Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Love Is (Color) Blind

Caddi Golia tries to ignore the stares when she walks down the sidewalks of Washington with her boyfriend. Holding hands and smiling at each other, they look like any other couple. Except for one clear difference: She’s black and he’s white. Mixed-race couples have been popping up in big-name movies such as Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself and Rick Famuyiwa’s Our Family Wedding. Still, students like Golia and her boyfriend Jake Reed still think their relationship is viewed as anything but mainstream. For many mixed-race couples at this university, the issue isn’t their relationships being tolerated — it’s their relationships being accepted. “It can get awkward,” said Golia, a junior public health major. “I don’t think [my boyfriend] notices, but I do and I just generally ignore it


  1. The truth is most ppl say they are all for interracial relationships, but truth be told, they are very uncomfortable with it. I remember when the BM/WM couples started it was ridiculed up and down, now BM/WM couples are so accepted you now see them easily paired in ads and nobody cares anymore. When more BM start pairing up with quality men outside their race it will also become de riguer that nobody will bat an eye at them.

  2. Typo!! I meant *BM/WW couples*. BM/WM couples are a different article..heheheheh