How do you handle being in an interracial relationship publicly?
Well I've been in an interracial relationship for 4 years and before that none of my other boyfriends have ever been the same race as me. It really shouldn't be a big deal but for some people it is. Race has never really bothered me because my family is Creole and we have so many different shades and colors between all of us.
I used to get so much flack for it though. I remember when I was in high school, this guy asked me out. I just wasn't interested in him. He then went off on me about how I was racist. My teacher actually had to stop class and we had a debate on the situation. Who you wish to date is just personal preference. I personally like all guys from skinny white guys like Adam Brody, beefcake caramel men like Vin diesel, to sexy deep chocolate Morris Chestnut.
You won’t only get flack from your own race. I cannot even tell you how many times white girls have come up to me saying stuff like I shouldn’t be with my man and that he should be with them instead. Well guess what? It’s been 4 years and he hasn't gone anywhere. This goes for all races. Love doesn’t see color and just cause you’re part of one race doesn't mean you have to feel limited to dating and befriending only them.
Basically, you just have to do you. As long as you're secure in your relationship that is all that matters. If someone doesn't like it I really don't care. As you can probably tell, I have no issue with saying who is attractive to me. I'll go on and on about it and rub it in their faces. If they don't like it they don't have to associate with me. If that’s not your style, all you can do is ignore them and live your life because its YOUR life. Then it will just rub salt in their wounds when they see that you’re happy and they’re not.