[[quoteright:300:[[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boondocks_usher1.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:Even {{Music/Usher}} likes the white meat.]]

->'''Little Boy:''' ''(serving coffee)'' Cream?\\
'''Little Girl:''' No thank you, I take it black. Like my men.
-->-- ''Film/{{Airplane}}''

Just like [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow European men and east Asian women can't get enough of each other]], [[MatzoFever and Gentile guys and Jewish chicks go gaga over one another]] [[ShiksaGoddess (or Jewish guys and Gentile chicks)]], so do black men and white women. According to media, anyway.

Though it's no big deal in most of the world, there are still some parts - e.g. South Africa, the USA - where black-white ethnic relations are troubled and this trope actually comes into play. In RealLife, black man/white woman couples are pretty common and there are a variety of views on what this kind of relationship should or does entail. White man/black woman pairs don't get as much attention (positive or negative) perhaps because they are less common, at least in America, though the gap appears to be narrowing. South Africa and The USA have had a serious DoubleStandard when it comes to this gender divide, as a direct consequence of Apartheid and the USA's Jim Crow laws (and slavery before that): many white men had black slave-mistresses, and this practice was generally accepted or at least tolerated. The reverse-gendered version, of a free woman loving a male slave, could result in death for the (African) slave and the public shaming (and possible rape/death) of the free woman. When slavery gave way to Jim Crow and Apartheid, this bias remained - the chief difference being that before Apartheid, a white-woman-black-man couple would be lynched by the authorities whereas during apartheid they would instead be lynched by family/friends/neighbors whom the authorities couldn't be bothered to prosecute for murder.

Please note that just like this trope's white/Asian counterpart, not every black/white romance falls under this trope. If the lovers just happen to be interracial and nobody makes a big deal out of it, then [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs it is simply a mundane relationship.]] Only when it is seen as a [[MalignedMixedMarriage controversial mixed marriage]] and/or one of the lovers [[RaceFetish expresses an extra attraction to their partner's skin tone]] is the trope in effect.

It's also worth noting that the affection isn't one-sided in the least. There are plenty of white women on the prowl, wondering if [[BlackIsBiggerInBed what they've heard]] is true. This trope was commonly nicknamed ''Film/JungleFever'', until Creator/SpikeLee made a film deconstructing the term.

Contrast LikeGoesWithLike. The {{gender inverted|Trope}} version of this trope is BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama. Also, any discussion of this trope is likely to bring up BlackIsBiggerInBed. Also tends to be used in DatingWhatDaddyHates.



[[folder: Advertising]]
* Some [[http://www.atlnightspots.com/cute-interracial-couple-cheerios-ad-provokes-controversy/ controversy]] was aimed at a Cheerios ad that featured the cute daughter of an interracial couple.
* In a series of ads for Arnott's "Tim-Tams" chocolate biscuits, a guy and girl stumble upon a magic lamp, releasing a genie who grants them ThreeWishes. When Arnott's brought out Tim-Tams in dark chocolate, the genie took the form of a handsome black man who eyes the girl suggestively after the first two wishes lead to her boyfriend disappearing with a hot blonde. He's rather disappointed when she wishes for a pack of never-ending Tim-Tams instead.

[[folder: Comedy]]
* Creator/ChrisRock did a load of stuff on this topic.
-->'''Chris:''' A black man would ''step over'' Creator/HalleBerry... to get to Rosie O'Donnell. ''She doesn't even like men!'' But she could get a ''black'' man!

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Played with in ''Comicbook/QuantumAndWoody'', with Eric's (who's black) [[HopelessSuitor longtime unrequited love]] for Amy Fishbein. His best friend Woody repeatedly warns him that her white suburban Jewish family would ''strongly'' oppose such a relationship.
* In ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', there's an interracial married couple, Tom and Sarah [=DuBois=], who struggle with this issue. Also see the Western Animation example below.
* {{Averted|Trope}} in Franchise/ArchieComics with a dash of UnfortunateImplications; writer Matt Wayne tried to introduce a black love interest for Betty so that she could also have her own love triangle. Since he was portrayed as TheAce, the editor vetoed it and had him changed to be a white character. In another instance, writers got to vote on a new love interest for Cheryl Blossom. The black character won out, but when the "results comic" was finally released, the character had ''[[ButNotTooBlack much paler skin]]'' than he was originally designed with.
* Played with in ''Comicbook/ThePulse'', when a black nurse gives the white ComicBook/JessicaJones crap about having a black boyfriend. ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} later gets this from the new Power Man.
* Heavily downplayed in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'': Cornelia may be in a relationship with a black guy, but the only one who ever gave her flak for this is her grandmother.

* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, with the name taken from a line dropped in a shenanigan Sheriff Bart and the Waco Kid [[IShallTauntYou pull to get the attention of a]] [[{{Pun}} kouple]] of Klan members. Bart has a fling with burlesque performer Lili von Shtupp--and judging by her dialogue when the lights are out, her attraction is at least partly due to his race.
-->"Tell me, schatze, is it twue what they say about the way you people are... gifted? ''[zzzzzip]'' Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!"
* ''Film/RememberTheTitans'': When segregation is lifted and the black students arrive at a previously all-white high school, one of the black male characters eyes his new white female classmates and comments that "They sure do have pretty women around here."
* A deleted scene in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' features an interracial couple being harassed by two of the bad guys. The black guy manages to keep his cool and delivers insults that actually sting the villains.
* The 1967 film ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'' starring Creator/KatharineHepburn and Creator/SidneyPoitier, about a young white woman surprising her family and friends by becoming engaged to a black man. The movie was one of the first films to touch on the subject of interracial marriage seriously. All anti-interracial marriage laws were deemed unconstitutional ''only six months to the day'' that this movie came out. In a surprise bit of ValuesDissonance, there's another reason to object to the marriage: Poitier's character is at least ''fifteen years'' older than Hepburn's daughter, plus they've only met several weeks earlier. The writers intentionally made Poitier's character as perfect as possible so that there would be no reason for anyone to object to the marriage other than the racial difference, as well as the other two mentioned.
** The 2005 remake Film/GuessWho gender- and race-flipped this, being about an African-American woman who brings her white fiance to meet her parents.
* Another Poitier film, ''Film/APatchOfBlue'', has his character befriending and then falling in love with a blind white teenager.
* Yet ''another'' of Poitier's movies, ''Film/ToSirWithLove'', has a biracial student who hates his black father for marrying his white mother, as he considers it the worst thing he could have done to her (The town is shown to be pretty racist, to the point where the class of white students Poitier's character teaches don't want to personally enter the house [[spoiler:to deliver a memorial wreath when the mother dies]], since a white person going into a black man's house would create immense gossip.). Poitier himself seems to have feelings for a fellow (white) teacher, but the racial aspect of their relationship is downplayed. Subverted with Pamela Dare's attempt to win his affections, as he has no romantic feelings for her, but instead cares for her as a friend and student.
* Creator/SpikeLee
** The main couple in ''Film/JungleFever'', a black man and a white woman, face discrimination and resentment from almost everyone, especially family members. UnfortunateImplications also come into play, since the man was already married and cheated on his wife.
** Also covered extensively in ''Film/MalcolmX''. Malcolm is required to give up white women as a stipulation of his religion; before his conversion, he'd dated several.
* One of the better chick flicks ''Film/SaveTheLastDance'' is about a young white girl moving to the inner city and falling in love with a black youth with a bright future. A black female character criticizes her for this and says she hates how white girls always snatch up the good black men, leaving black girls with the black men that are criminals and gang members.
* ''Film/DanceFlick'' parodies ''Save The Lance Dance'', including the interracial romance subplot. But, it's also {{deconstructed|Trope}} and the movie declares this a DiscreditedTrope. The female lead, Megan [[MeaningfulName White]], at one point believes her black boyfriend, Thomas, is cheating on her. Thomas's stereotypically-ghetto sister says that she isn't surprised, because white women are out of style with Black men these days and other ethnicities such as Hispanic, Asian, and Arabian women, have appeared as competition.
* [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Ordell]] and Melanie from ''Film/JackieBrown''. Ordell even [[LampshadeHanging admits]] that this is her main appeal, despite being a pain in the ass. In fact, Creator/QuentinTarantino is probably one of the only mainstream filmmakers that frequently feature interracial couples. For examples of this particular trope:
** [[Film/ReservoirDogs Mr. White]] mentions a previous relationship with a younger black girl.
** Marcellus & Mia Wallace in ''Film/PulpFiction'' appear to be happily married.
*** Jimmy's wife, Bonnie (despite only being seen for a matter of seconds) is black.
** The above-mentioned Ordelle & Melanie.
*** What about the aforementioned ''Film/JackieBrown'' and Max (though nothing ''actually'' happens) ?
** ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' has Shosanna in a relationship with Marcel.
* Trent in ''Film/ShockCorridor'', the self-proclaimed [[BoomerangBigot black Klansman]], mentions this twice in his hate speeches.
* This is played for laughs in ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. Sistah Girl informs the team that the Undercover Brother has slept with Penelope Snow, [[spoiler:AKA White She-Devil, aka Black Man's Kryptonite]]. Conspiracy Brother asks "Was it everything I dreamed of?" and "She had pink nipples, didn't she?" and DaChief asks "Carpet match the drapes?" However, having sex with him eventually turns her [[SexFaceTurn over to their side]], since she rather enjoyed the encounter. Lance (the only white guy there) was doing it, too.
* The Black drug dealer in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' talks Jennifer Connelly into paying for her drugs with sexual favors, and admits he has a thing for white women. Then again, it ''is'' Creator/JenniferConnelly.
* In ''Film/WhiteChicks'', the main characters are black men [[DisguisedInDrag disguised as white chicks]], and one of them is [[AttractiveBentGender romantically pursued]] by another black man. When he finds out the truth, he rants about how he was deceived into dating someone who isn't white, apparently not even caring [[BiTheWay that he was attracted to another man]].
** Unrelated, but one of the characters actually yells, "Where da white women at?" at one point in the film.
** Terry Crews's character is actually attracted to one of them because, as he described "her", it's a "white woman with a black woman's ass".
* ''Film/{{Hancock}}'': [[spoiler: Hancock and Mary have been together for centuries in a mixed marriage. In fact, Hancock's amnesia is a result of being assaulted by bigots because [[MalignedMixedMarriage he was with a white woman]] in pre-UsefulNotes/{{Civil Rights|Movement}} era Florida. Mary notes an even earlier 1800's incident that involved their home being torched, likely for the same reason]].
* ''Film/{{O}}'', the 2001 SettingUpdate of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''{{Theatre/Othello}}'', stars Mekhi Pfifer and Creator/JuliaStiles who was also in ''Film/SaveTheLastDance''. The fact that he ends up raping her would probably push it into UnfortunateImplications territory if it wasn't true to the original Shakespeare and for reasons mostly unrelated to race.
* While not the UrExample, one of the earliest {{trope codifier}}s for films of this trope is ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' (aka ''The Clansman''), a controversial but influential 1915 film in which the Ku Klux Klan is founded in large part because the white men need to defend the honor of their women, who are being taken away to be raped by AlwaysChaoticEvil [[ScaryBlackMan black men]]. The controversy and influence are due to two different things: the controversy due to the extremely vile racism and the influence due to the style of the movie, which set a few trends in motion.
* ''Literature/TheBlindSide'': A drug dealer makes sexual comments suggesting he thinks this way about Leigh Anne and Collins, [[spoiler:setting off Michael's BerserkButton]]. Also, Leigh Anne's [[RichBitch snobbish]] salad luncheon friends warn Leigh Anne of this.
* A subplot in the ''[[Film/TheBlairWitchProject Blair Witch]]''-style film ''Film/AlienAbductionIncidentInLakeCounty'': a family gets together for Thanksgiving, and [[{{Determinator}} Kurt]] freaks out when his sister brings home her black boyfriend for dinner. Then they all get abducted by aliens.
* Exaggerated in the romantic comedy ''Film/TheBrothers.'' Bill Bellamy's character only dates white women after a nasty turn with a black ex, since he sees them as timid and docile. It doesn't help that the black women in his subplot (his mother and ex) are both racist, ball-busting harpies. The white girl comes across as ironically sensible; she defends herself against his ex, and calls Bellamy out on his bullshit when he chides her for being "no different" after the two ladies fight.
* In ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood'', one of the characters appears to be making a play at an attractive black woman, who seems receptive to his advances. However it turns out he's actually talking to a white woman behind her, who is... rather unattractive. He defends himself to his friend by implying that it's revenge on white people for centuries of slavery and injustice.
** And then, during the climax of the film, various characters are dodging bullets during a drive-by shooting and one of the protagonists notices that a black woman is directly in the line of fire. He jumps, apparently in an effort to save her - but then we see that he actually jumped to save a blonde white woman who showed up out of nowhere for no other reason than RuleOfFunny. He shoves the white girl to the ground, saving her from being shot, after which she gratefully calls him her "chocolate warrior."
* The infamous 1975 {{Blaxploitation}} movie ''Mandingo'', which is about a horny slaveowner's wife (named Blanche, FFS) seducing a ScaryBlackMan on the plantation. It ends with a black baby being born and the white owner murdering both his wife and his slave in revenge.
* The horror film ''Film/{{Candyman}}'' has the titular villain's origin be that he was murdered by a ruthless mob for his sleeping with a wealthy white man's daughter.
* Mitch Mullany's "The Breaks" includes a scene reminiscent of ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' when the main character, Derrick, attends a spoken word performance. After a dreadlocked black man recites an angry Afrocentric poem, the hostess says, "Thank you very much, Stokely Ungawa, and your lovely wife, Betsy..." at which point the camera cuts to the same poet, embracing a very [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPy]] looking blonde.
* The 1968 British-French film ''The Girl on a Motorcycle'' (AKA ''[[VaporWear Naked]] [[HellBentForLeather Under Leather]]''). At the French/German border a smiling black customs officer makes a point of taking the title character aside and patting her down in an intimate fashion. When she has to go through the same customs station later on in the movie she comments, "That black man had better not try touching me up again" [[HypocriticalHumor only to be disappointed]] when she sees the customs officer is an elderly white guy.
* An early example is Harry Belafonte and Joan Fontaine in the 1957 film ''Island in the Sun''. [[spoiler: Unsurprising for the time, they don't end up together]]
* Deliberately averted in ''Film/{{Hitch}}.'' Originally, Creator/CameronDiaz was supposed to play Hitch's love interest. However, when Creator/WillSmith got the role, they decided that this trope might come out to play. However, they also didn't want to cast a black actress for fear that the movie would be interpreted as saying that romantic pairings need to be intra-ethnic or that people would assume that it was a black movie. They finally decided on Cuban-American Creator/EvaMendes (who has been cast because of this racial gray-area more than once.)
* ''Film/{{Flight}}'', with Creator/DenzelWashington and Kelly Reilly.
* ''Film/PainAndGain'': Adrian marries a fat white nurse[[spoiler:, who eventually divorced him]].
* In ''Film/ScaryMovie'', Cindy tries to gain safety from a serial killer by [[GenreSavvy having people come over to her house that evening]]. This causes her black friend Shorty to shout out to the entire school cafeteria:
--> "Party at Cindy's house! Drunk white women for everybody!"
* Purposefully averted in ''[[Film/TheDeal2008 The Deal]]'', where the studio vetoes love scenes between the characters played by Fiona and Bobby because it still makes some people in the audience uncomfortable.
* In ''Film/WaitingToExhale'', Bernadine's husband's mistress is a white woman and that is part of the reason why Bernadine is so upset with him.
* In ''Film/NationalSecurity'', Creator/MartinLawrence's character Earl hits on a white woman not long after telling Hank that he does not approve of interracial relationships (Hank's ex is a black woman who left him after he supposedly assaulted Earl at the start of the film). When Hank calls him out on this, Earl clarifies that he only disapproves of relationships when the man is white.
* Implied in some places between Emma Cullen and Sam Chisolm in ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016 The Magnificent Seven]]'' though it's more then likely RelationshipWritingFumble.
* ''Film/AUnitedKingdom'', depicting the RealLife love story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and his wife, Londoner Ruth Willams.
* ''Film/GetOut2017'' featured a horror-movie take on ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner''. As it turns out, the black boyfriend has ''every'' reason to be nervous about meeting his fiance's parents for the first time as [[spoiler: they use hypnotism and brain transplanting to enslave their victims. His fiancee is in on the whole thing. Chris even found a box filled with photos that are evidence she has managed to win over ''nine'' African-American hearts ([[BiTheWay one of them also female]])]].
* [[spoiler: Grace and Warbucks]] in the ''Film/Annie2014''.
* In ''Far From Heaven'', a lonely woman falls in love with her African-American gardener, sparking immense gossip when the two are seen together--her husband hypocritically blasts her for the scandal she's brought on their family, conveniently overlooking his repressed homosexuality (the movie is set in the 1950s, when ''both'' things would have been extremely controversial). The fling is over before it can even begin, thanks to both of them being aware of the disastrous ramifications.
* ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' The black villain Kanaga is enraged that Bond has seduced his mistress Solitaire, outright stating that ''he'' was to be the one to take her virginity. The racial difference adds some serious unfortunate implications to the typical "Bond rescues the DamselInDistress" situation.

* ''Literature/{{Holes}}''. The relationship between Sam, a black man, and Kate, a white woman, causes another man after Kate to kill Sam, [[spoiler:provoking Kate into becoming the notorious bandit Kissin' Kate Barlow]].
* John Updike's ''Brazil'' is about an affair between a rich white girl and poor black man who later run away together. Later they switch colours by mystic means (it's a long story). It does not end well.
* Creator/PerryMoore's ''Literature/{{Hero}}'' is about a team of misfit superheroes. Precog and CoolOldLady Ruth recounts to main character Thom her black boyfriend from her younger days. Her rich father is ''not'' pleased with this, and has her boyfriend savagely attacked. However, she had no idea about this and was told he left her. She just so happens to see him again some time later, working as a stock boy, visibly disabled and uncoordinated from the beating he suffered. Ruth was so horrified that she couldn't face him, and said they would talk after his shift. He said he would wait. At that point, she drove away and her rage prompted her decades-long crime spree before she decided to become a superhero to repent her crimes. [[spoiler:When she was dying after being attacked by the BigBad, her last words were, "He ''did'' wait for me..." A definite tear-jerker.]]
* In ''Literature/ThePoisonwoodBible'', Leah (a white girl who came to the Congo with her missionary family) ends up marrying Anatole (a black citizen of the Congo). There are a lot of awkward moments, to say the least, over Leah's skin color, as she is the minority in the country where she lives, and because her race defines her as a citizen of an imperialist country.
* OlderThanPrint: The FramingDevice of ''1001 Literature/ArabianNights'' includes this with Persian women (Persians were considered white at the time), namely the queens of the brother kings. Said queens are found lying with black slaves. The trope is then repeated multiple times within the tales.
* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'': "White trash" Mayella Ewell comes on to Tom Robinson, a black man, in 1930s Alabama. As he tries to get away, her father comes in, witnesses this, beats the shit out of her, and then forces her to claim Robinson raped her.
* In the short story ''Spawn of Satan'' by Charles Birkin, a black man and his white wife move to a town ruled by neo-Nazi street gangs. He is horribly and gruesomely lynched by the gangs in revenge for his wife accidentally killing a white child when she had a heart attack while driving.
* In ''Model Minority'' a half-white half-Japanese teenager is beaten by her (white) mother for daring to date an adorkable black guy she met at art class. Mom seems to have fewer problems with her daughter's next black suitor, mainly because he's an associate of her drug dealer.
* Native Son deconstructs this because the prejudice against black men with white women is very high, when he drags Mary into her bedroom after she became drunk, in the stupidest decision in his life, he kisses her because this would probably be the only time in his life he could do this, but accidentally kills her when he smothers her with a pillow when the blind mother walks in because he knows he willed be accused of raping or wanting to rape her regardless of what had happened. When he tells his girlfriend that he burned the body after the police want to arrest him, she points out that they will think he raped her, and since her body is burnt there will be no evidence saying he didn't.
* Played for ''seriously'' black humour in Creator/TomSharpe's farces of South Africa in UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra. ''Literature/RiotousAssembly'' begins with the horror evinced by Kommondant van Heerden of the Piemburg Police Force, when he realises the pillar of respectable white society, Lady Hazelstone, murdered her black cook when he refused to continue having sex with her. It becomes not only a murder case but confronts the unspeakable horror of a white woman actually ''wanting'' to have sex with a Zulu. ''Literature/IndecentExposure'' sees the lunatic racist Liutnant Verkramp, placed in charge of the police, deciding to use aversion therapy to deter his policemen from raping black women [[note]] they are described as considering this to be a perk of an underpaid low-status job[[/note]]. Note Verkramp's priority is not the rape, but the fact white policemen are raping black women - a bigger crime in the Apartheid era. The Nazi-refugee Dr von Blimenstein enthusiastically assists with the therapy. In her day job as psychiatrist, she deals with the sexually repressed neuroses and paranoia of white South African women, that one day the blacks will rise and rape every white woman they can, and, well, the blecks are so ''big'', aren't they? She clinically calls this "blackcock fever". She also dealt with a case where a zookeeper with an inferiority complex chose to measure his erection against the length of a poisonous Black Mamba. This did not end well.
* After becoming famous with the TV show ''Series/PawnStars'', Gold & Silver Pawn Shop owner Rick Harrison wrote his autobiography, ''My Life At The Gold And Silver Pawn Shop''. The book is full of anecdotes about some of the customers who come into his shop to pawn valuables, including pimps who pawn their bling jewelry. Rick recounts how one black pimp came in with a group of white women in tow. The pimp explained to Rick that many of his black customers couldn't resist the "forbidden fruit" appeal of white women, so they would pay huge sums to make it with his white girls.
* The ''Savage'' series of bodice ripper romance novels written by Cassie Edwards, all of which feature a white woman hooking up with a Native American man.
* In ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', a former neighbor of Scarlett's must flee from Georgia to Texas after killing the former slave who made advances to his sister-in-law and the white man who planted the idea in his head. He warns Scarlett that black men in Atlanta are being told the same thing and she suddenly realizes that this is why her husband has asked her not go out late nor ride through dangerous parts of town. Indeed, she is eventually attacked by a black man and his white trash companion.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' manages to use this one ''and'' MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow with Dean and Celia Hodes - Dean cheats on Celia with an Asian woman, and Celia gets back at him by sleeping with Conrad and bragging to Dean that she slept with a black man. Conrad also has a relationship with Nancy before being PutOnABus.
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Joy was afraid of her father's reaction to her marrying Darnell, since he'd objected to her dating a black guy in high school. In reality, he had cheated on his wife with numerous black women, and knew that any black guy close to Joy's age had a slight chance of being her brother.
* Played with in ''{{Series/Community}}'' in the episode "Early 21st Century Romanticism" where DirtyOldMan (but very white) Leonerd uses the trope almost word for word:
-->'''Leonard''': "Where are all the white women at?"\\
'''Jeff''': No Leonard! There are no white women here!"
** Averted in season 4 with Troy and Britta. Although there has been a few subtle jokes about their race, the focus has been more on their actual personalities than race.
* Brazilian historical SoapOpera ''Xica da Silva'', period. And it was BasedOnATrueStory.
** White powerful guy and Black slave girl.
* Since their groundbreaking roles in 1992's soap ''Por estas Calles'', Venezuelan actors Gledys Ibarra and Franklin Virguez tends to end in roles with this kind of relationship, given that they are two of the most prominent black actors in a country where most of the acting pool is fair-skinned (and Ms. Ibarra herself [[ButNotTooBlack has lighter skin and green eyes]]). They are helped by the fact that Venezuela is more accepting of interracial couples.
* Dep. Jones on ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' is obsessed with white Dep. Clementine Johnson, even though black Dep. Williams won't stop throwing herself at him. For that matter, Lt. Dangle (white gay man) is obsessed with Dep. Jones as well.
* ''{{Series/Angel}}'':
** When [[spoiler: Angelus]] is locked in a cell in the basement, he greets Gunn and Fred with [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Othello and Desdemona!']]
*** "... No, wait. [[HannibalLecture Desdemona wasn't in love with the other guy.]]"
** Gwen says "Hey, Denzel!" when she first meets Gunn. He's later her first sexual partner.
* ''{{Series/Oz}}''. Kareem Said's attraction to a white woman gets him ousted as leader of the Muslims. In an earlier episode he briefly encounters his former fiancé, who's also white -- a fact that caused a rift with his own sister, who accused Kareem of "trying to be something he's not." (i.e. white)
* In Charles S Dutton's sitcom ''Roc'', a long lost relative gets engaged, and carefully breaks it to Roc's racist black father that his fiancé is white, though forgets to mention that it's a man.
* Everton and Renee on ''Chef!''. The only outside opposition they got (not counting Renee being a bit of a RichBitch) was the Chef himself, who didn't think they should date because they were colleagues.
* Creator/WillSmith played half of such a couple on a VerySpecialEpisode of ''Series/SesameStreet'' dealing with racism.
* Dr. Elizabeth Corday and Dr. Peter Benton on ''{{Series/ER}}'', until the actor playing Benton got upset with the situation and the producers broke them up and set him up with a new, black character.
** Said character, Dr. Cleo Finch, was herself the result of such a union. And so was Kem Likasu (Carter's wife).
** Subverted with Jing-Mei Chen (she's Chinese) and the father of her baby, and later, Dr. Pratt.
** In the middle of a Christmas episode, Kerry excitedly shrieks "Mlungisi!" and throws herself into the arms of a handsome African man, kissing him passionately, much to everyone's astonishment (though this is more because her behavior is in stark contrast to the uptight personality she's displayed thus far rather than the racial difference). She later plays out a same-sex version of this--her second girlfriend and eventual wife is Hispanic and the woman she moves to Miami with when she decides to resign from the hospital is African-American.
* ''704 Hauser'', a belated SpinOff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', showed a black family living in the Bunkers' former home. The son was in a relationship with a Jewish girl, which the father tolerated about as much as Archie tolerated Meathead (or perhaps a little less).
* Deliberately averted in TheSixties spy series ''Series/ISpy'', at the insistence of Creator/BillCosby.
* In ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'', Richard Tyler was abducted from 1951 during the Korean War, where his secret relationship with a white woman had gotten him beaten up by his fellow officers. In the present, his relationship with fellow abductee Lily, the [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Granddaughter]] of that woman, is seen as mundane... well, apart from their superpowered FetusTerrible.
* Subverted and lampshaded on an episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' in which Sophia strikes up a friendship with an elderly black man named Alvin.
-->'''Sophia:''' There's nothing romantic about it -- I've never even thought of him that way. Which is surprising, because I've always wondered about that particular myth.
-->'''[[TheDitz Rose:]]''' What myth?
-->'''Sophia:''' You know... about black men... in the bedroom?
-->'''Rose:''' Oh... is that a Greek myth?
** In one episode, Dorothy's son is engaged to an older black woman (and she's pregnant). Dorothy's notes that she's in her 40s, black, and in her 40s. The woman's mother objects to a white son in law. Then later all the women: Dorothy, Sophia, the woman's mom and aunts, Rose, and Blanche gather for cheesecake. Sophia asks about if it's true what they say about black men and the white Southern Blanche blurts out "Yes!" and then [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "I've wondered too"]].
* ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' had a skit called "Inside Looking Out" hosted by a black man and his white (and very racist) wife.
* An episode of ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' featured a white girl killing her black boyfriend, and claimed he tried to rape her when she was arrested. It later came out that her father was a racist, and had previously broken her arm for going out with a black guy in high school. What ultimately made her snap was that her beau, who was tired of keeping their relationship a secret, threatened to break things off with her if she didn't come out about it.
** Also in the ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' episode based on it, "Masquerade". Though this time, the boy was Pakistani and threatening to tell her parents about them himself, leading her to panic and kill him.
* On an episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' black DJ Venus Flytrap dates station manager Andy's younger sister. It causes a brief rift in their friendship but they patch it up just before a bar brawl starts when a redneck objects to Venus and the sister dancing.
* An episode of ''Promised Land'' had a white girl and black boy pretending to be a couple to gauge people's reactions. It was for a class project and both were reluctant to participate, due to mutual dislike unrelated to race. Responses from the public ranged from matter-of-fact to disapproval to outright rage from people of both races. Despite this, the two came to genuinely like each other, but the white girl nixes the relationship before it can even begin, fearing the disapproval of her family.
* Played with in ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' - Susan, a white girl (Dave Foley) brings her black boyfriend Tony (Scott Thompson) to meet her parents, warning him about their attitudes. His race isn't an issue to them at all, and in fact they like him immediately - but she reacts to every friendly conversational line of theirs as if it were an indictment against him.
-->'''Dad:''' Gosh, Tony. I've got to tell you... you're a pleasant change from the usual riff-raff Susan usually brings home.
-->'''Susan:''' (furiously) Dad! He's not armed!
* Played for Drama in ''Series/HellOnWheels''. For striking up a relationship with Eva, a white prostitute, Elam is nearly hanged in the highly racist 1860s.
* In the "Racial Draft" sketch on ''Series/ChappellesShow'', after Tiger Woods -- who is a quarter black, a quarter white, and half Asian (specifically a quarter Thai and a quarter Chinese) -- has been drafted by the black delegation and is now officially 100% black, the commentator played by Dave says the following:
-->'''Commentator:''' He's been discriminated against in his time, he's had death threats, ''and'' he dates a white woman. Sounds like a black guy to me.
* In the British TV and Music segment of [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony]] a white woman, her black husband, their interracial kids[[note]]The NBC announcers implied the daughter was cast first followed by the rest of the family[[/note]], and various in-laws are presented as an average British family.
* In the ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' skit about ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Lashawnio and Martinzion (played by the Key and Peele) are initially excited by the fact that Othello is married to a white woman and no one can do anything about it. Unfortunately, when they see the rest of the play and discover what ultimately happens to Othello, they are not very happy.
-->'''Martinzion''': Let me tell you something; if a brother killed himself every time he broke up with a white bitch, this world would be bereft of brothers!
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', the very white and British Agent Simmons either drools over or flirts with the black men she encounters, much to the chagrin of Fitz, her lab partner who harbors a crush on her. While Simmons' thing for black guys is treated as a RunningGag, a few fans legitimately ship her with [[TheAce Tripp]].
* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'''s Colonel Taylor's ex-wife is white (we never see her, but it's revealed through dialogue). Freddie is also the result of this type of union.
* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman''. Most of the townspeople are completely convinced that the Native American men have this attitude:
** When a white woman is rescued after an Army raid on a Native American camp, people speculate that she was probably raped by them, then are disgusted when they learn that she willingly married one of them--"A decent white woman would have killed herself before she lay down with a redman".
** When Dr. Mike herself is kidnapped by renegade dog soldiers, there is the same speculation and this does in fact nearly happen several times before Sully manages to rescue her.
** White Dorothy strikes up a friendship with Native American Cloud Dancing when she decides to write a book about him, much to the disapproval of the townspeople (several of whom make very nasty comments insinuating that the relationship is sexual) and of his fellow tribesmen.
** There's also the brief, mild flirtation between Colleen and one of the Chinese railroad workers.
** The town's lone black male, Robert E., was surprisingly exempt from this, probably because he was HappilyMarried to the lone black female, Grace.
* Another Native American example in the MiniSeries ''Children Of The Dust'', where the Native American boy taken in and raised by a white family falls in love with the daughter. Her father is ''not'' pleased, but not because of racism, as he loves the boy as if he was his own son, but because he knows that society (1800's Middle America) will never accept it. Indeed, the series concludes with the young man's death, [[BittersweetEnding but not without leaving her pregnant]] with [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy their son]].
* Averted in ''Film/WhenImSixtyFour'' with Caz and Lynval, for whom it appears to be a complete non-issue.
* On ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' when Will and Carlton's prep school goes co-ed, it's implied that Will is excited because of the potential of dating white women:
-->'''Will''': It's gon' be cute girls everywhere. Cute rich girls, that know the one thing they parents can't stand is for them to be dating a BIG black dude.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has touched this trope a few times, though the interracial aspect was never brought up.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' has Green Ranger Cole constantly jockeying for the affections of Ms. Merryweather. It was either [[AllLoveIsUnrequited rebuffed or ignored]] until the season finale. By the crossover with ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', the two are HappilyMarried.
** ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' has Red Ranger Jack meeting and starting a relationship with a volunteer caregiver and store owner, which ultimately leads to him retiring from SPD in the season finale.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', the BlackAndNerdy Blue Ranger, Ethan, falls for a girl at a sci-fi convention who reappears in the finale as his prom date. Before this, he had briefly dated snobby school reporter Cassidy.
** ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'' inverts it with Calvin and Hayley, who have been together for at least a year before we meet them.
* In ''Series/{{Empire}}'', this is a point of contention between Andre, who is married to a white woman, and his parents. At first it seems his mother is the only one against it and his father is okay with it. However later in the first season it's revealed that his father views Andre's wife Rhonda as a spoiled rich girl and [[spoiler: refuses to give the company to him because he is married to a white woman (that and his untreated bipolar disorder)]].
* Subverted on ''Series/{{Sisters}}'', when youngest sister Charlie's longtime friend and colleague is actually very reluctant to act on their mutual attraction because he doesn't want to be seen as an example of this trope. He gets over it and they embark on a relationship, marrying shortly before the series finale.
* ''Series/StrongMedicine''. Following her divorce, Dr. Andy Campbell begins dating one of her colleagues, who is African-American. His mother is ''not'' pleased and it takes her son telling her off for her attitude to improve.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' plays hardball with this trope, with the relationship between Charlie, the president's aide, and Zoey, the president's daughter, but puts a twist on it. President Bartlett is genuinely unhappy that his daughter is dating a black man, but not because he dislikes the idea itself. He just knows full well that there will be plenty of others in the country who will absolutely hate the idea, and he's worried about the couple's safety. He's completely right. The relationship gets two people shot by white supremacists.
* Parodied in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit "Meet Your Second Wife", in which the three male contestants are introduced to the girls who will become their second wives in a few years, as well as how this will happen--divorce, widowed. When they get to the third contestant, a black man, he fervently prays that the woman ''not'' be white and is very dismayed that she is, cringing at the ''epic'' DeathGlare his current wife is giving him.
* SoapOpera Examples:
** ''Series/AllMyChildren'''s RichBitch Liza Colby [[FalseRapeAccusation falsely accuses]] Jesse of raping her after he confronts her over her cruelty to his best friend Jenny, using this stereotype to garner sympathy.
*** Jesse and Jenny actually played out a platonic version of this, even once being ranked as one of "The Greatest Romances That Never Were". It's been speculated that the racial difference and each being part of their own SuperCouple are the only things that kept the writers from making their relationship romantic.
---> '''Jesse''': People see a black guy and a white girl together, they start getting ideas.\\
'''Jenny''': Jesse, I don't care what a bunch of bigots think.
*** Jesse and Rebecca, the woman he married while presumed dead and on the run.
*** Subverted with Noah and Julia, who was Mexican.
** ''Series/AnotherWorld'''s Marley and Tyrone.
** ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'''s Amber and Raymond, though their's was more of a FriendsWithBenefits situation.
*** Also Justin and Donna, as we learn when her long-lost son Marcus comes to town.
** ''Series/GeneralHospital'''s Hannah and Taggert. His ex Dara was jealous and disapproving.
** ''Series/OneLifeToLive'''s Hank and Nora, though their marriage happened off-screen as part of Hank's backstory. This made Hank's objections to their daughter Rachel dating the white Kevin quite hypocritical.
*** Hank's brother RJ had a long-lost daughter, fathered during a long-ago love affair with a white woman, with whom he briefly rekindled their relationship when she came to town.
** ''Series/PortCharles''' Alison and Jamal. The [[InterclassRomance class difference]] didn't help matters.
** ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless''' Neil and Victoria, though it was unfortunately nixed due to the rampant hate mail--both actors received ''death threats''. Later couples, such as Phyllis and Damon, fared better.
* ''Series/{{Blackish}}'' had Bow hating Junior's white girlfriend, despite herself being mixed. Bow then realizes that this really has to do with her own identity crisis about being mixed race.

* "KKK Bitch" from ''[[Music/BodyCountAlbum Body Count]]'' by Ice-T's band Music/BodyCount. Also, on the album, a skit before the song states that "the real issue isn't the lyrics on the record, but the risk of the white kid identifying with a black artist, or a white girl, falling in love with a black man".
** Also from the same album, "Momma's Gotta Die Tonight", where the protagonist kills his racist mother after she negatively reacts to his white girlfriend.
* Janis Ian's "Society's Child".
* Music/KanyeWest - "Gold Digger"
-->And they gone keep calling and trying / But you stay right girl / But when you get on he leave your ass for a white girl.
** The video for "Touch the Sky" has a scene in which his black ex-girlfriend yells at him for dating a white girl. When said girlfriend (played by Pamela Anderson) runs out and kisses him, the ex-girlfriend and her friend are seen looking annoyed and shocked.
** In late 2010 Kanye began to embrace this trope.
---> "Champagne Wishes, thirty white bitches..." from "So Appalled"
---> "Had a few white girls..." from "HAM"
* Madness - Embarrassment, which was a real life story about a sister of one of the band. Happily, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embarrassment_%28song%29 it ended well]].
* [[Music/PublicEnemy Public Enemy's]] "Pollywanacraka" on "Fear of A Black Planet" delves into this trope.
* Some of [[Music/IceCube Ice Cube's]] songs from his "Ameri[=KKK=]a's Most Wanted" to his "The Predator" albums also reference this trope.
* The song ''I Believe'' by Blessid Union Of Souls is about the hope for love in the world and everyone being seen as people, not different colors
-->I've been seeing Lisa now for a little over a year\\
She said she's never been so happy, but Lisa lives in fear\\
That one day daddy's gonna find out she's in love\\
With a nigger from the streets\\
Oh, how he would lose it then, but\\
She's still here with me
** Their video for their song "Let Me Be The One" has ''every'' woman who the black band members go gaga over be white.
* Toni Braxton's "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" is about a woman whose lover leaves her for another woman, who is implied to be white (and is white in the music video).
-->I heard her face was white as rain/Soft as a rose that blooms in May
* Folk duo February Sky's ballad "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq6pgNxhhwE Child of the Future]]" has a white student raising her mixed race daughter after a brief affair with a black friend.
* The music video to the 1989 hit "Chorando se foi (Lambada)" by the French pop group Kaoma, which made the Brazilian Lambada dance style an instant world craze, features the mutual PrecociousCrush of the black beachcomber boy and the white daugter of the beach restaurant owner, which [[OverprotectiveDad the girl's racist father disapproves of]], until he's made to reconsider by the singers and the beach crowd led by them.

[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* [[DontFearTheReaper Baron Samedi]], the Voodoo [[TheGrimReaper loa of death]], is usually depicted as a horny black man who is married to one of the few white deities, Maman Brigitte.

* ''{{Theatre/Othello}}'': Italian Desdemona falls for the "moor" Othello. It has been argued that in Shakespeare's time "moor" didn't mean Black necessarily, and through history he was often played as Arabic.
** The argument that Othello is Semitic rather than African is more political than textual, given that the villain [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Iago]] refers to him as "thick lips" and "a black ram", which aren't terribly ambiguous...
--> "[[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain I am one]], sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making '''[[UnusualEuphemism the beast with two backs!]]"'''
--> "Even now, now, very now, an '''old black ram''' / [[UnusualEuphemism Is tupping]] '''your white ewe!"'''
*** The play ''HarlemDuet'' by Djanet Sears is an updating of the love story from Othello. During one scene, the male character, who has recently left his wife for a white woman, both exemplifies and deconstructs this trope.
* Aaron the Moor in ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' has an affair with Tamora, queen of the Goths and empress of Rome, [[ChocolateBaby and their child turns out to be black.]]
* ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' has two examples:
** One of Portia's wealthy suitors is the Prince of Morocco, who begs her to "mislike me not for my complexion". When he loses the EngagementChallenge, she is quite glad: "Let all of his complexion choose me so."
** Later on, Lorenzo mentions that Launcelot had a fling with a black moor and that she is now "with child". [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse It's never mentioned again]], but it ''is'' used as a setup for an Incredibly Lame Pun on "moor" and "more".
* [[Film/{{Hairspray}} ''In my ivory tower, life was just a Hostess snack/ But now I've tasted chocolate, and I'm never going back!'']]
** Interestingly, apart from Penny's psychotic mother, no one seems to mind;
--->'''Motormouth Maybelle''': Oh, so this is love? Well, love is a gift, a lot of people don't remember that. So, you two better brace yourselves for a whole lotta ugly comin' at you from a neverending parade of stupid.\\
'''Penny''': [[DeadpanSnarker Oh, so you met my mom.]]
* [[TheSixties 1960s]] hippy musical ''{{Theatre/Hair}}'' invokes both the Black Man/White Woman and Black Woman/White Man version of this trope with the song "Black Boys/White Boys". The movie adaptation takes it farther, adding a HoYay component with the Army induction examiners.
* This makes an appearance in ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', where the Moor Monostatos (see above) is irresistibly attracted to Pamina, accompanied by a heapin' helpin' of {{Unfortunate|Implications}} ''[[ValuesDissonance text]]''.
--> Und ich soll die Liebe meiden,/weil ein Schwarzer hässlich ist!/[...] Eine Weisse nahm mich ein;/Weiss ist schön, ich muss sie küssen! \\
'''Translation:''' And I must do without love, because a black man is ugly./[...] A white lady has captivated me. White is beautiful; I must kiss her!

* Nina Crowley from ''Webcomic/TreadingGround'' is a white girl who only dates black men. At one point another character refers to her as a [[{{Pun}} Negrophile]].

[[folder: Web Original]]
* {{Website/Cracked}} discusses this trope in #5 of [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19549_5-old-timey-prejudices-that-still-show-up-in-every-movie.html this article.]] It mostly talks about how movies rarely portray this trope when the movie isn't all about race.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' (which provides the page image), there seems to be a running gag that a lot of black men, especially (but not limited to) those with money or power, really want to score with white women.
** Most notably, there's Tom and Sarah [=DuBois=]' marriage.
** Robert has been seen dating both black and white women.
** Uncle Ruckus enjoys white women as well. It's the main reason he tolerates the [=DuBois=]es.
** Rollo Goodlove is seen flirting with Ann Coulter (the two were pretending to be enemies earlier).
** In "A Date With The Booty Warrior", a prison gang of ScaryBlackMen are a little tired of [[PrisonRape anally raping the other inmates]], so [[DepravedBisexual they demand that women]] (white ones especially) should be imported into the jail.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Chef really loves the white meat. They do love his chocolate balls too though.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brickleberry}}'': Denzel loves his women like spoiled milk: elderly and white.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** Chris' talking pimple forces him to rub grease on himself to make more pimples. One of them says "Where the white heads at?"
** In "Brian the Bachelor", Cleveland goes on the prowl at a local bar. He asks a potential mate "Hey baby, how'd you like to go black and then make the difficult decision on whether to go back? " she replies "I already went Burnt Sienna and never went back." The Burnt Sienna crayon she is dating starts to threaten Cleveland.
** Peter worries that Jerome will steal Lois from him in "Jerome is the New Black", as they used to date. Jerome says he would never do such a thing but admits that he did have lots of sex with Meg. Peter is not concerned about that.
** {{Invoked|Trope}} in "Untitled Griffin Family History", when Peter says [[SarcasmMode "Of course, ordinarily black guys aren't attracted to white women, but she was something different."]] Then played straight.
* {{Discussed|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow,'' when Rollo asks Roberta why she's dating Federline instead of a black guy.
-->'''Roberta:''' Do I ''look'' white or Asian?
* From ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[spoiler: The Simpson kids themselves]] are 1/64 black--and [[spoiler: Homer]] 1/32--due to their white ancestor [[spoiler: Mabel Simpson]] marrying a black man named Virgil. (She did so in Canada, which was part of the British Empire at the time.)
* Malory on ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'' loves black men. Such as when she pulls strings to get [[TwoferTokenMinority Conway Stern]] into ISIS ("He just appeared... like a foundling, carved out of onyx") and routs any attempt to get a background check pulled on him, or when she gets a chance to "fact check" a Hollywood script and [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue writes herself in]] as a sexy fifty-something in love with a handsome black agent. Surprising (or not), because Mallory is also ''very'' racist.
* On ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srtPwVNQ5A4 a black scientist programs his Afrobot to say this]].