Over the last several decades, the American public has grown increasingly accepting of interracial dating and marriage.
This shift in opinion has been driven both by attitude change among individuals generally and by the fact that over the period, successive generations have reached adulthood with more racially liberal views than earlier generations.
I will never forget sitting in the Quincy dining hall with two of my (nonwhite) friends who spent about 10 minutes picking and choosing which features from my boyfriend and I would create the “perfect baby.” I remember sitting there, feeling extremely uncomfortable, because although the comments of “Your eyes, your hair” and “his lips” were meant as compliments, I was hurting.
We don’t often think about how Africans and African-Americans treat white people, but racial tensions are not just one sided.
This situation is proof that both sides are just as responsible for the stigma for interracial relationships.
These statements are real, and they are ridiculous. Q: What's the best thing to say to someone who's in an interracial relationship? Buzzfeed"My hubby and I have been married for fourteen years - he's black and I'm white.
A: Nothing that you wouldn't say to someone who's dating within their race. Oh, I used to have a black boyfriend once ..."One thing I get a lot of is women who want to tell me all about the black boyfriend they had in college whom their parents made them break up with. Why don't you marry a nice Latina who will cook for you? There are many things we hear (and see) from others regarding our interracial relationship, but the thing I hear most and would like to change is, 'You are so brave to go out into the world together. ' I know that it's meant as support and a compliment, but I do wish it wasn't 'brave.' What else are we to do?