoy so much privilege in society that minorities who pursue romances with them aren’t exactly picky. Rosie Cuison Villazor, a law professor and co-editor of , has found that the income of interracial couples tends to vary by the racial makeup of the couple.“Forty-two percent of white men/Asian women married couples both went to college, compared with 20 percent of white/Hispanic married couples and 17 percent of white/black married couples,” she found.Nonetheless, interracial couples of color have been the inspiration for films such as “Mississippi Masala,” in which Denzel Washington plays a character who falls in love with a South Asian woman.Moreover, the comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” paired the Korean-American protagonist up with a Latina love interest.