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I was called a “Nubian Queen” or followed blocks by drunk white men hoping to get me to spend time with them at a bar.

On a different coast, my friend was dealing with the same thing.

And as a black girl who has been in interracial relationships, I’m full of mixed feelings. But oh, let the summer enter its infancy and I risk my laptop dying a viral death by streaming all the TV and movies I can While I sat there in my birthday suit surrounded by take -out (HEAVEN GUYS) , I notice a pattern.

WARNING: SPOILERS GALORE FOR MOST SHOWS ON TELEVISION RIGHT NOW By Gethsemane Herron Like many a college student, the first weeks of summer are the blissful utopia where school has ended, the new job hasn’t started yet, your parents are spoiling you rotten because they miss you and responsibility is a good three weeks away. Since when did all these interracial couples pop up on TV?

My first thought, oddly, was of the empire of Tyra Banks.

Banks, if you are unaware, is a model turned media mogul.

In short, with hard work and a marketable beauty, she has become, what some refer to as, a young Oprah.

Though I am not always a fan of Banks, I appreciate the way she has spoken about how black women are often perceived in this country.

Sexual and emotional abuse on black women from white men was no secret, but actual relationships and marriages were illegal and possibly dangerous.