The Black / Latino Connection: Are Latino men attracted to black women? Can a Latina bring a black man home?

Fried chicken with arroz con pollo. Electric Slide mixed with Salsa dancing. The Black / Latino connection is becoming more and more popular these days. But just how popular?

According to the U.S. Census, 18% of Hispanic wives are married to a non-Hispanic man, while 15% of Hispanic men have a non-Hispanic wife.

Black and Hispanic/Other Married Couples in the United States in 2006

Black Husbands with Hispanic/Other Wives: 45,000
Hispanic/Other Husbands with Black Wives: 23,000

Source: U.S. Census

How do Latino families react when their son/daughter brings an African-American boyfriend or girlfriend home?

Are Latino men attracted to black women?

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Comment by Ms. DaniRN on June 26, 2010 at 10:21pm
well im blk west ind and mex. And i love pr dr cuban columbian mex all men really. something about them
Comment by layla on February 24, 2009 at 3:28pm
One of my cousins is married to a Mexican man and another one is married to a Puerto Rican man. My hairdressers husband is Mexican, but he looks white.
Comment by Lorraine Lozada on February 24, 2009 at 3:13pm
Old school latinos are the most COLOR STRUCK culture!! Thank God my dad who is a brown skin Puerto Rican and my mom who is Euro/Native had no problem with me bringing a black man home. But a lot of the "old school" latinos do have a problem with American Black men which is ridiculous because most of us have African blood. And my brothers have dated and are very much attracted to black women! My family does not discriminate. :)
Comment by Jose on February 24, 2009 at 3:12pm
Its all good in the melting pot of America Mike, Michelle and I have been together since 1987, married in 1995 and as a result have a 16yr, 10yr, &5yr old son(s). Yeah you can say in the begining people looked and people commented but you know what - it never matter cuz love has no boundaries and if there is - its only because of insecurities creating them. I knew she was mine after 3dates in high school - I told her she would be my wife and she tried over and over again to side track me and now look... 20yrs plus together..What a ride we are on...
Comment by Teresa Erroa on February 24, 2009 at 2:58pm
My personal experience when i dated a black man home was that my parents did not care what his skin color was but that he treated me right. I am from El Salvador that little Central American Country that for a long time know one knew about until the large influx of Salvadoreans in the mid to late 80's. We are quite a majority now, many are small business owners and just like Mexicans and Puerto Ricans you can find us in many states of this great nation. Bueno, as Glisett stated to check history, many Africans were left behind in the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras (large concetration of African descendants) therefore the mix in races and the fact that many of us are Mestisos or Mulattos. I could go on with many facts, but reality is that Latina women are not that different from Black women we are strong and determined to get ahead in life. No vemos
Comment by Lenora on February 24, 2009 at 2:22pm
I would love to find out about the Latino Men......
Comment by Vivian Dyson on February 24, 2009 at 2:19pm
If those whom call theselves men, start conducting themselves as such, and stop pretending to be MEN then no real woman who truly handles herself,& her responsibilities regardless of her race,etc will have no problem with there real man coming home. But remember before jumping into something just to say I Got a Man... Make sure he really is a Man and he will come home every time. God Bless and Stay True to Self.....
Comment by Ebony and Ivory on February 24, 2009 at 1:52pm
Latino men and black women go very well together. I was in a relationship with a Puerto Rican man I have to say that I loved the passion and delicate care that he shared and gave to me. We found that there were alot of similarities between our cultures as well as some differences.. (i introduced him to having fresh green vegetables with ever dinner meal) And he helped me to loosen up a bit and be alittle more uninhibited. Our relationship will go down as one of my greatest loves and lovers(seriously!!!!!) ever in my life. There really is not much of a difference anyway and because of ancient slave trades they and are of African and Spanish decent just as we are of African and Anglo-Euro..Dominant genes being from the African DNA for both of us......and therefore come in different shades, features and hair textures just as we do.
Comment by Original_Man on February 24, 2009 at 1:46pm
Theres something about the way spanish women move, the energy they bring and the vivaciousnes
they bring when they come around. I love that they truly believe in family first. Just as much i love
my sistas too. Man what a tough choice to have; but a good one.
Comment by Sasha on February 24, 2009 at 1:42pm
Kudos to Darius Wright! For the simple fact that he is right. Most of the men that I’ve either been close too, or in a relationship with where men of Latino decent (or Afro Latino). I dated a Dominican that was just as dark as myself and one who was so light he looked White. I’ve dated a Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, Columbian, and a Cuban. And I had more fun with them (they had more respect for me) than the two or three black men that I ‘wasted’ my time with.
I get hit on more by Latino/Hispanic/Mexican men than I do Brotha’s. I’ve even noticed some White men coming out of the Woodworks looking for some ‘chocolate’ ;) It’s just amazing to me how it’s acceptable for black men to date, marry, have kids with whomever they see fit, but if we as black women make the same choice in mate we’re sell outs and a disgrace to the family. My father even took it so far as to say he would kill me if I brought someone who was not black home, but he loves the fact that my brother is living with (not married too) and has a son with a White woman. And to me, that’s upsetting because I always saw myself being married to a black man (since that was what I was taught to do); but with the way some black men see black women, I doubt that’s going to happen.
I’ve opened both my mind and my heart up to interracial dating after my many experiences with Latino men. It’s showed me that there’s nothing wrong with stepping outside of your race to find a mate. I had both positive and negative experiences with each individual relationship that I engaged in, and I’ve learned that no matter what the man’s skin color, or nationality, there’s good in the worst of us, and there bad in the best of us. We as people just have to be able to choose who’s going to treat us with the respect, love, and humility that we deserve as people.


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