It Turns Out Interracial Relationships, While Not Uncommon, Are Still Not Universally Accepted
Start writing a post

It Turns Out Interracial Relationships, While Not Uncommon, Are Still Not Universally Accepted

It's amazing how you view the world when in an interracial relationship.

It Turns Out Interracial Relationships, While Not Uncommon, Are Still Not Universally Accepted
Denice Odhiambo

I've been going back and forth about writing this article, because for me personally, and perhaps the millions of interracial couples, it is a touchy subject.

Interracial dating, though not very uncommon, is still not accepted universally.

I have been in an interracial relationship for almost three years now, and for this amount of time I never saw myself as dating outside my race, for me it's always been I'm dating someone that makes me happy and completes me. You know, the yin to my yang type of situation.

Unlike some of my friends who are dating within their race and can walk down the street without getting stares, I, sadly, can't.

It's 2018 and unfortunately, things like that still happen. We live in what is arguably the most culturally diverse country, yet me walking hand in hand with my white boyfriend is not the 'norm.'

My boyfriend recently got a Facebook message, attached to it was a picture of us and the message simply said " Du Untermensch." A quick google search left me in awe.

"Du Untermensch," or just Untermensch, which translates to "subhuman" was a term used by Nazi's to describe people they deemed inferior I.e. Jews, Roma, Blacks, and other people of color.

I was shocked and angry.

I was also confused as to how a person would take time out of their day get on their social media and send such a disgusting message to an interracial couple. I was surprised because it's 2018, interracial marriage has been legal in the U.S for 51 years.

I'm used to the short glances we get while in public, especially going to college in a small town, but when someone sees it fitting to personally attack me as a person and to attack what countless of couples have fought for, is disgusting.

It blows my mind at how ignorant people can be. I never thought I would be the girl whose relationship would be seen as a problem. After all, my family is very accepting of my relationship and so is my boyfriend's family.

This situation opened my eyes; I realized that my relationship is not safe from the bigotry and racism in this world.

Love does not discriminate based on skin color. We all bleed the same.

There are millions of interracial couples and none of us are leaving anytime soon — so get used to it.

Report this Content
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments