I’m currently in my own 3rd interracial relationship.
That is, until you count my first boyfriend – Jose – whom, into the 2nd grade, long-distance collect-called me personally from Puerto Rico and got me personally in lots of trouble with dad. Then it is my fourth interracial relationship.
Even though interracial dynamics constantly put in a layer of strive to relationship, it is essential to notice that I’m white.
Because whenever you’re a person that is white an interracial relationship, there’s this whole – ohhh, ya understand – white supremacy thing hanging floating around.
And therefore needs to be acknowledged – and managed – constantly.
Lest your relationship be condemned – as well as your “No, Really, I’m A person that is decent be completely revoked.
We don’t stop talking in social justice groups on how to attempt to be a far better white ally to folks of color – and a whole lot of the Allyship 101 advice can (and really should) be straight placed on our intimate relationships. (more…)