City Paper is not for tourists
I am appalled at the one-sided articles you printed on interracial couples (“Love Knows Color,” 11/21). Your writers interviewed young people whose only interest was sexual. These articles did not address interracial couples who were in a real relationship or married. The one couple you did interview only dwelt on the negative aspects of the interracial marriage. It seems to me that your organization had one agenda and that was to make interracial dating seem wrong. Well, it is not!
I am a black woman who is married to a white man. We have been married for five years. I am happy to say we have only had a few racial incidents since we have been together. That is not to say that others will not have problems, but we have been blessed. I believe it is sorry to discount someone that you have a lot in common with because he/she is not the right color. You may lose the love of your life.
My husband and I come from different backgrounds, and it is not all racial. It is mostly economic. My family was middle-class, with both parents working. His father was a businessman and his mom was a homemaker. We are both college-educated and hold similar views about the world. Everything is not about race. I wish we would stop simplifying everything to make everything seem this way.
I hope the twin girls that we brought into this world will grow up in a more enlightened society.
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