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

Just like [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow Caucasian men and 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, France, 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 consquence 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 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.

Nobody lynches anyone anymore for interracial sexual relationships, obviously. Yet many of The USA's black women have to contend with the puzzling stereotype that they are all angry, unattractive man-haters - to the point that the news media [[http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2010/06/21/the-media-v-black-women-the-peculiar-case-of-the-media’s-obsession-with-unmarried-black-women/ actually run stories]] about why unmarried black women are unmarried.

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.

The {{Trope Namer|s}} comes from ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. 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 recent Cheerios ad that featured the cute daughter of an interracial couple.
* In 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: 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 the original ''Boondocks'' strip, Huey's friend Cesar answers the question "What is the secret to happiness?" with "White women?"
** Said strip also features an interracial couple that struggle with this issue.
* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in 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 JessicaJones crap about having a black boyfriend. LukeCage later gets this from the new Power Man.

* ''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.
* 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, ''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's ''Film/JungleFever''. The main couple in the film, 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 his biopic of Malcolm X]]. 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 ''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.
* ''Dance Flick'' parodies ''Save The Lance Dance'', including the interracial romance subplot. But, it's also {{Deconstructed}} 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 ''Literature/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.
* ''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.]]
* ''Film/{{O}}'', the 2001 SettingUpdate of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''{{Theatre/Othello}}'', stars Mekhi Pfifer and Creator/JuliaStiles who was also in ''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.
* Surprisingly, not one of the many jokes in ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. The Trope Name comes from a line dropped in a shenanigan Sheriff Bart and the Waco Kid pull to get the attention of a [[{{Pun}} kouple]] of Klan members.
** Well, there ''is'' the romance between Bart and Lili von Schtupp, but that was arranged by BigBad Hedy ([[RunningGag THAT'S]] ''[[ItsPronouncedTropay HEDLEY!!!]]'') Lamarr, as Schtupp would serve as a HoneyTrap - [[spoiler: only for Bart to give her a SexFaceTurn, probably making it an example of this trope anyway]].
* While not the UrExample, one of the earliest {{trope codifier}}s for films of this trope is ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'' (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 [[TheDeterminator 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 ''The Brothers.'' 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.
* 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 ''{{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.

* ''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.
* 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.

[[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 knew that the unfortunate youth was actually his illegitimate son.
* 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.
* ''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?
* ''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.
* 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.
* Introducing the "Racial Draft" sketch on ''Series/ChappellesShow'', Creator/DaveChappelle said of Tiger Woods (who is a quarter black, a quarter white, and half Asian [specifically a quarter Thai and a quarter Chinese]) "he's been discriminated against all his life, he's received death threats and he dates a white woman... he sounds black to me."
* In the British TV and Music segment of [[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 KeyAndPeele skit about {{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]].
* DrQuinnMedicineWoman: 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. Earlier, 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--"Any 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. About the mildest example of this trope is the brief, mild flirtation between Colleen and one of the Chinese railroad workers.

* "KKK Bitch" by Ice-T's band Body Count. 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, "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

[[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 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 a 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!'']]
* [[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 UnfortunateImplications (implications, nothing; unfortunate ''text''.)
--> Und ich soll die Liebe meiden,/weil ein Schwarzer hässlich ist!/[...] Eine Weisse nahm mich ein;/Weiss ist schön, ich muss sie küssen!
--> And I must forgo love, because a black man is ugly![...] A white woman has captivated me; white is beautiful, I must kiss her!

* In ''VideoGame/FarmVille 2'', two of your quest-givers are an interracial married couple named Walter (black) and Barbara (white). That they are an interracial couple is never commented on.

* 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]].

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* {{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.

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* Tom and Sara [=DuBois=] from ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.
** In the comics, they've had many discussions about the baggage that comes with being such a couple. Sara was upset when she found out Tom had only dated white women before ("I'm your little Barbie doll, an embodiment of the European standards of beauty!" "Oh but what I really love you for is your sense of modesty, miss 'embodiment of the European standards of beauty!'"), until he points out that all HER boyfriends in the past have been black. He even quotes the trope title jokingly which does not amuse Sara.
** The comics also lampshades the trope by having them dress as Othello and Desdemona, which turns out to be the only disguise they ever put on for Halloween.
** There is also a deleted scene on the Season One DVD, where Granddad imagines the worst case scenario at the Wuncler party, Huey calling the host a "Cracker Devil", and Riley asking "Where all the white bitches at?"
** Several episodes of the series imply that black men with power or money will naturally try to score white women. Several episodes also imply that the whitest of women can't get enough of their Nubian Romeos (Ann Coulter for one).
** Uncle Ruckus enjoys white women as well. It's the main reason he tolerates the [=DuBois=].
* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Chef]] really loves the white meat. They do love his chocolate balls too though.
* ''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}} on ''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.
* On ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', a black scientist programs his Afrobot to say this.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/ChrisRock did a load of stuff on this topic, going as far as saying that even a plain-looking white woman like Rosie O'Donnell could have a plethora of black men to choose from. ''And she doesn't even'' like ''men.''
* [[http://blogs.ajc.com/momania/2009/10/16/judge-refuses-to-marry-interracial-couple-says-bad-for-kids/ Considering the national story about the interracial couple of a black man and white woman who were denied the right to be married by a Louisiana justice of the peace]], this is sadly not a Dead Trope. The Justice of the Peace in question refused to marry them due to his beliefs on interracial marriage, and told them they would have to find another Justice to perform the ceremony. At the very least, the Justice in question eventually resigned from his post following the national uproar over his actions and subsequent defense of said actions. And to prove that not all [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are bastards]], the governor of Louisiana publicly denounced him.
* O.J. Simpson would not be worth mentioning just because he happened to have been accused of murdering his ex-wife, who was white... except for the fact that his attorneys removed pictures of white women from the walls of his house for a visit by the jury. THAT invokes this trope.
* Like [[FetishFuel many things]], this trope is a very common theme in pornography. Examples too numerous to mention, although a disturbing number of them carry some racist connotations. And of course BiggerIsBetterInBed, playing on ''that'' stereotype.
** If nothing else, we might as well bring up the Interracial system of Website/{{Literotica}}, which is on this trope like white on rice (or black on white.)
* According to some bozos, [[http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/34288353/ns/sports-golf/ Tiger Woods]]. You've gotta love how the article sees nothing at all screwed up about his ''actual infidelity''. And since Woods is a quarter black, a quarter white, and half Asian [specifically a quarter Thai and a quarter Chinese], ''someone'' is going to be offended no matter who he has sex with.
* Historically, white (or at least "pale") women have been considered the most attractive almost universally, because if your skin was pale it meant you were rich enough that you could afford to stay indoors all day, instead of being out working in the sun. Since this put you in a distinct minority, lighter skin tones were considered alluring and exotic. Even today, with [[ButNotTooWhite changing standards of skin beauty]], there is still an expectation that women be fairer of feature than their TallDarkAndHandsome men.
** OlderThanFeudalism: Referenced in the Bible, no less: The first chapter of Song of Songs contains the phrases "I am dark, yet lovely" and "Do not stare at me because I am dark" (the next part "because I am darkened by the sun" clarifies that this is basically a tan we're talking about here; the speaker has been forced to work outside and is apparently a little self-conscious about it because of the implication that it means she is of a lower class).
* [[{{Theatre/RENT}} Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel]] got ''hate mail'' for being [[RomanceOnTheSet married]]. ''In TheNineties''. Even today, Diggs is criticized by members of the Black community for having a white wife.
** And she's [[MatzoFever Jewish]], so most of the people threatening them probably hate her anyway.
* One can only imagine how horribly people treated (or wanted to treat) black boxer Jack Johnson, as he apparently exclusively dated and married white women during the Aughts -- the ''Nineteen-Aughts''.
* Eleanor Roosevelt visited Britain during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and spent some time talking to American troops. One consistent complaint she heard from white American Southern soldiers was that British women ''didn't'' treat black American soldiers like untouchable potential rapists. (I.e., how any "virtuous Southern woman" of the 1940s was supposed to treat a black man.) The British women were instead being just as nice to the black soldiers as to the white soldiers. Oh, horror, imagine that!
* In some parts of Britain during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, locals believed all Americans were black. Mass Observation records people saying things like "We like the Americans but don't care for these white chaps they've brought with them."
** Beyond just the romantic possibilities, this happened in both world wars: black troops in Europe found conditions far less harsh than at home. Less racism, less cruelty, less government-sanctioned segregation--in WWI many black soldiers deserted to stay in France after the war. After [=WWII=], Germany had the best reputation among black soldiers.
*** It's been noted by some that European countries weren't quite the colorblind paradise that they initially appeared to be and that in some cases the lack of discrimination laws was because the hidden racism was so ingrained that it wasn't considered necessary to legally mandate it.
* Speaking of Germany, [[GodwinsLaw guess]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler who]] used this trope? That's right. After the end of WWI until the rise of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, the French had occupied the Ruhr area with dark soldiers from their colonies. They took a liking to the local women, and some of these couples had kids. The Nazis hated the idea of race-mixing and invoked this trope. In fact, the French colonial soldiers were mostly North African Arabs or West African, but that didn't stop the Nazis from spreading fear propaganda about "savage African blacks raping our German women".
** The Nazis also used the trope in propaganda encouraging men from occupied countries to enlist in the German Army, threatening them with a flood of amorous black soldiers unless they helped defend Western Europe.
** Actually, in the instance of the occupation of the Ruhr by colonial troops, it wasn't just the Nazis - a fair chunk of the German press ran cartoons [[http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/images/00042717_Justice_Ruhrgebiet.jpg like]] [[http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/2012356745.08.LZZZZZZZ.jpg these]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dHxoxt07rwY/Ti2Xdk_yxPI/AAAAAAAAAGc/jBXw2yJT6z4/s1600/images.jpeg ones]].
* Francis Barber, Dr Johnson's black manservant and assistant. Johnson's white friends, including his biographer Boswell, were OK with Johnson treating Barber kindly but appalled when Barber married a white woman - and regarded his wife as no better than a prostitute. Then Johnson left Barber the residue of his estate - £70 a year - and his papers. This was widely reported in the press as a scandalous eccentricity of Johnson's.
* There is a stereotype (at least in the black community) that white girls are easy and will do anything a black man tells them to do as well as put up with ill treatment (infidelity, abuse), whereas black girls are demanding and won't do anything men want them to do. Obviously this is not true, but it is a common stereotype.
** There's also a common stereotype that white women date black men because they are easier to control than white men.
*** There is also the [[BiggerIsBetterInBed other stereotype with black men]] that suggests why white women prefer them.
** Another stereotype is that white women date black men to piss off their fathers.
* Sammy Davis, Jr. with Kim Novak (the mob got involved) Well, the mob involvement has been the story for many years ... even giving rise to Davis' losing an eye due to a mob beating. Not quite. The injury that caused Davis to lose an eye was an auto accident that preceeded his dating Kim Novak - the Mob would not have, and did not have any interest in Davis' love life for these reasons: Davis, like many top performers of his day worked in Mob controlled places - and he made a LOT of money for them, due to his considerable talent. That scene in 'Goodfellas' where a woman expresses admiration for him was typical of the views people had of him: Davis basically took over the act he started in and put on legendary shows, night after night. The Mob does NOT mess with something that makes money for them. The other reason is that Novak was a Polish girl from Chicago; even if the Mob cared who Davis dated, they probably would only have objected if she had been Italian - the objection to Davis' dating Novak came from Harry Cohn, then head of Columbia Pictures, who'd put a lot of money into Novak's development as a starlet, and didn't want to see that all sabotaged by public objection to interracial relationships. Cohn attempted to get the Mob to shake Davis up, but they refused - for the previously mentioned reasons. And later with May Britt (just your typical death threats). Miscegenation was illegal in 31 states until 1967, so one supposes it's a little like Sammy Davis, Jr. against the world.
* Creator/AlexandreDumas, despite being from the mid-1800s, wouldn't take any guff from people who had problems with his family, saying "My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends."
* In 1955, Emmett Till, a fourteen-year-old black boy, dared to whistle at an older white woman in Mississippi, and ended up getting lynched for it. His body was eventually recovered weeks later from the bottom of a river. Despite the body's advanced state of decomposition, Till's mother insisted on an open casket ceremony so that the world can see what Southern racism did to her son. The gruesome pictures of Till's body lying in state that appeared in ''Jet" magazine was credited with helping to kick off the Civil Rights Movement.
** Paranoia in the DeepSouth about black men raping white women led to a lot of notorious incidents. Among the most notorious:
*** The 1931 Scottsboro case, in which nine black teenagers were falsely accused of raping two white women. They were put through a fifteen-year ordeal in which they were subjected to frame-ups, all-white juries, several rushed trials, and an attempted lynching. All but one lived long enough to be officially pardoned... ''in 1976''.
*** The 1923 Rosewood massacre, in which a white posse -- spurred by the alleged rape of a white woman in a neighboring town -- descended on the all-black town of Rosewood, Florida and burned it to the ground, massacring six residents.
* Guy!crush version: When WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic (a very pale white guy) expressed hots for black actors Creator/WillSmith, Creator/ErnieHudson, and Creator/KeithDavid, an embarrassing section of the fanbase expressed revulsion and called him a CategoryTraitor.
* 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.
* An ad for Cheerios in 2013 featured a little girl asking her (white) mother about the health benefits of the cereal for the heart, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint then makes a heart-shaped pile]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming on top of her (black) father's chest]]. Unfortunately, the YouTube video of this wound up having to disable the comments due to the ''rampant'' racism in the comments regarding this trope.
* NYC artist Nate Hill, who is black, satirized black men who make an extra effort to be seen dating white women ("for status and power", in Hill's words) by starting "Trophy Scarves" on Instagram, a collection of photos showing himself wearing a tuxedo and carrying (mostly or completely naked) white women over his shoulders as if they were scarves. None of the women were paid and most contacted him and volunteered instead of the other way. At least one believed that ''she'' [[CasualKink had to pay him for a session]].