posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 08:19 PM
I am the product of a black/white relationship and do I ever have things to say about that! But I will keep it focused on your question.
My parents are VERY different. My dad fled from the south with his family when he was a child and though they were in a "better" environment, he
still grew up in extreme poverty.
My mom, an only child to two extremely attractive German/Irish parents, grew up pretty privileged.
They met in high school and have been together ever since. Dealing with racism on both sides, they both were able to have some insight into the others
perspectives. But not really. You don't usually know what someone else's life or experiences are like until you live them.
My dad still deals with racial profiling and my mom doesn't understand why. Because everyone can afford expensive vehicles despite the color of their
skin. At least that is how we are SUPPOSE to think. Sadly, people do not. So he gets randomly pulled over once a month or so. STILL. After dealing
with this for 60 years.
Another example is when Obama was first running for office. My dad put an Obama sign in their yard (only because he's black! My dad has never cared
about elections), and my mom took it and hid it because she thought he was the Anti-Christ.
My mom doesn't think any of these "accidental" police shootings are because of skin color. She's not racist, how can anyone else be??
My dad who has been profiled his whole life, believes without a doubt that people of any color other than white are constantly being profiled.
It would be great to live in a world where skin color was a non issue. Just neutral. No black movements, no white movements, Mexican, Asian, etc. We
were all just human.
That is how I've raised my children. They have friends of a variety of ethnic groups and religions. And it's pretty cool.