Interracial Dating... There's more to it than Black & White
Okay, you've made the conscious decision to be in a relationship with a person of a different race...what does that really mean? If you look up the word...okay, I'll do it. Interracial: "relating to, involving, or representing different races". So what is 'Race'?
Race by definition is "a group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution". So, technically if I, being of African (my race), decent, would hook up with a Haitian, Dominican, or Jamaican; upon first glance, it would look like we're just another black couple. Reality is we would be considered an "interracial couple". Dating interracially isn't just black and white dating. It's Asian and black, Hispanic and white, and the list goes on and on. We are all different and that's beautiful. All races are connected. Our ancestors gave equally to our genetic makeup and we all share common ancestors. But think about it, haven't you dated someone within "your race" with very different family history, beliefs, values, etc? It always amazes me when I hear people preach that we should stay "with our own kind". In order to do that we would truly have to date our own brother and sister and that's just nasty.
You know, with all of the definitions and classifications aside, "multicultural" relationships are just what we needed in today's world of cultural misunderstanding and racial intolerance. Interracial relationships go to the core of what you and I, what we all really want, and that's to be loved and respected. Ignorance is the fuel of intolerance. Multicultural relationships helps eliminates that ignorance and replaces it with respect or at least tolerance. So, since you're here, just know that you're doing good for the world... You've decided to see the beauty in a person of another race and look beyond any cultural differences. You've opened yourself to new thoughts, experiences, and even different ways of life. All for the sake of getting to know who this person really is and hopefully finding love, well at least a new friend. It's our most basic wants and needs that connect us as one race, the human race...
Your perfect partner could be online right now...
What are you looking for?
Everything else is just window dressing.
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