I’m presently in my own 3rd relationship that is interracial.
That is, until you count my first boyfriend – Jose – who, into the 2nd grade, long-distance collect-called me personally from Puerto Rico and got me in plenty of difficulty with my father. Then it is my 4th relationship that is interracial.
Even though interracial dynamics constantly add a layer of strive to love, it is essential to notice that I’m white.
Because when you’re a person that is white an interracial relationship, there’s this whole – ohhh, ya understand – white supremacy thing hanging in the air.
And therefore needs to be acknowledged – and managed – constantly.
Lest your relationship be condemned – as well as your “No, Really, I’m a good individual” card be completely revoked.
We don’t stop talking in social justice sectors on how to try to be a far better ally that is white folks of color – and a whole lot of the Allyship 101 advice can (and really should) be straight put on our intimate relationships. Read More »