On election night, I thought about all those moments, and I felt overwhelmed at the possibility of taking that on over the next four years.
Communication is necessary for any healthy relationship, and in an interracial relationship it’s paramount.
He put his hand on my knee and reminded me that I was safe with him. Racism isn’t something white people to face every day.
And too many times, those same white boyfriends decided to sit out being my partner.
Sometimes, they’re enraged — like the time when I called my last boyfriend after I left American Apparel in search of nipple covers for a white bodysuit. And then there are the quieter times, the ones that weigh more heavily, that bring us closer together.
The store had some, but none that matched my skin tone. Once, in my late 20s, my boyfriend and I were stopped by police, and I quickly became frantic about the weed in the car.