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Don't Bring Home a White Boy

And Other Notions that Keep Black Women From Dating Out

Contributions by Karen Hunter

About The Book

Folan encourages readers to look beyond common generalizations and stereotypes about race and gender in interracial relationships.

In Don’t Bring Home a White Boy, writer Karyn Langhorne Folan debunks the myths and common preconceptions about interracial relationships: Is a black woman who dates white men a traitor to her race? And is America’s history of black oppression a factor? Drawing on real-life testimonials, she boldly tackles this difficult subject with warmth, humor, and understanding, as she explores stereotypes of black female sexuality and white male perspectives on black female beauty.

Folan goes beyond statistics and offers firsthand insights on her own interracial relationship and attempts to tap into a woman’s desire to have all that they deserve instead of restricting themselves, simply because they want a “good black man.” Frank, authoritative, and universally relevant, her message to women is to look beyond skin color, accept themselves for who they are, and seek a man who truly loves them, regardless of race.

About The Author

Karyn Langhorne Folan is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the author of more than twenty books, including ghostwriting memoirs for celebrities such as Flavor Flav and Toya Carter Wright. She is also the author of Don’t Bring Home a White Boy, the Ashes, Ashes series, and contributed to the Bluford Series. Visit to learn more. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing (February 2, 2010)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439169391

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