#HipHop4Her: Interracial Dating Survey (VIDEO)
How Interracial Dating Is Fundamentally Changing America
We have enhanced a lot within society regarding racial issues and equality amongst our communities. However, there is still those few people that lack the knowledge and consideration when it comes to interracial dating.
Interracial marriage has only been legal since 1967 but these relationships have been occurring since the 1800s and even though it was a taboo back then, now it’s seen more common in our time. A white woman with a black man or vice versa – the “Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl”.
You see interracial couples wherever you go nowadays but yet, society has made it nearly impossible for partners to live their lifestyle normally. As they walk down the street people stare or laugh – share whispers and ask rude questions. Not to say that race matters but at times it comes into play when there is culture involved, for example a Muslim woman dating a white man or an Asian man dating a black woman. This is when heads turn and eyebrows are raised. Our race communities have a difficult time wrapping their heads around the thought of loving someone outside of his/her race.
Society makes being in an interracial relationship seem almost like an insult. Parents and family, if not accepting, can make an interracial relationship a living hell. A black mother asks her son who is dating a white woman “how could you leave a black sista for a white woman?” The Muslim man of the daughter who is dating a white man tells her she’s just going “through a phase”. The Asian mother asks her son who is dating a black woman “aren’t you afraid of what your kids will look like?”
Regardless of how much we have evolved as a community, there are still people who love to point fingers and whisper. At the end of the day you can’t help who you fall in love with. Love puts you blind to color and gender – it’s healing. As a community we shouldn’t separate ourselves from each other according to the color of our skin. We need to improve on building, forgiving and healing whether it’s a relationship or a friendship. The soul has no color preference – be equal and let love.
Watch: Interracial Relationship Student Survey – Sabrina Williams
July 25th, 2015