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When Karen, an African-American woman, started dating Randy, a white man, she says he had "some learning to do." Like Oprah and Sanaa, the first lesson Karen taught Randy was that it's normal for black women to spend long hours in the beauty salon. "He says, 'All you've got to do is wash it and go,'" Karen remembers. "No," she told him, "It is not wash-and-go hair, baby. This is a process."

Once husbands understand the "hair process," couples move on to more personal topics...like sex, family gatherings and dancing in public! Though cultural differences sometimes cause confusion, the one thing these couples know for sure is that love conquers all!

"The world is a great, big, wide place where there's possibilities to love lots of different people," Oprah says. "But that's why [Something New] is so great—because it's a full-circle moment in opening your heart to the possibilities."
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FROM: Black Women Dating White Men: It's Something New!
Published on March 08, 2006

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