“Since being in an interracial relationship, I have noticed comments pointed at me that are never said to a couple of the same race.
“Although, often said in a humorous and non-malicious way; the comments feed the aggressive stereotype that shapes the perception of black men as predatory, as well as fuelling the assumption that a black male is overtly sexually charged. Comments like this leads to us feeling self conscious about how people perceive us as an interracial couple.
“Although I am not the minority that is directly affected, I can still feel the micro aggressions which come from these stereotypes embedded in our society.”
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