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).
Black people are standing up and demanding to be seen, and to matter, in ways I have read about in history books, but have never experienced in my lifetime.
Whether we are talking about #themovementforblacklives or #sayhername, as a community we are requiring that our full humanity not only be recognized, but that safe spaces be created for the expression of that full humanity—whether good, bad, or ugly.
And what unites us…as human beings…is the longing to find a mate, and be fully accepted by them.
Unfortunately the “battle for love” is one that is fought among people of all persuasions.
I'm always into learning, but with your significant other by your side, learning about traditions, visiting other countries, or just eating different kinds of foods is an even more enriching experience.2. Unfortunately, we still live in a world where racism is very much alive. It's hard to get used to other people fetishizing our children, but between the two of us, imagining how beautiful our kids are going to be isn't the worst way to pass the time.
As harmless blog posts, cute Cheerios commercials, and the deep abysses of comments sections have taught us, there are still people out there who simply hate to see people of different races together. To quote Aziz Ansari: "Anytime you have sex with someone of a different race, think about that for a moment. If you can fantasize about what your baby with Ryan Gosling would look like, I can certainly imagine walking around with North West 2.0. It feels like Shonda Rhimes is making programming explicitly for you.
Americans are already what racial purists have long feared: a people characterized by a great deal of racial admixture, or what many in the past referred to distastefully as "mongrelization." In pigmentation, width of noses, breadth of lips, texture of hair, and other telltale signs, the faces and bodies of millions of Americans bear witness to interracial sexual encounters. These different kinds of interracial intimacy and sexual depredation all reached their peak in the United States during the age of slavery, and following the Civil War they decreased markedly.
Others contained elements of both choice and coercion.
Over the years legions of white-supremacist legislators, judges, prosecutors, police officers, and other officials have attempted to prohibit open romantic interracial attachments, particularly those between black men and white women.
From the 1660s to the 1960s, forty-one territories, colonies, or states enacted laws—anti-miscegenation statutes—barring sex or marriage between blacks and whites, and many states ultimately made marriage across the color line a felony.
Jacqueline's couldn't decide whether to do a heritage paper on her mother, Korean American, or her father, Kenyan American.