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So I guess I was exposed to it at such a young age it doesn’t bother me anymore.
I did visit her grandparents one time, and they showed me nothing but kindness, but I guess her grandfather thought I was uncomfortable because I was the only black person at dinner.
Do I get a gold star for creating the possibility of bringing biracial children into the world?
We tend to either reduce IRR stories, whether they are our own or others’, to a party trick (something to show off and exploit rather than understand and love), or we elevate them to a pedestal where we can worship and idolize them.It was barely a week into our relationship before Vaughan and I started getting comments about how adorable our children would be. I didn’t really know how to respond to those comments.Besides the fact that at that point, we were not even close to considering a future together, was I supposed to feel special that I was dating someone who was a different race than me?Deciding to enter an IRR doesn’t change prejudice in your heart.You will definitely bump up against and wrestle with your own stereotypes and racist mentalities throughout your relationship, but it takes more than a change in your relationship status to change your misperceptions and biases.
You could just feel people looking at us and overhear someone saying, “Man, he has to leave her.” Jordan: She definitely felt more uncomfortable than I did, because I guess I grew up around racism more than she did.