Here are ten of them…and this list is far from being exhaustive. When you enter into an interracial relationship, you have the strength, courage, tenacity, and patience to deal with the issues that being in an interracial relationship poses? If you family is accepting, can you deal with the disdain from the public? Do you have it in you to be an “educator” or a “token” of diversity?
In all honesty, some people deal with this splendidly. But you have to know what type of person you are; you have to know what your social limitations are, before you can consider dating interracially. Without a doubt, the impact of family on your relationship has a lot to do with the emotional independence of the couple.
They do not care about what other people think about them and they are not deterred if no one (or if only a few) around them are doing what they are doing. Many people could simply care less about what their parents or family think about their life choices. Thankfully, in my experience, most families are at least quietly tolerant of interracial relationships. On one hand, you have absolutely no control or influence over how strangers treat you.
Why is it, on the heels of 2012, are we so fascinated with racial distinctiveness, yet not interested at all in what unites us?I should start off with an apology at the negative tone of this post’s title; but I believe that people should know the negatives upfront, get past them (if they want to) and then go on to pursue their dreams.I love sharing my experiences and opinions with others (hence why I’m a blogger).But they may feel alienated and not connected to your significant other. Just make sure that your significant other is supporting you unabashedly when their family is in the wrong. You don’t want to end up like that chick that was calling Dr. Shirking away from your lover in public is disrespectful on so many levels! I was tempted to put “The Black Community” there, but these issues are not unique to White/Black couplings.Dating interracially is one of the topics I have no issues talking about.
However, in the past 24 hours, I was censored from another blog that focused on interracial realtionships — specifically Black women who date interracially — because of my comments regarding White and Black men and the disparity in their penis size (which is ultimately a non-issue: read on, and you’ll see why).