Though I do support the right to love, regardless of color (or gender/gender identity), I also believe that the challenges of interracial relationships are often obscure and infrequently discussed.To put it bluntly, many White people simply have no idea what they are getting into when they begin relationships with people of color. If you don’t believe racism exists, don’t date interracially.Dear April Masini," I am a 35 year old, single, African American mom who has been dating a 38 year old white man who wants children and has just asked me to marry him.
For people of color who live in a White-dominated country, many of those experiences will be plagued by racism.
Our server even acts like he doesn't want to serve us because he sees them together.
They ask for a beer and ask them are they of age when clearly they are we all are in our mid 20's and acts like their ID's are fake.
To raise awareness of the issues such individuals may encounter, I decided to write this list. While confined to the realms of “Whiteness,” a person can remain ignorant to the experiences of racism that constantly leave people of color feeling diminished and undervalued.
This can sometimes translate into a lack of even that racism exists and is experienced by others.