We don’t mean to be blunt… but we kind of do…
to be honest interracial relationships won’t solve the face of racism and in fact can be a product of racism. Almost anyone who is African American is not full African anymore by choice or forced. Most slave owners raped to ether show power, lustful intent, or to embarrass these people that were turned into slaves. They did this to all genders.
Interracial relationships also date back WAY back before American even existed Africa wasn’t just some sit on the mill animalistic place that white supremacy likes to paint it like here in America. Africa had kingdoms in several different countries and for at least 700 years the Moors ruled.
Greeks didn’t magically become the best archietects out of no where they got their info from Kemet (Egypt), Uganda, Ethiopia, etc. All these places had different names but several prominent African countries had kingdoms with working toliets, banks, artists, and anything else that is attributed to the Greek/Roman lifestyle.
In short so no
interracial relationships won’t solve racism
i’m responding to this cause this shit was all in the Black woman tag.
fyi for i get some shit I have nothing against interracial relationships as I have been in some myself. Before people want to come and shit on me.
But these pictures give a false sense of hope and fulfillment without actually tackling the problem of racism.
As a black woman married to a white man this shit pisses me off. People swear up and down making mixed babies solves racism, IT.DOES.NOT. It takes hard work, owning your stereotypes, and admitting how hard it is to live in this world as a non white person. When you have some level of consciousness you are constantly fighting against this silly ass way of thinking. Fuck this picture.
The more I see of these bullshit ass “kumbayah we’re all in love” kind of pictures, the more I realize that the underlying message they’re TRYING to convey is, “The true picture of love, is loving white people”.
Notice you don’t ever see two POC together as some sort of anti-racism ad.
You don’t hear the stories where the white person in the couple ditches the POC when they decide they want to “get a serious relationship”.
You don’t see the part where the relationship goes fine until the parents of the white couple pour out enough racism, and the white partner either decides to give up on the relationship (finding other “reasons” of course), OR, refuses to check their parents and just asks the POC to endure the unbearable.
You don’t see the part where the couple raises a kid and the white parent is ill-equipped to teach the child about what they need to do for survival against the bullies, the teachers, the strangers, the police.
You especially don’t see any part where this fucking magical kiss changes police violence, health care disparities, differences in pay rates, differences in hiring rates, differences in promotions, microaggressions, bank loans, murder rates, or incarceration.
But hey, a white person is kissing you, don’t you understand that the Heavens have parted, the Divine has come to Earth, the Good Word has poured forth and why would you worry about living safely, in health or wanting to be paid for work - shouldn’t you be grateful that THE WHITENESS HAS DEEMED YOU WORTHY?
The Kumbayah Myth is built on white supremacy.
As long as white supremacy is part of your idea of a relationship, you don’t have respect, or love, involved in any actual way.
Seriously, I was my ex-husband’s way to rebel & our son was a statement until he got darker than a paper bag & my ex couldn’t remember a word he said about what kind of father he was going to be, these days if it weren’t for the child support withholding order I doubt he’d acknowledge he has a kid at all. It’s been 10 years & I’m certain he never did check the grandmother telling stories about darkies at our son’s second b-day party, or step to his mother about her refusal to display any pics of kiddo once it was clear he couldn’t pass. Love doesn’t conquer racism, but it sure sounds good to people with no real investment in reality.