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  • Black only

    5 45.45%
  • Interracial (please specify)

    6 54.55%
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    Default Interracial or not??

    Hi ladies,

    I'm stuck on my romance novel, I keep going back and forth on whether to make my male lead black or not. Both sides have pros and cons that stem from real life...to help clear the matter I've created a poll, please help me decide on the race of my male lead by voting in the poll.

    If you select interracial please specify which race you would like to see. The heroine is a black woman by the way.

    Thank you!
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    I think a Caucasian French-Canadian would make an interesting male lead. My husband is black, but I've been in interracial relationships, and I think it would be great to have more books out there with interracial couples as the main characters. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Interracial or not??

    I'm at 50/50, could someone please vote so as to tip the scales.

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    Default Re: Interracial or not??

    I voted interacial. Although not a personal preference I think that it could definitely introduce you to readers interested in reading about more diverse romance characters

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    Default Re: Interracial or not??

    Thank you to the four ladies that have voted so far, it's rather amusing that I am still at 50/50 but perhaps that is a sign that he should be biracial?

    I'll leave this up until the new year then go with either interracial, black or biracial (if still 50/50).

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    Default Re: Interracial or not??

    I voted black.

    Romance is not normally my genre, but I've read several in the past few years (a few were book club picks) and one this summer. Every one of them featured an interracial relationship. I find that the vast majority of movies and TV shows that have come out in the past five years or so feature interracial relationships. (One notable exception is "Blackish" which features a *gasp* married black couple and their black kids.) Very rarely do you see a functional, loving black couple on the big or small screen. Even the movie "Annie" features an interracial romance.

    At the same time that there is a decrease in representation of black couples in favor of interracial couples in books, film and TV, the representation of white couples has not decreased and remains constant. I'd like to see a "return" to black-on-black love. Although I see it, and live it, in everyday life, it would be nice to see it displayed as the "norm" for us in the media.

    Be sure to keep us posted and let us know when you get published. I'd love to support you.
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    I vote for more diversity, i.e., an interracial couple. Interracial couples are rare in literature and when they do make an appearance, race tends to be the main issue, versus a just being a part of a bigger story.
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    Thank you for voting everyone

    MommieDearest: Thank you so much, I most certainly will post once I'm published (probably not under AStone though lol)

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    Default Re: Interracial or not??

    Selected interracial - Blasian, Blatino or Mediterranean.

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    Default Re: Interracial or not??

    Thank you everyone for the votes and I hope you had a safe and positive New Years. My hero will be black for this particular novel

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