I was debating on whether or not to write this post It’s something that I don’t think about on a daily basis, but has been brought up before. While hanging out on Facebook yesterday I came across this video with the Mowry twins. I usually don’t watch videos on Facebook, but I have always liked the Mowry twins so I wanted to see what it was about and this was the video:
After watching the video I myself was in tears. I didn’t come from an interracial family, but I am in an interracial marriage. When I chose to be with my husband it didn’t have anything to do with color. He was just a man that I fell in love with.
After my husband and I were pregnant with our first child (Drama) my mother in law asked us if we knew what we were doing. Of course I had no idea what she was talking about until she went on with bringing up a mixed child in this world. She continued to ask if we were worried about what people were going to say about us and our children. The answer to her questions were yes we knew what we were doing, and NO we hadn’t thought about what people might say about our children.
I always thought that our kids would grow up the same way we did. I never had to deal with racism so why would I think that my kids would. I never would have thought that kids in their school would call them names because their mom is black and their father is white. I guess if we lived some where other than where we do now it might be a problem. We live in a neighborhood where it seems being with the same race is out of the ordinary. Many of my kids friends are mixed, and their cousins are mixed. So, No I don’t worry about my kids at all.
I am very sad that Tamera is going through this, and that her son is even brought into the mix. I hope that one day we all will be able to look past color and see people for who they really are. Until that happens we have to manage and deal with the ignorance in the world.
How do you feel about interracial marriage?