A white Tennessee teenager set up a Go Fund Me page after her dad took away her car and threatened to not pay for college because she is dating a black man.Allie Dowdle from the town of Eads, 30 miles east of Memphis, set up the fundraising page on January 11. I’ll never forget the yelling my parents did, when they expressed how disappointed they were in me, that I could do so much better. I couldn’t comprehend how someone could be seen as less because of pigment.I’m not constantly analyzing our relationship and wondering if something is normal or if it’s unique to being in an interracial marriage.However, there are definitely times when I’m reminded just how different our thinking can be as a result of our skin color.
In a statement to WMC Action News, a Go Fund Me spokesperson said: With hundreds of thousands of campaigns, it’s not feasible for Go Fund Me to investigate the claims stated by each Campaign Organizer.
The fact that she was Chinese came as no surprise, yet the reality of it set in only after I heard her speaking with her mother on the phone.
“Wo zai...”For 10 solid minutes, I watched with wide eyed amazement as the girl I was getting to know rattled off sentence after sentence of incomprehensible Shanghainese.
Between 20, interracial and interethnic married couples grew by 28 percent over the decade, according to the 2010 census.
College students are finding themselves in relationships with partners of different races, which is less of a novelty and more a reality of changing race perceptions in America. As a white, straight male, any form of discrimination I face must necessarily be experienced through someone else, which in my case would be my partner of a little over a year.