Facts about interracial dating
An anonymous contributing writer submitted this post as a Reader Submission for Gurl. If you’d like to submit your writing to Gurl, please send us an email at [email protected] am a very strong believer in love being love; no matter what gender, race, religion, age (well, within reason) the two people are.I would never ask someone why they like black guys or white guys regardless of their race, so I don’t see how they should be allowed to ask me just because I’m in an interracial relationship.
And that hurts a lot too; even though it’s not directly aimed at my boyfriend and me. But some of my boyfriend’s extended family members are not quite the same way. They don’t even know me – they don’t know who I am as a person, they haven’t even met me, and they already don’t like me, just because of the color of my skin.
Love is really blind in the sense that when you love someone you don’t see it as, “Oh I’m a boy and I love boys” or, “I’m a black girl and I like white guys.” You just see it as liking or loving the person for who they are. Well, about a year and one month ago I, a black girl, fell in love with my current boyfriend, Travis, a white guy.
Interracial relationships have been around forever. Although they haven’t always been as accepted as they are now, interracial relationships still aren’t accepted by a lot of people.
We eventually talked about all of this, and he now understands that he can’t say things like that.
Discussing my feelings about race with him can be hard also.