Some of you might remember my previous MyTake. This is basically a sequel so grab your reading glasses and enjoy.
My previous MyTake: 11 Reasons Why I Support Interracial Relationships
Although I love interracial relationships, there are struggles just as there are none at times. Here are a few of the struggles:
1. They get dirty looks for being together.
Walking down the street or even at school is pretty difficult to do without getting at least half a dozen of hateful looks.
2. It's surprising to find out who doesn't and doesn't accept the relationship
As sad as it sounds, those who love them most might not accept the relationship. These people include families and friends but a completely random stranger could accept the relationship. This feeling truly stings.
3. No one thinks they are together
Just because they are in an interracial relationship no one usually guesses they are together. When people do find out they act so astonished and confused.
An example is I distinctly remember going to the zoo with my family when I was younger. I went with my parents, my brothers, my uncle and his Latina wife. That's six black people and one Latina. The man at the booth automatically gave us the price of a family of 6. We then had to tell him that the Latina woman behind us was in fact a part of us. And I remember the mans saying 'She just doesn't look like you guys'
People have to often take a double take when they find out when they are together.
4. When people hit on you or your partner because they don’t think you’re a couple.
The funny thing is this happens whilst you are next to your partner.
"Who's your friend next to you?"
"...That's my boyfriend"
5. The children's self identity
Children won't be sure how to identify themselves. This can also be more confusing if the child is born in a completely different country to where both the parents are from.
6. And no one thinks the children belongs to them
Just because their children don't look like the parents.
7. When you first start dating, each other's race is all anyone can talk about.
People find the news astonishing and they act like they haven't seen anything like this happen before. The attention they get when they first start dating is immense.
8. People think you're "self-hating" and assume you have something against dating someone from your race.
9. The fear of their partners parents not accepting them because of their race.
10. You have to get comfortable with standing out
Imagine a white wife going with her husband to visit his family in Africa. They are going to end up standing out at sometime...
11. Being constantly told the babies will look beautiful
You might wonder how this could ever be a problem. But hearing it 24/7 will bound to get irritating.
12. Meeting the racist friend/ family member.
That's always fun isn't it, when your fear just came true.
13. Rude comments that are said to your face.
14. Some people will assume that you only like people of that race (or it's a fetish).
15. People give you "compliments" they would not give to other couples
16. They get really excited when you see another interracial couple...even on tv because sometimes they feel different and isolated.
17. Questions like 'Does your mother know?'
18. Questions like, "Why can't you just date inside your race?"
19. The stereotypes.
Not all black girls are after a white guy. Not all Asian women are after white guys and not all black dudes are after white girls.
20. When couple pics require more work than you’re used to.
❤️ I hope that you liked this MyTake. Obviously, they have ups and downs but in the end if it's love...it's love and it's worth it. But remember all relationships do have their pros and cons but once again....they are gorgeous and kind of signify unity. Please share, like and send positive opinions on this my take.... :) That would mean a lot to me. Also thank you all for the support and if you haven't seen the previous MyTake you might want to check it out❤️