I wanted to share this with my readers because I think it is so wonderful that the world is beginning to accept interracial couples more and more. Those who know me know that I am in an interracial marriage and we see no color. Now I do want to point this out because it is Black History Month and this is what those before us ie..Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and more fought so hard for. My husband and I were in Los Angeles this past Grammy weekend and we experienced hatred against us being an interracial couple. Some young black dude had a very big issue with my husband being married to a sista and he let it be known in a very rude way trying to buck up to my man. I won’t get into details but my husband decided to be the bigger man (because I asked him to) and he showed the young man some love by saying “Is this really the way God wants things, aren’t I flesh just like you. In the bible it says we are all one.” Needless to say the guy backed off and looked at me like ’I can’t believe you don’t want to be with a brother’ I just looked at him and said “I am.”
So that was settled and it just really goes to show that racism comes in all forms and it is very much still out there. I’m sure most people are used to seeing Black men with other races but it is rare to see a beautiful Black woman with another race. Many men seem to be bothered by it but you should be ok, because women have been dealing with reverse racism for years.
Here’s a report I found from the Wall Street Journal on this subject matter.
About 15% of all new marriages in the U.S. in 2010 were between individuals of a different race or ethnicity, more than double the share in 1980, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. Among those married in 2010, 9% of whites, 17% of blacks, 26% of Hispanics and 28% of Asians married outside their ethnic or racial group.
“Intermarriage in this country has evolved from being illegal to being a taboo to being merely unusual,” said Paul Taylor, the Pew official who edited “The Rise of Intermarriage” report. “With each passing year, it becomes less unusual,” he said.
Behavioral, attitudinal and demographic shifts, including immigration, have contributed to the intermarriage trend, which the report analyses based on historical data and Census Bureau figures from the annual American Community Survey between 2008 and 2010.
I am glad that the world is catching on and we will be one brown melting pot here soon. Much love everyone!!