As I am always researching matters pertaining interracial families, I came across a post on The Salt Collective written by Liz Lin entitled. How Do You Raise A Multiracial Child?. As woman of Chinese descent, Lin’s experience differs from many of ours. But as a mother, it is not so different. We all want the best for our children. We want them to work hard, thrive and be successful.
Swirl Date and Marry has noticed that more black women are taking the chance at online dating. Some give up, some hang in there and actually find their future husbands. You can meet a mate almost anywhere like at the supermarket, library or bookstore, coffee shop, at a bar, or online. Although online dating is just one of many ways to meet other singles, it is one of the easiest ways to get yourself out there. There is still a stigma associated with online dating but that is fading fast due to the success of many couples who met online. Most eventually marry and many even have families and are happy.
Relationship quirks black women married to white men will understand on its own may give one reason to reflect. Marriage is already a tough game, and interracial relationships have their own share of drama making it even trickier to figure out. In this modern-day and age, color preference in relationships should not be an issue anymore. Unfortunately, that is not the case. There are still a few struggles that black women married to white men face, and here are some of them:
I was browsing through blog posts and articles recently and I came across a question that said, “Help! My daughter is marrying a black man! What should I do?” Reading and re-reading the question out loud in my head, it surprises me how there are still these bigoted stereotypes like that in this day and age. It seemed like a really big crisis for that woman, almost comparable to asking a question such as “my daughter is marrying a drug addict, what should I do?”
This little gem was found on Facebook from the page belonging to Jessica Carter of Alabama. She works at Aldi , a discount grocery store chain, and shares stories of the Day’s events at the store. I am happily sharing such a touching scene which is especially because it is the South. It is too cute!
Because of my History of Horror and Sci Fi film class back at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1991, I did some digging into Edgar Rice Burroughs and what I found was not very good. Yes he became a prolific Sci Fi writer, but his stories were rooted in some of the most racist mindset I have ever seen. I put it all in context considering the racial climate of the time but he does not get a pass.
Last year, the cereal brand Cheerios released a commercial that featured an interracial couple and their biracial daughter. The racist backlash against seeing a black man with a white woman was so severe that Cheerios had to disable comments on its YouTube account. During the Super Bowl this year, the brand double-downed on its efforts to be reflective of a diverse nation and released a second commercial featuring the same family. In the new ad, the mother is pregnant with the couple’s second child. This commercial was marked with far less backlash.
The year 2015 marked a point in modern history when racial tension reached a new height. The Paris attacks and ISIS beheadings turned public opinion against Muslims as more Syrians flooded into Europe to escape war. Meanwhile, the Black Lives Matter movement took root and spread across America like wildfire – feeding racial tension between Whites and Blacks everywhere.
This post caused a mini firestorm on my Facebook page. I revisited a story from 1996. Remember the young black girl named Keisha Thomas from Ann Arbor, Michigan who with her own body protected a KKK rally supporter from being beaten? Maybe she had just watched an episode of “The Hulk” and figured her body could transform into a gamma radiated being able to withstand, kicks, punches, sticks and stones from enraged protesters. Whatever Thomas’ motivation, her brave act of humanity touched millions and softened the klan organizer’s heart and he thanked her. Ironic.
Nawal al-Hawsawi is outspoken, black, a qualified pilot and married to a white man – everything her critics say a Saudi woman shouldn’t be. But despite receiving waves of abuse on social media, she refuses to bow to convention and hits back at her detractors “with love”. Al-Hawsawi has become something of a star on social media. She has amassed almost 50,000 followers on Twitter, where she posts about the importance of racial diversity and marriage equality.
Miss Zendaya Maree Stromer, better know as Zendaya, is a household name for anyone living with young teens, twenty- something girl’s and, I myself am thirty-four and even I follow her! Zendaya is most recognizable from Disney’s 2009 show Shake It Up when she portrayed the character Rocky Blue, a recording artist and also, an increasingly familiar face that’s synonymous with young girl’s and, the Disney brand alike. If you’re aware of trending news you will also recall Zendaya from media controversy about her biracial black and white mixed identity.
Blasian is a term associated with a person mixed with black and Asian background. It also means a married couple or romantic relationship made up a person with a black or African and Asian. Blasian is more commonly known as Afro-Asian.
My name is Selena G. About 20 years ago, I had a white boyfriend named Matt Z. We loved each other very much and I could see us married. My parents and brother did not like him from the start and always gave me a hard time about him. I should not have been surprised because in my home there wasalways hatred of white people.
Seems that Rachel Dolezal was far from the first who passed for black. America’s foremost Geologist and first director of the new US Geological Survey Clarence King in 1879. Right is Ada Copeland King, the former slave he married under the assumed name and identity of James Todd, a light-skinned black man. Only on his deathbed did King confess to his family that he was really Clarence King, a white man, not a light-skinned Pullman Porter.
It is commonplace for First Lady Michelle Obama to host teas and other social gatherings in the White House. But we all know this was not always the case. I am completing a Pinterest board of American Presidents and their wives. While researching, I found out some interesting information about a past first lady.