Be aware and check yourself of what prejudices against another ethnicity you may be bringing to the table.If you would not want it said to you, do not say it to someone else.Open your mind and your heart to the possibilities for love. Neither of you should see the other as a chief ambassador or racial educator for your group.Be aware that there may be cultural differences about certain things like flirting. As people of colour, we are very used to being the ones who are discriminated against.Just because you’ve dated one person of a specific race doesn’t mean everyone from their background is the same. Remember that there’s a lot of diversity in any culture. Race is not a part of you getting to know each other.
You’ve been dating for a while but you’ve never met their friends or family. Have the courage to reach outside of your type and go for it. Perhaps, they only take you to inconspicuous places in one part of town. Anyone who is ashamed of being seen with you does not deserve to date you, whatever the story. Choose someone worthy of the wonderful person you are. If anyone approaches you saying, “it has always been my fantasy to date someone like you,” they are just seeking to experiment. There is a difference between someone who has never dated interracially but is interested in you, and someone just looking to experiment. Other people may have issues with your choice of who to love. Fitting into this lifestyle felt more natural to me than living in Rochester ever did.In Rochester everyone appeared to me as clones, walking down school halls clad in American Eagle apparel with Aroma Joe’s coffee cups in hand, but at TU everything clicked.
Although New Hampshire is over 94% “white alone”, (and zero percent Native American) my high school proudly flaunts the Red Raider mascot, a stereotypical Native American with a face tinted blood red (Census Bureau, 2014).