And, yes, it still happens to interracial couples today.The fact that the term “interracial dating” exists just proves that it is an issue to date outside your race.lie to yourself) that interracial dating isn't a problem.But let us not forget that just 50 years ago interracial marriage was illegal in many states.That’s because deadbeats, cheaters and manipulators only come in one color, right? The reality is that you’ll have to do much more than land a love interest with a different skin tone from yours to end destructive dating patterns.
As harmless blog posts, cute Cheerios commercials, and the deep abysses of comments sections have taught us, there are still people out there who simply hate to see people of different races together. To quote Aziz Ansari: "Anytime you have sex with someone of a different race, think about that for a moment. If you can fantasize about what your baby with Ryan Gosling would look like, I can certainly imagine walking around with North West 2.0. It feels like Shonda Rhimes is making programming explicitly for you.Disappointingly, prejudice has evolved along with our mindsets and has adapted to become subtle and internalized.What’s shocking to me is how sneaky racial discrimination is when it comes to encountering a couple in an interracial relationship. Though you might never say one hateful word, your mind will endlessly wonder what their freaking babies will look like.So if seeing a beautiful relationship can't change their minds, I can at least make a hate-filled racist's day a bit worse just by being with the person I love. Because nothing feels better than orgasming while thinking about all the progress we've made in civil rights in this country." God Bless America. Here's the proof: Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant, Olivia and Jake Ballard, Lila and Wes from , Cristina and Preston Burke, George O'Malley and Callie Torres, Jackson and April — that's without mentioning some more of the fleeting encounters that took place in the corridors, patient's rooms, and janitor's closets of Seattle's Grace Hospital — and now Annalise and Eve.There's nothing like strapping in for a night of Shondaland knowing your relationship is probably going to be reflected on the screen.It was only in 1967 that laws banning interracial marriage were deemed unconstitutional.