Interracial dating between black man and white woman

It has been six months since we moved to Spain together and almost seven years since we started dating, and I couldn’t be happier!All the fears my parents have for our relationship have yet to materialize, even here in this foreign land.There’s this encouragement and social pressure for people to date interracially, especially the white female and black male pairing.In TV and movies, black men are always hypersexualized and depicted specifically as sexy and always in the presence of white women. We are talking about changes to an entire system of different classes and cultures and sub-cultures who generally share collective attitudes and behavior.He was great, so naturally I thought nothing of bringing him home for my parents to meet right after I turned 16. I’ll never forget the look on my parents’ faces when Mike walked through the door: confusion mixed with horror.When he left—after an hour of awkward silence interrupted by short bursts of conversation—the drama began.Our love for each other has grown so much that I’ve come to realize that it’s time to tell my parents.

Little did they know the man of my dreams was actually a reality and had been in my life for quite some time.I made up excuses to not come home on breaks so I could spend them with Mike’s family, who welcomed me with open, loving arms and had a hard time understanding my choice to hide our relationship.I tried a few times to slip the topic of interracial dating into conversations with my parents, telling stories of friends who were happily dating or getting married.Recently, we’ve been talking more about marriage and our future—both things that I want my parents to experience with us.I hope that they can try to be open-minded enough to share in our love, but if not, that’s okay.

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