I thought this was a fairly random, cool topic and though I've tended to be just a lurker on the site in recent years, I thought I'd give my 2cts as well.
I've always felt pretty comfortable with diversity since I'm also I guess what you would call "brown" and I grew up in a very diverse environment. But I remember LA back in the 80's and there was a lot of negativity in the air.
On the subject of girls though, I'd never been specifically attracted to AA girls, though I have dated them. But its never been a "thing" for me. But this year I've been watching this TV show on FX called Archer. Its a raunchy, animated series about a total horndog superspy - and it's flat out hilarious! IF you haven't seen it, seriously, cannot recommend it enough.
But in the show, Archer's only real friend and peer is his fellow superspy - a black woman called Lana Kane. Seeing this beautiful women being sexy and kicking serious ass ... well, long story short, I've had a gigantic hardon for AA females - both in the hobby and in real life too.
Its actually weirder and more embarrassing to note that my dating habits have been changed by an animated TV show LOL - but I've thought about it and its been along the lines of "Wow, how have I not been noticing all these luscious, smart beautiful AA women?" I don't know how long it will last really, but here recently, I have been completely obssessed.
Maybe the thing is, after all the divisive cultural bullshit, at some point you just become another human being trying to make a connection.
I'd really like to know more about AA girls in the hobby (I'm seeing one tomorrow) - if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear ...
Thanks for the thread ... its cool to have someone say it, because I've been feeling the same thing.