Dating different generation interracial
It was barely a week into our relationship before Vaughan and I started getting comments about how adorable our children would be. I didn’t really know how to respond to those comments.
Besides the fact that at that point, we were not even close to considering a future together, was I supposed to feel special that I was dating someone who was a different race than me?
But from my experience and from stories of my peers, there is as much desire for racial justice and reconciliation as there is unhelpful idolizing and fetishizing of interracial relationships and biracial friends.
Below are four truths we need to understand about IRRs.
Everything was a bit more straightforward – predictable, maybe. Generation-Y doesn’t have it easy when it comes to dating and relationships.Do my friends whose spouses are the same ethnicity not have as biblical of a marriage as those who are interracial?We would obviously answer these questions with a big fat .But I also know that sin has twisted all good things, and that even our good and godly intentions when dialoguing about race have a habit of missing the mark.We tend to either reduce IRR stories, whether they are our own or others’, to a party trick (something to show off and exploit rather than understand and love), or we elevate them to a pedestal where we can worship and idolize them.