Interracial couples have to endure a few uncomfortable glances, question, and crude remarks publicly. Interracial couples are still seen as people who have broken the rules of the society, are ridiculed for going against social norms and are constantly kept on tenterhooks by society and family. Few words, phrases, and sentences that interracial couples have to put on with are almost common worldwide
Comments interracial couples have to bear about their offspring’s
It is not uncommon to hear people talk about your kids if you are an interracial couple. Generally, people will remark that you guys are going to have awesome mixed babies. Now no one is entitled to comment on your personal life. You guys may or may not have even thought about having babies still there are people around you who have decided the color and kind of your babies. Apart from that a few of them may even warn you about the identity crisis your kids are going to face once they grow up.
People constantly keep reminding you of your struggle
There will be instances when people will keep pestering you to remember the time when you had to face family pressure, social alienation and a host of other problems because you were in an interracial relationship. Some lucky people may have found a supportive family and a conducive environment for their interracial dating and relationship still you will be asked to share your experience about how you faced the rough times when everybody was against your relationship.
I try and create a different story every time people ask me about my struggle. It has become common knowledge within my social circle that these kinds of questions do not bother me anymore. We need to understand that our struggles are our own experiences and we may choose not to share them with anyone in the world.
Sarcastically interracial couples are called the future of relationships
While walking hand in hand down a street an interracial couple is not trying to make a progressive statement. They are two individuals who are in love with each other. People may even make this statement on your face although some of them sarcastically as if you have been really trying to make a difference to the society.
Questions about ethnicity and your taste will always come up
Many people are constantly going to nag you about your lack of taste since you have moved from your race to another to build a relationship and a family. There will be direct questions like – You do not like anyone from your own race? Didn’t you find someone who looks more like you?
An analogy between you and other interracial couples will be drawn just for the conversation
Being an interracial couple or being in an interracial relationship is not that easy since people will keep telling you about the other interracial couples they have known all through their life. They will draw an analogy in almost everything between you and the other couples whom you haven’t ever heard of.
You need to keep your spirits high and ensure that these kinds of comments do not affect you. Remember your relationship holds more worth than such kinds of talks and low behavior of people who can’t think beyond their race.