"Don't you like white women?"
"Wouldn't you like rather date someone your own race?"
"You'll never be able to give him what a white woman could."
"No other man will ever want you."
"There are other white women out there."
"I bet your parents are really proud of you."
"Why are you with her?"
"What's wrong with American women? Do you not like American women?"
"White men have taken everything, including our women."
These are things that you would expect to hear in 1866 with Andrew Kinney and Mahala Miller or in 1967 with Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter. Not in 2019, with so many people being in interracial relationships. I notice the weird glances that I get when I'm holding hands with my boyfriend and walking through a mall. The black women who look confused and the white men looking on in horror. It's like a scene out of a scary movie!
It feels like we're outsiders in a world where this is supposed to be pretty normal. I don't know how many people grew up in a household that stated, "we want you to stay within the same race," but that was me. I don't think this is healthy for young children to be listening to. I feel like when parents state that it's cutting their children off from people who could possibly be the perfect match!
Maybe I just feel strongly about this topic because I am currently in an interracial relationship, but I just feel like being with someone who may not look like you should be accepted. You can't decide who you fall in love with.