Hi, my name is Ashley, and I’m currently in an interracial relationship.
I’m black, my boyfriend is white, and sometimes this fact can cause some awkwardness, despite living in a diverse city like New York City.
“Switching Teams” is a phrase I have often heard out the mouths of men and women who have experienced repeated dissatisfaction when dating individuals of their own race.
The world is starting to openly acknowledge and embrace them.
It was only in 1967 that laws banning interracial marriage were deemed unconstitutional.
Long after this ruling, interracial couples were still harassed and discriminated against.
Interracial marriage can serve as an eye opener for those involved in it.
They learn to understand, respect and accept a culture that’s very different from their own.