Things were going well, so he suggested I meet both his parents. She was interested in my family and the fact that they weren’t originally from the US.
She wanted to know things about Guyanese marriage and wedding traditions, dating customs, and mused about what it would be like to have mixed children.
My first album had just come out, so I had plenty of other things to focus on.
And while some gaffes can be overlooked and corrected with education, others are too painful to ignore or get past.
Black women talked to Vice about all of the above in a piece by Janae Price who shared, “While dating men of different races, I’ve found myself in some frustrating, awkward, unfortunate, and uncomfortable situations.
When his Dominican father came home, he didn’t say much.
He asked what I wanted to do when I got older but barely said two words during dinner.
Whenever I post pictures of my family on social media, the responses are always fun. I don’t think anyone should be shocked or disappointed by interracial marriages, but I still wanted to talk about why I married outside my “race.