One of the disadvantages of being an interracial couple is the fact that you have to bite your tongue so often in order to get by unscathed.
Attitudes toward interracial marriage are so progressive that some people prefer to exclusively date interracially. There are a number of reasons not to date interracially, including for social status, because it’s trendy or to remedy a rocky love life.
Dating interracially with misguided motives will inevitably lead to problems.
And what unites us…as human beings…is the longing to find a mate, and be fully accepted by them.
Unfortunately the “battle for love” is one that is fought among people of all persuasions.
Though attraction is certainly a personal issue of taste, I caution readers to stop and think about your choice and why you are making it.
Are you ashamed or embarrassed or in any way attempting to deny parts of yourself by dating interracially?
Yesterday, I got a couple comments from a reader who’s had to deal with a lot in her interracial relationship.
Hearing her share her story really got me thinking about all the things that I don’t share here…and why I don’t share them.
Our experiences might not necessarily be the same, but I can definitely relate. Before I met my husband, his parents gave him the talk…you know…the one where they tell him that a woman who isn’t Mexican (or at the very least, Latina) isn’t suitable for marriage.
He was told that he could only marry a Latina…period…and it was preferred that she be Mexican.
It’s not because I’m afraid exactly, but I guess there is this knee jerk reaction that comes with “learning your place” in order to prevent the onslaught of attacks that come with being committed to someone of another race.