21 Things Your White Boyfriend Needs To Hear According To Twitter

The hashtag #DearWhiteBF was started yesterday to open up a candid discussion about problems that women of color encountered when dating white men.

Twitter user eeyore began the hashtag #DearWhiteBF as a way to start a conversation about the difficulties of dating a white male as a woman of color.

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#DearWhiteBF don't try to defend your family and friends' racial microagressions to me

— Allyy_Ang (@Ally Ang)
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#DearWhiteBF don't try to tell me that racial preference (i.e., liking Asian girls) is harmless. "Preferences" don't exist in a vacuum.

— Allyy_Ang (@Ally Ang)
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#DearWhiteBF I am Latina, but not hot food. Don't call me spicy.

— NatashaVianna (@Natasha Vianna)
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#DearWhiteBF "babe they're just kidding. don't be so sensitive" Is not an appropriate response to racist/misogynist comments

— femmen0ir (@usagi)
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#DearWhiteBF I am not your "half-Korean girlfriend"

— humancity (@middle finger emoji)
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#DearWhiteBF, dont tell me to "calm down" or "not let it get to you" or "not be so angry" when I experience racism that you never will.

— deluxvivens (@Nocciola Nazgul)
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#DearWhiteBf I'm not your "experiment" or "fetish"

— YouHateLooon (@Misbehaving Somie)
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#DearWhiteBF no, you cannot refer to my skin as a certain type of food. you will get fucked for referring to me as your "chocolate queen."

— xMissTanisa (@i woke up like dis.)
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#DearWhiteBF don't tell me because you are Irish you experience more racism than I do.

— Tipsy_princess_ (@Bookworm McKinky®)
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#DearWhiteBF being with you doesn't transfer your privilege. I still fear the police even when i'm with you.

— Tipsy_princess_ (@Bookworm McKinky®)
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#DearWhiteBF Can I date your grandparents instead? At least they're openly racist.

— caaliyo91 (@The Token Somali)
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#DearWhiteBF i love you a lot but man that subtle deeply ingrained racism that blips here and there still makes me sad

— CRIMELIKER (@ivan deathmetal)
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#DearWhiteBF you still can't say the n word, regardless of how long we've been together

— Amilah09 (@Halima)
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#DearWhiteBF I got sick of explaining that no two African countries are the same. Your experience of Nigerian culture is not applicable here

— judeinlondon (@Congolesa Rice)
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#DearWhiteBF, a year teaching English in Asia doesn't make you any more understanding or cultured.

— aechjay (@Grace Jung)
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#DearWhiteBF I might invite you to join something from my culture but that does not mean it is yours.

— amandajp801 (@Mandee)
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#DearWhiteBF, please understand that I you dont get cred for dating a WOC nor does your family

— brachyrhynchos (@Corvus)
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#DearWhiteBF don't call me exotic. I'm not a bird that you saw after walking in the zoo. Neither are we your sexist colonial fantasy.

— DarakshanRaja (@Darakshan)

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