There are thousands of other people besides "akata." Gosh I hate that word it's so demeaning. Anyway, yes I can understand where you're coming from but there are other cultures which harbor the same moral and ethical standards that nigerians do as well. And not all American-born blacks fit into the negative stereotype that you claim. I personally am not attracted to "akata" or whatever but as people some of them are well-meaning individuals who are educated with high moral standards. On the other hand, nigerians tend to hail marriages are cream of the crop when in reality I've seen nigerian marriages that are in shambles. They hesitate showing it in public but you can tell they are absolutely MISERABLE. I actually know Nigerians who have gotten divorced yet so many of us act as if such a thing doesn't exist among us. The point I'm trying to drive across is that all the qualities we tend to think are only limited to Nigerians can be found in individuals from many other cultures. It's a thing of preference I agree but there's no need to disallow someone to marry who they please because it doesn't suit your desires. Nigerians definitely have a false sense of cultural or racial superiority and many of us act as if our sh*t don't stink. We're so quick to point out the flaws in others without looking at ourselves first and that is why I think Nigeria can be such a backward nation at times. As a people we still have a whole lot to work on in my honest opinion.you are blaming Hopea23 of being "stereotyping" while u are actually doing the same.u can see it from the highlighted words.the fact is that not everyone see it that way and besides interracial relationships/marriage faces prejudice and discrimination all over the world, no society or country is immune from it.As long as i'm concern there is absolutely no significant difference that distinguish one racial group from another.all racial group got it own uniqueness..it's all comes down to preference and what you want cuz interracial relationship isn't made for weaklings,narrow minded and shallow people, but for those that are strong enough to embrace and acknowledge the cultural differences.