Views from the 301- Stories of Interracial Couples
We've reached the end of a three (but really four) week series on interracial relationships. First, I told you all about the danger of stereotyping in interracial relationships, and then I reinforced that by discussing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Danger of a Single Story. This week, to go over that idea of telling and learning stories, I interviewed a few of my friends who are in interracial relationships. I'm considering making this a reoccuring post, seeing as you can never have too many stories (and it's loads of fun interviewing people). Like I said in the previous post, each one is different and each one combats stereotyping, so on that note: enjoy.
"He said, 'Do you think you could see yourself living in Jamaica?' and I said, 'Sure, I mean we could go now, but it would probably be better if we retired first.' He looked at me and said, 'I guess we should get married then.'"
This round of stories was very brief because, believe it or not, I don't know that many interracial couples! I'm hoping I get to meet more couples in the future, so I can share their stories with you guys. Special thanks to everyone who contributed to this post, and their speedy interviews. If you or someone you know is in an interracial relationship and wouldn't mind being interviewed, you can contact me through Mulattea's Facebook page (go like us!) or any of the contacts in the side bar.
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