I’m presently during my 3rd relationship that is interracial.
This is certainly, from Puerto Rico and got me in a lot of trouble with my dad unless you count my first boyfriend – Jose – who, in the second grade, long-distance collect-called me. Then it is my fourth relationship that is interracial.
And even though interracial dynamics constantly put in a layer of work to love, it is essential to notice that I’m white.
Because whenever you’re a white individual in an interracial relationship, there’s this whole – ohhh, ya understand – white supremacy thing hanging floating around.
And therefore has got to be acknowledged – and managed – constantly.
Lest your relationship be condemned – as well as your “No, Really, I’m a significant individual” card be forever revoked.
We communicate a lot in social justice sectors on how to make an effort to be an improved ally that is white folks of color – and a great deal of this Allyship 101 advice can (and may) be straight put on our intimate relationships. (más…)