6 Lessons Learned from Interracial Dating

6 Lessons Learned from Interracial Dating

I recently came across a post on a site called I Am Not the Nanny.com. Yeah, I don’t get the joke, either, but I enjoyed the piece on interracial dating and agreed with much of it. Anyone who dares to date, (much less open themselves up emotionally and intellectually to the point where they can fall in love) outside their “race” you have to admire (at least we do at Interrace Today). 271185652_80_80

It’s a cute piece but one that can also be encouraging and uplifting to some. So, here’s the link to the piece on her perspective toward interracial dating. What do you think about her points and do you agree? Have you had similar experiences out there?

Should We Celebrate Interracial Relationships?

Should We Celebrate Interracial Relationships?

A recent article in The Voice has two differing opinions on the topic (and question at hand).

English: Interracial married couple with Hmong...

English: Interracial married couple with Hmong traditional clothing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first black woman answers that “no” interracial relationships are not to be celebrated at all, even going so far as to indicate that said relationships make her “blood boil,” (which sounds pretty intense if you think about what it would take to boil your blood although we know she doesn’t mean it literally). She equates an interracial couple happily conversing with rapes that occured during slavery times. Yes, rape did occur during slavery. That’s why we’re against it! But an interracial couple going out for a drink and trying to enjoy their relationship have nothing to do with violent rape other people committed. Ummm. yes, please!

The next young black woman (and yes, white men apparently don’t count, nor do people of other races, for this piece), opines that interracial relationships are okay after all and should be celebrated.

At any rate, if you think I’m getting close to my exhaustion rate at this point with caring whether or not other people approve, you’re dead-on. Here’s a link to the insightful piece if you’re interested.

Interracial Sitcoms on the Rise?

Interracial Sitcoms on the Rise?

According to Deadline, interracial sitcoms are the wave of the future, with R&B singer Eve headlining an autobiographical one and another being produced (or starring?) Whoopi Goldberg.

English: Tribune Executive Sean Compton and Ac...

English: Tribune Executive Sean Compton and Actor Whoopi Goldberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is great news, if it’s true, as it could be the tipping point to make interracial love more acceptable to the masses. We’ll see…

Would You Stop an Interracial Couple from Being Harassed?

Would You Stop an Interracial Couple from Being Harassed?

Most people never think of this question because, quite frankly, they don’t have to. If you don’t participate in interracial dating (or marriage) you don’t have to deal with people shaking their hands, making sounds, saying degrading things (that of course don’t make any logical sense), or attempting to belittle or abuse you in some other way.

English: Interracial married couple with Hmong...

English: Interracial married couple with Hmong traditional clothing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You don’t have to deal with parents treating you like a child and then punishing you to get you in line, you don’t have to deal with unseen repercussions (such as losing a job when the boss sees your wife or husband), and so many other forms racism takes in America.

Watch this video and tell us, “What Would You Do?”

Pride, Prejudice and Interracial Marriages | The Jakarta Globe

Pride, Prejudice and Interracial Marriages

via Pride, Prejudice and Interracial Marriages | The Jakarta Globe.

Interracial Dating, Interracial relationships, multicultural

Wonder how interracial relationships are perceived in Jakarta? Apparently they have all the hangups of rednecks in ‘Bama, based on the content of this piece.

What do you think?