Somali girls dating black men
So naturally a lot of Somali women are taking it as a victory that they’re black girl magic and pulling top men. Somali marriages have traditionally been considered as a bond between not just a man and a woman but also between clans and families.There is evidence of an increase in Somali women choosing and preferring White Male Muslim converts to Islam compared to their Male Somali counterparts.On speaking with some young Somali Women, one told me “Many Somali girls are choosing white converts to Islam as they are more practicing than most of Somali men these days.” It is arduous to generalise people’s experiences, as marriage is extremely personal and every experience different. I believe marriage should be a sacred bound and both consenting must respect one another for who they are wherever they come from.” For the Somali community, mixed marriage is although a relatively new phenomena; it does exist and should be celebrated and promoted.We live in an ever globalised and multicultural society, inevitably mixed marriage, defined as a marriage between two people of different races or religions is commonplace and is seen as a regularity and a societal norm in multicultural Britain for instance.Today most would generally agree that mixed marriage is positive and it is of little significance the heritage of the married couple.From the outset there appears to be a reluctance from the Somali community to fully embrace mixed marriage as normal.
We know that stigma and ignorance will always exist in every community, the way to combat such obstacles is in the changing of attitudes and perceptions through the celebration and sharing of different cultures and of people’s positive experience.A White British nurse from Bristol spoke about her experience of her marriage to a Somali man with great enthusiasm, “To be honest sometimes it was difficult for me to get used to his commitments and obligation to family here in the UK and back home in Somalia. As a relatively new diaspora community, Somalis are still finding their feet, away from their home land Somalis stand strong with their spirit of resilience, perseverance and determination to re-build Somalia.It seems only natural a community to cohere so tightly when survival is paramount.It is a fact that Somalis who marry ‘non Somalis’ are breaking cultural and social norms.In recent years Somalis choosing to marry outside of their community has increased over the years but there appears to be little tangible data.
A non-Somali would surely find Somali culture rich and unique in terms of history, language, food and music.