Associated: 10 Things to Never Say to Someone in an Interracial Relationship

Associated: 10 Things to Never Say to Someone in an Interracial Relationship

Associated: 10 Things to never ever Say to Someone in an Interracial Relationship

“I’m from the really small town with just one family that is african-American. Since interracial relationship wasn’t something [my parents] ever experienced or considered, we’d never talked about it. My now-husband Joe was in a truly intense drama system for his MFA—and we determined not to ever tell my moms and dads about his ethnicity until I became yes it was a yes thing. I just didn’t want it to cloud our relationship, or frankly, destroy the buzz. Therefore if he could come home for Thanksgiving while they knew who he was and spoke on the phone, they had no idea he was black until almost a year later when I asked. My mother really was worried about just what the neighbors would think. It was typical of her (she had comparable reactions to my senior high school design), but my dad stated, ‘forget him home,’ and took the drama out of the situation about it; bring. […]