Recently, my husband and I went to see the movie Lakeview Terrace and a few years ago we saw the movie Something New and both of these movies depict the act of a black woman dating a white man as some sort of freaky thing. I'll admit it wasn't a popular thing when my husband and I first got married but, our marriage was never based on color. Yes, I see the color of his skin and he sees mine but, on the inside we bleed the same and we love the same although we were raised very different.
I was raised like many minorities; I had a single mother, a pay check away from poverty, and my father was totally absent. My husband on the other hand was raised with both parents, his dad owned his own cleaning business and even when his parents were divorced, he still maintained a close relationship with both parents. My family is very accepting of him and most of his family accepting of me. I don't really think his family totally understands the life of someone who has been born out of wedlock, a minority, and poverty. Therefore, sometimes they sometimes they make me feel uncomfortable and judged.
Obviously, Lakeview Terrace isn't how everyday Americans deal with interracial couples with hate crimes and obscene behavior but, I do see the looks from black men and white women. Some white women look at us in disgust and the black men look at me like I'm a traitor.
Most black women act like it doesn't bother them unless they see a black man with a white woman and that's because black men have the reputation of not taking care of their wives and kids and then some of those same black men will get with a white woman a treat her like gold. I know exactly how it feels to have a father not take care of you and not show the tiniest bit of love to and then marry someone else and have three kids with them and be the trophy father to them. It doesn't feel good but, I don't believe individuals should be the voice for everyone that fit into their race bracket.
It's funny how so many things in the world are going wrong like the economy, gas, food, and many other things and people are actually bothered by people of different races being together. People should be happy that people love one another. I love my husband very much and I've dated African American, Caucasian, Asian, Dominican and Bi-racial people. Love is love and skin color is like the color of eyes; they come in different shapes, colors, and sizes.
I really believe that someday fifty percent of the population will be biracial. Look around, there is a strong possibility that the next president might be a biracial man and that has nothing do with the matter of him being able to get the job done or not. Most parents who have mentally challenged children don't hate their children because their different. When will this world learn what true love is. When someone has a heart of true love they don't just love one person but, they are able to love anyone; even their enemies.