And that has to be acknowledged — and dealt with — constantly. We talk a lot in social justice circles about how to attempt to be a better white ally to people of color — and a lot of that Allyship advice can and should be directly applied to our intimate relationships. And the way we practice our allyship in those contexts should reflect that. The same goes for race. And that starts with recognizing that you do, in fact, have a race and that your whiteness — and whiteness in general — plays a huge role in how race relations play out socially and interpersonally.
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My parents are interracially married for 37 years and still together. In the 80s and 90s, it was bad, not all the time, but there was one time when a racist landlord didn't want to rent to us. Me and my brother both multiracial had to get down in the car and hide, so my parents could act like it was just them renting and that they hadn't made 2 multiracial kids that were now teenagers. It happened in a city in the middle to southern part of Illinois and we had heard it was very racist.
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Interracial dating can be very difficult in certain societies. Although racism has become less prevalent generally speaking, it's still very much present. Even people who claim to be supportive of mixed marriages may have difficulty welcoming a foreigner into their actual family — while they may accept a person of a different race as their neighbor or co-worker, having grandchildren with a different skin color from theirs is a totally different story. There are many challenges that interracial couples have to face. Feeling like outsiders, having different traditions, culture, and habits
The only way to succeed is to know what you're up against. That's up from one in 12 in That's quite a change.