(Closed) Racism towards the other half…

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

What you’re describing is xenophobia, not racism. Not that it’s any better, but English and Greek people are the same “race” as far as our Western racial categories are concerned.

The English have a notorious reputation for disliking or distrusting foreigners, and also for find humor in very un-PC statements, so your story does not surprise me.

I am black and marrying a white man, so I’d be pleased if sheep sh*gging jokes were the worst we’d have to deal with to be honest.

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry you’re going through this 🙁

Although I’m not in this situation, I’ve witnessed it happening to a few of my friends. There was this one friend who used to get called a ‘gold-digger’. She speaks fluent english, and her family is actually financially better off than her Fiance…. I think people are just plain nasty sometimes. They look at people and judge them on the spot, making all sorts of assumptions. However there are also MANY wonderful people out there who don’t care cahoots about ethnicity differences and as long as you hold your head up high and ignore the nasty people, the comments will soon disappear. The friend and her Fiance got married a few years back and the are so much in love to this day and all the rude comments seem to have faded a lot!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

The other day a jogger in the park ran past me and my SO and yelled at me “don’t you go for your own kind??”

I admit I had a little cry about it in the park, so I’m maybe not the best person to give advice on how to deal..

I just do my best to ignore the comments

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Oh, goodness. I’m black, and Darling Husband is white, and we live in the American South. Our families had a hard time with it, to the point of saying some pretty unsupportive things, though never to each others’ faces. It was mostly to us (their own child), and in the beginning. They’ve gotten over it, and love us both so much now.

Strangers, though…Gotta learn to laugh it off or rise above. And don’t take it personally.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

UGH! Stuff like this makes me so MAD!! My Fiance are both white, but we’re very close with a couple, and she’s black and he’s white. She’s amazing, but her family is SO racist against him! I feel so bad for both of them!

People can be so pig-headed and it’s so sad to think about people saying horrible things to complete strangers. :/

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