Vixen Vent: Interracial Couples Should Be Celebrated

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Researchers and scholars say that in the future, everyone will be racially mixed. Historically speaking, this is no phenomenon, for it has been going on for centuries. Is it such a bad thing though? Interracial couples and children show us that love has no color. Many may argue that this is simply a case of naivety, but we beg to differ.

You see, race is a huge topic around the world and even more so in the United States, a country that is practically obsessed with the concept. Different races of people dating each other represents a sign of the times here. For some, seeing a black man with a white woman makes their blood boil because of the stigmas that are attached to it. Others simply don’t care.

With the amount of interracial couples we see on television, on the streets in metropolitan cities and in many of our own families, it makes me wonder why people get their panties in a bunch when they see one. Black men in particular get the most flack from black women when they are associated with or dating females of other races. Colorism still exists but there are definitely enough guys of color to go around. If you want a Cosby show family, you can still have one. If Jay-Z and Beyonce, Jada-Pinkett and Will Smith, Lala Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony or Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade aren’t enough to convince you, then I don’t know what is.

In the end it all boils down to this: we date who we like and we like who we date. Interracial couples are a beautiful thing and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Live and let live.

How do you feel about interracial dating and/or couples Vixens?

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