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Race Issues and Interracial Relationships

At a glance, everything is the way you think it should be, but when you really truly look, then you learn something unexpected and completely different.

Race Issues and Interracial Relationships

I absolutely love being in an interracial relationship! I have learned so much in our one year of marriage from him and his culture. Imagining what my kids will be like brings me great joy. I could not ask for a better partner to share the secrets of life with.

Our backgrounds growing up may be different but we are the same. We are both humans living on this earth who hunger for a better life and thirst for knowledge. No one is different underneath it all. We are all humans. I remember a few years back when one of the main things you would see on social media or what people would talk about is how we are all the same underneath it all. But somehow we have lost that fiery voice that screamed out for the unification of all races. It has been buried under a call of racism and prejudice. Some are so shocked to see whats happening in the world that they stand with their mouth open not knowing what to do.

My husband and I have not come across any discrimination based on our interracial relationship but there are people out in the world that do face this sort of prejudice every day. There are people that fear going outside. I'm not only talking about mixed race couples but also minority groups, some of the good people with the Islamic faith and people who are just from the middle east. They too deserve to go outside and not have to worry about their lives. Everyone deserves that right. It is God-given to be able to walk outside into the world, interact with people of all kinds and not have to worry about anything except for school, work and bills.

I was blessed to marry a man with African descent who was born and raised in West Africa. I am of mixed race, Native American and Irish. We love each other, not our skin colors. We have not experienced any of the prejudices when we walk outside our door but we are aware of the matter at hand. It hurts to know that people have an issue with interracial relationships because of ignorance and hatred, preconceived notions that separate the races.

All families are beautiful. When someone asks what is your species you will reply human no matter your race. You are not white human, Mexican human, or Japanese human. You are simply a human being and there is something all humans have that can be stripped away and that is humanity. Don't strip away your humanity by being racist or prejudiced. We are given one shot on this Earth and after that, where ever you think we go, we can not come back here and fix our mistakes. That has to happen now, before we die.

Wherever you go, some people are more accepting than others but if they have an open mind they can at least understand that love is universal. In the time I have been with my husband, even before we got married, I learned a very important lesson: stereotyping, racism, prejudice, passing judgment, etc. are all caused by lack of love for humanity. They are caused by looking at a culture, a person and/or religion with a veil of ignorance. When you don't investigate the whole picture you only see halfway. At a glance everything is the way you think it should be but when you really truly look, then you learn something unexpected and completely different.

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