In 2011 a Kentucky church even voted to ban interracial couples from their congregation.
Sometimes the biggest challenge a couple faces is not criticism from their families, but the negative reactions from strangers.
Lily Hernandez, 27, a Mexican American woman who has been dating her white boyfriend for a year now, says that her mother was initially worried about how his family would treat her, but that both of their families turned out to be open-minded.
Surprisingly, strangers are actually the ones who seem the most worried about their relationship.
“He was so disgusted and shook his head.” Click here to read the rest of this story.
However, Black men are twice as likely to marry outside their race than Black women, and there is a unique, community issue of some Black men explicitly not wanting to date Black women at all, which isn’t as common in other races.
Black men have used this as a reason why they prefer the more “calm, level-headed” White woman.
The problem with this concept is two-fold: Anyone can be angry, even non-Black women. You want respect and to be spoken to like a man, but make sure you’re giving the Black woman that same respect back.Before you go off or catch an attitude, ask yourself: Is there a better way to say this? He may be more likely to listen, and if he doesn’t hear you out, then he lacks communication skills and not someone you should bother with anyway.If you say “I don’t need a man,” remove it from your vocabulary immediately. Black women have the tenacity, intelligence and dedication to carry themselves and whole families on their backs, but that’s not how it’s supposed to be.NBC LATINO – Natalia Walker’s mother was shocked when she learned her daughter was dating a black man.“My mom and I were very, very close and then she stopped talking to me for three months. Though miscegenation has been legal in the United States since 1967, and interracial relationships are common in our lives and in the media, many publically continue to criticize these couples.However, rooted in a white supremacy structure, White women are always assigned presumed innocence and purity, and it’s that very innocence that has gotten Black men wrongfully imprisoned or killed. Yes, but this comes from being a double minority; it comes from being oppressed not only by White people, but by the only other person you’d hope would understand oppression and not inflict it upon you, but does so anyway based on gender: the Black man. However, if a Black woman does get an attitude with you, ask yourself: Why? If you don’t, don’t expect bad behavior to be met with kind words and non-reaction.