Couples Share Their Best Advice for Navigating an Interracial Relationship
Interracial couples across the country are processing the current outcry for racial justice—and, in some cases, how it’s affecting their relationship. The celebrity world offers up plenty of examples. Actress Tika Sumpter, who is Black and engaged to a white man, Raipur Escort Service, tweeted that white people in relationships with Black people must fight racism on behalf of their partners. Rapper and talk show host Eve revealed on The Talk that she’s been having some uncomfortable conversations with her white husband. Then there’s Alexis Ohanian, husband to tennis great Serena Williams, who recently resigned from his seat on the Reddit board of directors. He urged them to replace him with a Black candidate because, in part, he has “to be able to answer his Black daughter when she asks: What did you do?”
It wasn’t too long ago that loving someone from a different racial background was a crime in this country. The landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia struck down state bans on interracial marriage in 1967. Escorts Service Raipur, Now interracial relationships are growing in number. As of 2016, 10.2% of married people living together were in interracial or interethnic relationships, according to the Pew Research Center—up from 7.4% in 2012.
Every relationship, interracial or not, comes with its issues. But now that so many more people are grappling with senseless killings of Black people and the legacy of racism in this country, interracial relationships Call Girls in Raipur—especially those involving Black and non-Black people—can feel more complex than ever.
Here, SELF spoke to three married interracial couples about what it feels like to love each other during this moment in history. Their responses have been edited and condensed for clarity.
Lewis, 47, and Melissa, 41, have been married for 12 years and have two children. Lewis, an attorney, identifies as Black American, and Melissa, a former marketing director and current yoga instructor, identifies as Chinese American (Cantonese). The two had a chance meeting in a clothing store in Philadelphia where Melissa was a sales associate.