Growing up, I had a hard time getting dates cause of my Hispanic heritage. I understand we all have a preference but to always get rejected cause of my race, I felt ashamed of my heritage and never embraced it for years. Most people will say rudely I don't wanna date you cause of your race. It seems like racism more than preference which I also struggled with growing up. Who can relate? Leave comments and share your story.
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Most Helpful Girl
I''m Puerto Rican and Jamaican. Racially that makes me white, Taino indian and black.
My first experience with racism was in kindergarten. I had a crush on this black boy and he told me he could never like me because I'm white with a white mother and that it was wrong for me to be mixed.
In the third grade I had a crush on this white kid I've known since the first grade and I was absolutely obsessed with him. He told me I was ugly and a black n**.
In high school I had a white friend who openly told me it was "Wrong" for races to mix in spite of knowing my background. He went on to add that he's strictly opposed to it in terms of other races with white people. I was like wth? He later apologized but I couldn't bring myself to remain friends with someone who thinks my entire existence is wrong.
This isn't about dating but, I've also faced prejudice and bullying by a lot of black girls growing up, one threatening to cut off my hair and a lot of them trying to beat me up simply for existing, especially if a black guy liked me.
All in all, stupid is stupid and I can't stop people from being ignorant. But it's okay, because at the end of the day I still love white guys, I still love black guys, Asian guys, Hispanic guys, whatever. I'm not a racist, and all people are beautiful to me. Plus with my background, all people are MY people.8
Most Helpful Guy
I'm as white as white can get, right? I'm HELLA attracted to African women. I'm convinced that I'll marry one. It's really hard dating them because of our differences and preferences in life.
But to be straight to the point, I've never had a woman tell me "I won't date you because of your race.". Even if they did, yeah I'd be a little butt hurt at first but then I'd think they aren't worth my time anyway. Plenty of other fish in the sea. I just wasn't her catch.4