Interracial dating stereotypes
Would it have been different if my husband were Indian? “In the past few years, I’ve been needing more connection with my culture, I listen to more Latin music now, I watch movies in Spanish — I need those touchstones now, in a way I didn’t before,” said Alejandra Ramos, a TODAY Tastemaker who is Puerto Rican and has been married to a Ukranian-born Jewish man for seven years.
At times, I was shocked at how little he ever thought about race before me, and that was something that worried me when I first started falling for him.
Could he really support me when I (or our children) faced racism? I could have thrown our entire relationship away based on my fear, but luckily, I turned to a friend who had been in an interracial relationship for 10 years.
He’s a Haitian American from New England and his partner is a white American from Oklahoma.
I wish we could be all kumbaya-we’re-all-human-beings-love-is-love, but in this current cultural and political climate, race is not something you can pretend you don’t see.
When you marry someone, you marry everything that made them who they are, including their culture and race.