Interracial couples across the country are processing the current outcry for racial justice-and, in some cases, how it is affecting their relationships. Every relationship, interracial or not, comes with its own issues. But now that so many more people are grappling with senseless killings of Black people and the legacy of racism in this country, interracial relationships-especially those involving Black and non-Black people-can feel more complex than ever.
Under apartheid inter-racial relationships were banned in South Africa.
It is very rewarding to love someone who is different from you in terms of race, culture, identity, religion, and more. When we are open with each other, we can broaden each other's perspectives, approach the world in different ways, and even find that there is a connection in our differences.
Challenges You May Face if you are in an interracial relationship :
• Derogatory comments in public.
• Loss of contact with friends or family that disapprove.
• Negative comments online or in the media.
• Negative stereotyping.
• Open hostility and intimidation.
• Rejection from family or being disinherited.
• A sense of isolation.
• Stares, insults, jibes, slights, and whispers.
Couples from different backgrounds can fall apart because of a failure to handle differences, talk about their challenges (and any stress they create), and external societal judgement and prejudice. And the only way to guarantee any chance of success is to know what you're up against.
A black man whose Twitter handle is Swaga_Doc1 took to social media to share pictures of him and his wife. They tied the knot on 09 October 2021. On the pictures he shared they both look jubilant. He is black and the wife is white.
"Got married to the love of my life. Thank God", he shared.
They look good together but racists will obviously leave disparaging remarks on Swaga Doc1's timeline, but if their love is strong, their relationship will not fall apart anytime soon.
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